10 Peaceful Ways to Handle Bullies in the Office


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2. Control Your Emotions

The last thing you want to do when someone yells at you is to cry in return. You want to stay professional. So learn to control your emotions and stay calm even in the most complicated situations. They will stop bullying as soon as you do not respond.

When faced with a bully, it’s natural to feel frustrated, angry, or upset. However, reacting with emotions can escalate the situation and give the bully the satisfaction they seek. So instead, try to remain calm and in control of your emotions. Take deep breaths, count to 10, or do whatever you need to do to maintain your composure.

Controlling your emotions also means not letting the bully’s words or actions get to you. Instead, try to maintain a positive outlook and not internalize their negativity. Remember that the bully’s behavior is a reflection of them and not of you.

It’s also important to communicate assertively when handling a bully. Stand up for yourself and clearly express your boundaries and expectations. This can be done calmly and professionally, demonstrating your confidence and showing the bully that their behavior is unacceptable.

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