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How do I know if I'm a bully?

154 Answers
Last Updated: 03/04/2020 at 2:51am
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Top Rated Answers
Anonymous
August 6th, 2016 7:12pm
If you're physically and mentally hurting someone or causing people to feel disturb or distrought, are many stereotypes for a bully.
Anonymous
August 7th, 2016 4:52pm
Think on you ways of thinking rather than actions, then on the combination of both thinking and action.
AllLoveNoHate
August 7th, 2016 8:49pm
It could be anything from Sending Mean messages online to hitting someone, if you know they are getting hurt from it then more than likely you are bullying them!
Supergirl94
August 10th, 2016 6:22am
If you put others down to make yourself feel better, if you purposefully say mean negative things to them, if you feel good about putting them down.
Anonymous
August 11th, 2016 7:36pm
If you find yourself deflecting your frustrations onto other people in the way of violence or ultimatums you might be a bully
Anonymous
August 11th, 2016 10:49pm
If you're being mean to another person, you're turning them down, hitting them or not caring about their feelings.
Anonymous
August 12th, 2016 5:49am
If you insult someone constantly, push them, hit them and just terrorise them on a day to day basis
Anonymous
August 12th, 2016 11:00pm
If you're finding enjoyment in making other people feel bad or under the weather, that is a pretty good way to tell.
Grangs
August 14th, 2016 4:21am
You know you are a bully by getting off by putting someone down, its just fun to you and you don't care that it is hurting someone else.
Anonymous
August 14th, 2016 5:14pm
If you really enjoy seeing others in despair and agony then the bully in you may encourage you to aggravate the situation. In general, bullies have no respect for what others feel. In reality they are insecure people who just want to be in the scheme of things by hook or by crook. Reason? Only the weakest can identify the strongest quicker than others! :)
Anonymous
August 19th, 2016 1:08pm
If other people around you seem to be mean to you, or if they avoid you and look scared, you're probably a bully.
Melanie015
August 25th, 2016 10:07am
You start making fun of others flaws. And that makes you feel so happy and confident.
Anonymous
August 27th, 2016 9:47pm
What makes you ask yourself this question ? Have you done anything to someone weaker that you shouldn't have done ?
EsmeRose
September 1st, 2016 7:58pm
You intentionally say things or do things to affect the well being of others. This could include making remarks about their appearance or roughing them around.
Anonymous
September 4th, 2016 6:47am
You will know your a bully by the way you treat people and how others react to them do you show them respect or are you judgemental
Anonymous
September 4th, 2016 9:42am
How do you treat people? Would you want to be treated like that? If you are don't worry, you can change! Treat others with respect and kindness!
peacefulSky56
September 7th, 2016 12:30am
if you feel that you enjoy people's pain and see them suffering, the desire of repeating it over and over to weak people then you are a bully
Kat140615xx
September 18th, 2016 3:12pm
If your making someone feel worthless or pulling them down constant, or making fun of them for no reason. But if you are acting like this please stop it. there is so many deaths due to bullying, remember its not healthy.
Anonymous
September 25th, 2016 1:28am
In most cases bullies tend to continuously harass someone in person. Though, there are different situations in which a person could harass someone online. This is called cyber bullying. Do you tend to call someone something that is meant to hurt them day in day out?
Anonymous
October 5th, 2016 8:29pm
Well it depends, if you just say something as a joke to someone not often, then you aren't a bully. But if you're constantly nagging on the same person then that makes you a bully
MKDavis
October 5th, 2016 10:02pm
If you repeatedly disrespect another person for no good reason. Be friendly and caring, people will act the same to you
FuzzyBunny2
October 6th, 2016 7:52am
To my limited experience I'd say if you do harmful things to others, things that if happen to you, you will be sad
aussiesarah
October 6th, 2016 12:59pm
If most of what you say to or about people is negative, then you are probably participating in some kind of bullying behavior. If people tend to avoid you or mention that what you are saying is mean or unfair then there is also a very high chance. A final tip is that if you have found yourself thinking "Am I a bully?" and not being able to immediatly dismiss it, that is a very sure sign in itself
Anonymous
October 7th, 2016 4:53pm
If you make people feel hurt or threatened, you are probably a bully. So if you are doing any of these things, please stop. Treat others how you want to be treated.
Sunshineinapocket
October 9th, 2016 3:35pm
You are a bully if you hurt people . Wether verbally or physically . For example , insulting others ina very hurtful way is verbally bullying . If you hit others till they have bruises , that is physically bullying . If you think you are a bully , please stop bullying . Everyone deserves a right to be happy
Anonymous
October 19th, 2016 8:07pm
You know that you are a bully If people are scared or intimidated by u. People usually know when they r not treating others right
Anonymous
October 19th, 2016 11:08pm
Usually bullies taunt, pick on, harass peers frequently. If you think you're a bully, try watching your actions and think to yourself, "Would I want this to happen to me?"
DancingDaffodil
October 23rd, 2016 9:01pm
If a group of people are hurting you emotionally, physically, and/or mentally. From personally experience, if you feel as if you're being isolated by the people around you.
courageousKermit25
October 26th, 2016 11:20am
you may be happier, when you threat on others. May be do not want to accept people that are different
Anonymous
October 27th, 2016 8:07am
Well you would be picking on people either physically or emotionally and or both and yeh it's really hard to identify sometimes