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Found an interesting article on the effects of bullying . . .

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20110316/sc_livescience/bulliesbruisebrainsnotjustegos

 
tinamatt

Asked by tinamatt at 11:45 AM on Apr. 15, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • That is so true. 20 years ago I was "bullied" by a supervisor at a bank in NC where I worked and had so many physical effects that I thought I was getting an ulcer, my hands shook, my left eye became partially blind for a few days and I started grinding my teeth until I broke two molars. SHe was so evil she made several other employees quit .It took me 6 months of the bullying before I finally gave up and quit. I thought that if I was more pleasant and cheerful and more hard working, more efficient that she would finally stop ....but she didn't. It WAS her problem .It took a long time to get over it and even now I still grind my teeth when I am tense. It s a terrible thing....wouldn't you think an adult woman would know better than to bully? SHE didn't know....she thrived on bullying.
    minnesotanice

    Answer by minnesotanice at 4:20 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • I have always heard about how our mental state can affect us physically. In other words, we can actually 'worry ourselves sick'.
    saltycoqui

    Answer by saltycoqui at 1:05 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • Here's a clicky link: Bullies Bruise Brains, Not Just Egos


    I believe it. Stress is really bad for us.
    pam19

    Answer by pam19 at 12:06 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • when i was in school and being bullied it made me so scared that i actually still get sick and shake horribly to this day when i get nervous or even have a argument with my hubby who i do love dearly.
    mrssundin

    Answer by mrssundin at 8:11 PM on Apr. 16, 2011

  • I'm not surprised by that at all...
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 1:31 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • Thank you, Pam!
    tinamatt

    Comment by tinamatt (original poster) at 12:07 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • You're welcome!
    pam19

    Answer by pam19 at 12:08 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • That sounds like a boss I had several years ago.
    tinamatt

    Comment by tinamatt (original poster) at 4:21 PM on Apr. 15, 2011