Today’s Quote

“Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it”

~ Viktor E. Frankl ~

5 Sneaky Ways Bullies Slyly Provoke Their Targets

Most bullies won’t overtly attack their targets because they don’t want to look bad in the eyes of bystanders and witnesses. However, they will do things to rattle the target in hopes that the target will attack them and, look like the bad guy, crazy, or paranoid.

Here are a few ways bullies do this:

1. Invade their personal space. Bullies may loom over their targets, standing over them- they get a little too close to the target, sometimes so.close that they’re physically touching them.

This is to provoke the target into hitting them or telling them to back off. Or The bullies want the target to attack them just so they can have a reason to physically fight the target.

2. They may accidentally on purpose run into the target, or brush past them. They may accidentally brush their hand against them because they’re spoiling for a fight but don’t want to out and out physically attack them and risk looking like the aggressor.

3. They may accidentally on purpose damage the target’s property. Then they’ll claim they did it by accident, knowing good and well they did it deliberately and hoping the target will react and risk looking bad in the eyes of other.

Break the Silence words in 3d letters crashing trhough red glass to illustrate protesting in injustice or censorship and raising your voice in defiance

4. They may also loom the target’s sibling or best friend. If they can’t loom the target by subtle acts against him, they will try going after and subtly harassing or attacking someone the target cares about

5. They may give the target threatening looks from across a crowded room. And why not because who’s paying attention? The bully knows that, in a crowd, his subtle attacks are least likely to be noticed.

In order to counter these types of sneak attacks. You must be just as subtle and just as sneaky. For instance, when you see the bully glaring at you from across a crowded room. Mirror his behavior and return a hard, cold stare of your own. This let’s the bully know that you’re onto him and not easily intimidated.