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Is it my fault I get bullied?

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Last Updated: 03/20/2018 at 5:24pm
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MoonsweptDreams
May 21st, 2017 4:38pm
Bullying is never the victim's fault. Bullies should be held, and often are, accountable for their actions. Like anyone else, they have the gift of self-control. Whether they decide to use it or not is up to them.
Bella20
June 13th, 2017 12:00am
No of course not! Bullies normally bully because they are unhappy or jealous or trying to make others feel as miserable as them. It's never your fault that you are getting bullied.
Samuelll
July 11th, 2017 6:36am
Nope it is not, victim blaming is not ok. Although people argue that certain behaviors invite bullying, such as being different or acting outside of social norms. Being assertive and telling the appropriate people can help reduce bullying. For example telling other teachers in school could help as teachers would hopefully intervene and the bully would be more hesitant to continue his/her behavior. Aside from that, learning how to ignore bullies or recognize their behavior can make you more resilient as a person.
Enigmatica
November 27th, 2017 10:50pm
Not at all. Bullying is a result of someone feeling the need to put someone else down, and if you're being bullied it's not your fault, just your unfortunate. I'm sad to hear that you're in this position. But remember you're not at fault, and you're wonderful
IAmAStrawberry15
December 5th, 2017 2:50pm
It is most definitely not your fault! No one has ever done anything to deserve being bullied, and you are certainly not an exception.
Anonymous
March 20th, 2018 5:24pm
No, it is the bullies own insecurities.