Other Ways Bullies Get Power- Suck-Ups, Kiss-Butts, and Brown-Nosers

Do you ever wonder where bullies get their power and how they seem to get away with their evil actions? It’s because they’re notorious suck-ups. Bullies have a knack for appealing to those in authority and winning them over to their side.

Bullies are, in many cases, the most clueless and incompetent employees in a company. I’ve known many who didn’t have the sense to come in out of the rain, yet to supervisors, they were the brightest of the bunch. This leaves me to wonder if the supervisors themselves weren’t just as dumb. So, how are bullies so successful at concealing their stupidity?

Vector illustration of a grovel in business

They do it by taking credit for other people’s work and ideas. And because bullies kiss the right butts, supervisors, managers, and HR overlook it. Thumbing rides on others’ coattails are the norm for these leaches.

In school, bullies often suck up to teachers, principals, and school officials. They also seek to impress them with academics and being on the sports teams and in clubs. Couple that with their parents’ other town and city connections, and they have the freedom to bully at will.

Bullies also undermine other employees’ accomplishments and successes, talk over them to keep them from speaking and deride coworkers who are a threat to them somehow. Is it any wonder they’re able to get away with their garbage and even be rewarded for it?

Suck up, kiss-butt, kiss-ass

The sooner we get the word out and bust these predators, the more we’ll know what to look for in cases such as these.

With knowledge comes empowerment!

44 thoughts on “Other Ways Bullies Get Power- Suck-Ups, Kiss-Butts, and Brown-Nosers

  1. I have come to see that employers are clueless, because they want to be. They don’t want to look below the surface of the behaviour they see in front of them, as that would require them to do something about it. They prefer to bury their heads in the sand and pretend all is well in their business. Pure laziness…. Only caring about their bottom line than the health of their employees.

    • Unfortunately, you’re absolutely right, Stella. Not only that, but many supervisors and managers loooove having their asses kissed because it gives them a sense of power. And sense bullies are so darn good at sucking up and giving the higher-ups what they want, the higher ups will protect them.

  2. I’ve been lucky enough that I haven’t had to work with a bully for too long. I did have one adult that told me I was stupid, and hit me over the head for struggling with dyslexia but I didn’t stick around long enough!

        • I would have too.💯 And I would’ve been tempted to haul off and knock the tee total hell out of her before quitting. 🥊What she did was so unacceptable! Sorry, girl! That make me so angry for you. Ooooo! 🤬😡

          • I don’t blame you one bit! You handled it a lot better than I would have. I probably would’ve needed bail money! ⚖️💸👮‍♂️🚔😂🤣

          • 😂 it helped that I was young and the woman was my boss and was elderly. So I walked away. She didn’t understand dyslexia. I was having trouble jumbling up the numbers when counting back change, she grabbed a newspaper and hit me over the head with it in front of a customer. I was working at the hospital cafeteria at that time. She said “What are you stupid or something?!” And the customer who witnessed it shrugged and said “go ahead, I’m not going to say anything to anybody about it. She probably deserved it.” I wanted to cry. I was humiliated. Instead I quit my job and walked away. She didn’t understand that I was trying. That numbers get jumbled up in my head and I can’t help it. That it takes me a while to work through the math and figure out my mistakes. Walking away was the better decision.

          • Oh my goodness. The woman was elderly so I probably would’ve just walked away from the job like you did, LaShelle. I’m sorry this happened to you. 💔💔💔 I would’ve quit right there on the spot!

          • It still doesn’t make it right! But check this, sweetie. I bet that the bullies you dealt with don’t have a wonderful marriage, family, and home like you do. You see? You still win, sweetie! Because you’re blessed! And I’m so happy for you! 💖😊

          • Thank you! I’m honestly not in the least bit discouraged by them or stuck there in the past 🥰. I know my worth! I knew it then too!

          • That’s awesome, sweetie! I use my past bullies for good- to teach people what to look out for in people. It’s something I enjoy. I used to hold a grudge years ago and wasted a lot of time being angry. But I decided that the best thing to do was to use it to help others. When I started turning it around for good, I was able to forgive them all and move on. Also, I found something I love to do. I found my passion, so now, I thank my bullies because, although I didn’t know it at the time, they were setting me on the path I was meant to be on. 😊😍💖💕

  3. Bullies are nothing but Satans.
    Clear cut evil minded.
    Atleast I can see now. They are hard core criminal type.
    Most notorious.
    Who gave birth to these creatures?
    What was the type of seeds?
    I now realize that they are human but different creatures worst than beasts.
    Please believe me.
    I am honest in saying this. My eyes are fully open now.
    Regards.😊🙏🙏
    Arun

  4. And the women responded as they laughed and frolicked, saying, Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands. And Saul was very angry, for the saying displeased him; (1Samuel 18:7)
    Saul wanted to undermine David’s accomplishments. He was a hater, like all bullies!!😎

  5. Eeeewwwww! Suck-ups can be just as worse as the bullies whose butts they lick and stick their nose up. 🤦🏽‍♀️👃💩 Is that why they call them brown-nosers??? How notorious can you get??? Thanks for another great share Cherie! 🤗💐🥰

  6. Great Post Cherie. I love the way you talk about bullying both for adults and kids. It’s really nice and helpful. I also love how you give practical advice. Thank you.

  7. Actually bullies are the ones who have large amounts of resources to overpower individuals. Governments and contractors are full of bullies. Authorities are traditionally the bullies.

    Only a hero can challenge a bully. Not the other way around.

    • In a lot of cases, you’re right when it comes to law enforcement and government. And we’re seeing this play out now with our crooked and evil government. However, you still have a voice. The trick is to not be afraid to use it.

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