Bullies are loners who have low self-esteem and pick on other people to feel better about themselves, right?
Not always. People who bully often have friends and feel fine about themselves. But they are impulsive and don’t like to be frustrated.
They like to control other people and don’t feel sympathy for others. They like to feel more powerful than those around them.
They may also bully out of fear or lack of understanding about a person’s culture, race, background or lifestyle. Sometimes, a bully is someone who has been bullied themselves.
A bully can be an individual or a group of people. It can be someone your own age, younger or older, like a person in a position of power. It can be a guy or a girl. It can be someone who is outgoing and aggressive or someone who seems quiet on the surface, but does things behind your back.