- have a strong need to control others;
- fear that they are not in control, and mask the sense of inadequacy by being a bully;
- are often ignored by their parents, who don't notice what's going on or know much about themsee threats; where none exist, [a]nd they take these imagined threats as provocations to strike back;
- tend to attribute hostile intentions to other[s] who actually mean them no harm.
THE BULLY: NEW RESEARCH DEPICTS A PARANOID, LIFELONG LOSER ,
By DANIEL GOLEMAN
Published: Tuesday, April 7, 1987