When Bullies Magically Become Board-Certified Shrinks

Isn’t it funny how quickly bullies can become board-certified shrinks? And they can do it overnight, without reading as much as a single word out of a psychology textbook.

As we all know, bullies are legends (or Doctors of Psychology) in their own minds and they only make themselves look stupid when they “diagnose” anyone they cannot manipulate.

This little phenomenon is called “pop-psych,” and, in all it’s entitlement (and embarrassment), empowers bullies to conduct, “remote analyses” while holding little to zero education in the field of Psychology.

If you’re a target of bullying who’s been dx-ed by bullies, you can counter these accusations of insanity by reading a basic psychology 101 textbook, then asking your bullies questions that challenge the narrative.

For example:

Jack: “Don’t hang out with Jill. She’s crazy.”

Kelly: “Crazy? That sounds like a pretty serious accusation. Crazy in what way?”

Jack: “Uh…I don’t know. Like schizo or something.”

Kelly: There are five categories of schizophrenia, which one do you think she falls into?”

Jack: “Uhhhhh…paranoid?”

Kelly: “I’ll have you know that paranoia is a common trait in many psychopathologies.”

Jack: “Uhhhh. I dunno. She’s talking about people talking about her and thinking they’re after her or something- that’s crazy.”

Kelly: “Jack, have you ever considered that possibility that Jill may be a target of bullying?”

Jack: “Oh, no! We’re not allowed to talk about that.”

Kelly: (Rolls her eyes and scoffs at Jack, then walks away.)

When bullies use pop-psychology, they do it out of ignorance and entitlement. They use mental health and mental illness as a weapon and end up making themselves look stupid.

With knowledge comes empowerment!

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25 thoughts on “When Bullies Magically Become Board-Certified Shrinks

  1. So true.. I was a target of this, as my bullies claimed my mental issues were “fake” and even some of my physical issues. In the domain in my name, not only did they share my very personal struggle I had 31 yrs ago, they debased it with their derogatory comments, giving his “medical” opinion over it. It is still disgusting actions…

  2. Pop-up psychology? 🤔 Girl, now that is a new tactic I have never heard spoken of in this way. You speak great truth when you mention how people try to incorrectly use something they are clueless about and do it out of ignorance and entitlement. And honey, while I have no data to back this up, I was having a discussion with a few people not too long ago about how we think some folks use mental health and mental illness as a weapon and excuse to blame other people for their erratic and unwarranted behavior. 😲😞🙁

    Thanks for breaking this down, especially with the narrative at the end. Powerful Cherie. Thanks for exposing another side of senselessness! 🙄🧐😉

  3. Hahaha this made me laugh a lot. I’ve actually taken a course in counseling psychology and one of my past bullies told me he knew a lot about psychology because he took a course in highschool. O.O Funny how a lot of the manipulative types think they know so much about the field when it comes to smearing their target.

    • I totally agree there! Those are the prime diagnoses, or, more appropriately non-diagnoses of bullies! I’ve also found that many of my bullies were later diagnosed with those disorders and also BPD. This is not to say that bipolars are bullies because not all of them are. But I did found that many of my bullies were later diagnosed as Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorder. A few were diagnosed with ASPD but the ones with NPD never got diagnosed because they were too arrogant to realize they need help.

  4. Very true, Im thinking people make things up on you and like dont talk to him he is mentally depressed and wears all black Matt he is a nut case Jane why Matt he does made up things whatever the bully wants you to believe his lies about in your face shocking indeed

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