Workplace intimidation, also known as workplace bullying, occurs when a superior, peer or subordinate uses violence or blackmail to manipulate you or intentionally creates feelings of fear, inadequacy or awe.
Workplace intimidation includes illegal sexual harassment and discrimination, but is not limited to illegal behavior.
You may experience depression, high blood pressure or substance abuse problems.
You may have trouble sleeping at night and getting up in the morning, and you may come to believe that you are to blame for the way you are treated.
They spread their tumor by enlisting others into their negative spin campaign.
Your co-workers may be bullying you if they give you the "silent treatment" or otherwise consistently ostracize you. Superiors, peers or even subordinates may sabotage your work to provide a pretext for disciplining you or even firing you.
Your tormentors may even accuse you of bullying them if you stand up to them.
“Being open and authentic to others, and giving them a reason for your actions not only humanizes you but also increases your likeability,” says Flores.
She also points out that self-awareness is critical to personal growth, so knowing exactly which of your actions is making others uncomfortable will be worth it in the long run..