|Sarah Palin - NOT the bully!|
President Obama has called for "Civility" in "political rhetoric". All sides are standing-down, putting their political agendas on hold, while the bullying behaviors of the political machine, continues to spin unabated and unrecognized as "bullying tactics". All the while, an entire nation of bystanders, watching, but not really seeing, that those hoping to gain, by pointing the finger of blame, are at the very core, of all that is wrong, when adults bully other adults.
"Adult bullying" is primarily about perception. The "adult bully", by this I mean a person with a level of "psychopathy", is centered on how they are perceived and compared to, by others. Using tactics such as blame, twisted or half truths, innuendo, gossip and lies, they are expert manipulators of people's perception, capable of throwing an adversary's character into doubt, while elevating their own political, social, or professional standing.
Firmly rooted in reality, able to reason, cope and distinguish the difference between right and wrong, adult bullies, while having a level of psychopathy, mimic the normal behavior of others, and are not considered mentally ill in the usual sense of the word. These "successful psychopaths" have the appearance of emotional health, while having a diminished or absent ability to experience caring feelings for other people, instead, experiencing a type of satisfaction, with the misfortunes of others. Our social denial, that people with such serious hidden flaws, really exists, and are a real threat in our day to day lives, adds to the prevalence and success of adult bullies, to do harm everywhere.
Can you spot the adult bully(ies), I mean the REAL bully(ies), with a level of psychopathy in this controversy? Here's a hint; It's not Sarah Palin.
Learn to Recognize it, Name it and End Adult Bullying and Mobbing Together!