A long period of development must occur before children grasp that the other people around them have needs and interests just like they do and need to be accommodated and accorded respect.
) has got to be an almost universal sort of thing; something that many others who have endured similar experiences can perhaps recognize and respond to.
Bullying Causes Long-Term Emotional Damage The experience of being bullied can end up causing lasting damage to victims.
This is both self-evident, and also supported by an increasing body of research.
In making the second statement I'm suggesting that ring-leader bullies (those who organize bullying) are behaving as though the emotional and physical health of their victims is not important or is at least less important than their own desire for the thrill of aggression and dominance.
Narcissists treat other people as though they were objects either to be used, or discarded, and the bully both uses his victim (for purposes of self-gratification and aggrandizement) and then discards him.
Now, children are fairly narcissistic by their very nature.