Am I a Bully?

Check any statement which may be true for me.

  1. Do I make or join in with jokes at another’s expense?

  2. Do I visibly display my anger and frustration by yelling, swearing or banging?

  3. Do I engage in gossip or pass on rumors about others?

  4. Have I acted to interfere with another’s work, such as withholding information?

  5. Do I enjoy heated arguments and have to be right?

  6. Have I taken my stress out on others?

  7. Do I play the blame and shame game, criticizing or humiliating a colleague?

  8. Have I withheld information deliberately, undermined, or behaved in ways to make another co-worker look bad?

  9. Have I been accused of bullying in the past?

  10. And particularly, although not exclusively for supervisors:

  11. Have I increased pressure on my team?

  12. Have I increased demand, while ignoring constraints?

  13. Do I routinely yell or shout at colleagues or subordinates?

  14. If staff wants to discuss things, do I put them off or tell them to just get on with it?

  15. Am I rude or blunt in my criticism, give strong negative feedback in front of others, or use ridicule?

  16. Do I try to have control of everything including how others’ work is performed?

  17. Is my style very authoritarian?

  18. Am I delegating unfairly more than another can handle?

  19. Do I engage in words or actions aimed at making a person feel diminished?

  20. Was behaviour that was perceived as bullying part of the normal disciplinary or formal feedback procedure?


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