The 2 most damaging things a bully can say

agwoodliffe

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#1
I recently saw quite a few videos of students who were driven to suicide by bullies. And I noticed a common thread amongst all of them; stuff I also noticed in domestic abuse victims.
There are 2 methods a bully uses that are particularly damaging to your mental health, stuff that is likely to make you consider suicide. And it does not involve any physical contact; it's through words:

1) They make you feel like you're all alone. They will say stuff like ''Nobody likes you. Everyone hates you. You've got no one''. This is a common tactic used by abusers to isolate their victim from others who could help them. There is no truth to their words at all; it is pure manipulation to amplify the damage they inflict on the victim. If someone feels like they're alone, they're a much easier target.
2) Perhaps the worst of all: they make you feel like it's YOU that's the problem. They make you feel like you actually deserve being victimised by them, for being such a terrible person. Again, like the above point, there is zero truth to it. It is pure manipulation, designed to inflict maximum damage on the victim, as well as to absolve the bully of any guilt. It sounds ridiculous when you think about it, because obviously it is the bully's fault, not yours. Unfortunately some people are sensitive enough that they are vulnerable to being manipulated. Bullies are adept at spotting such vulnerable individuals, the same way predators are good at spotting easy prey.

Bullies use a lot of tactics to degrade their victims. And I think it is these 2 tactics that cause the most damage. You might ask yourself: ''why would somebody say such hurtful things that aren't even true?''
Well I think that's a question that ANY prosocial person has trouble answering. And I think the answer is, simply, that they are sadistic pieces of sh*t who get off on causing pain to other people.
Sad thing is, some people are quite vulnerable to the stuff these monsters say, and they might take it seriously, and actually start to believe they are a) all alone, and b) they are a terrible human being.
 

Nick

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#6
My mother is a bully. She has a way of saying things that can instantly convince me that I am completely alone, nobody is in my corner, and I am entirely defective. BUT if I do what she wants than SHE will be there for me, because nobody could ever love me.

Yeah, I talked to my mother last night.
 

MarvelFan

Vanity of Vanities
#7
for me it was "your a pussy" after all the guys and girls beat me up really bad after school and took my wallet and jacket when I was a fat 15 year old and when I went to say hi to one of them they said "don't even talk to me".
 
#8
It had happened to me before too. What worse is, people didn't relaize it then thinking they were right (the bullies). Then they mock you 'I told you so.' to me.

But you know, the strange things is, they didn't say it anymore to me even I met them sometimes. Wonder why, they can took their time to say it to me back then, why can't do the same now?

The sad thing is .... they probably were taught or saw this kind of behaviour somewhere, most likely their parents.
 

whyimhere

Well-Known Member
#9
I recently saw quite a few videos of students who were driven to suicide by bullies. And I noticed a common thread amongst all of them; stuff I also noticed in domestic abuse victims.
There are 2 methods a bully uses that are particularly damaging to your mental health, stuff that is likely to make you consider suicide. And it does not involve any physical contact; it's through words:

1) They make you feel like you're all alone. They will say stuff like ''Nobody likes you. Everyone hates you. You've got no one''. This is a common tactic used by abusers to isolate their victim from others who could help them. There is no truth to their words at all; it is pure manipulation to amplify the damage they inflict on the victim. If someone feels like they're alone, they're a much easier target.
2) Perhaps the worst of all: they make you feel like it's YOU that's the problem. They make you feel like you actually deserve being victimised by them, for being such a terrible person. Again, like the above point, there is zero truth to it. It is pure manipulation, designed to inflict maximum damage on the victim, as well as to absolve the bully of any guilt. It sounds ridiculous when you think about it, because obviously it is the bully's fault, not yours. Unfortunately some people are sensitive enough that they are vulnerable to being manipulated. Bullies are adept at spotting such vulnerable individuals, the same way predators are good at spotting easy prey.

Bullies use a lot of tactics to degrade their victims. And I think it is these 2 tactics that cause the most damage. You might ask yourself: ''why would somebody say such hurtful things that aren't even true?''
Well I think that's a question that ANY prosocial person has trouble answering. And I think the answer is, simply, that they are sadistic pieces of sh*t who get off on causing pain to other people.
Sad thing is, some people are quite vulnerable to the stuff these monsters say, and they might take it seriously, and actually start to believe they are a) all alone, and b) they are a terrible human being.
I still feel alone and often like I'm horrible. (Deep down inside I maybe always feel I'm horrible.) I also feel like everyone thinks I'm crazy, irrational, etc and that no one likes having me around. I shrink into myself because I'm so afraid that people will hate me, think I'm crazy etc (I don't know how much of that is normal and how much is a result of bullying). I just try to play a proper, good, normal girl.

I hate how suffocated I feel.

I do feel bullies find me wherever I go. I don't know how to stop it.

I think #1 is true. No one will help me. People blame the victim. They'll quickly label you as bad just like the bully did. They'll say you must've deserved it.
 

BOUNCE

Well-Known Member
#10
I recently saw quite a few videos of students who were driven to suicide by bullies. And I noticed a common thread amongst all of them; stuff I also noticed in domestic abuse victims.
There are 2 methods a bully uses that are particularly damaging to your mental health, stuff that is likely to make you consider suicide. And it does not involve any physical contact; it's through words:

1) They make you feel like you're all alone. They will say stuff like ''Nobody likes you. Everyone hates you. You've got no one''. This is a common tactic used by abusers to isolate their victim from others who could help them. There is no truth to their words at all; it is pure manipulation to amplify the damage they inflict on the victim. If someone feels like they're alone, they're a much easier target.
2) Perhaps the worst of all: they make you feel like it's YOU that's the problem. They make you feel like you actually deserve being victimised by them, for being such a terrible person. Again, like the above point, there is zero truth to it. It is pure manipulation, designed to inflict maximum damage on the victim, as well as to absolve the bully of any guilt. It sounds ridiculous when you think about it, because obviously it is the bully's fault, not yours. Unfortunately some people are sensitive enough that they are vulnerable to being manipulated. Bullies are adept at spotting such vulnerable individuals, the same way predators are good at spotting easy prey.

Bullies use a lot of tactics to degrade their victims. And I think it is these 2 tactics that cause the most damage. You might ask yourself: ''why would somebody say such hurtful things that aren't even true?''
Well I think that's a question that ANY prosocial person has trouble answering. And I think the answer is, simply, that they are sadistic pieces of sh*t who get off on causing pain to other people.
Sad thing is, some people are quite vulnerable to the stuff these monsters say, and they might take it seriously, and actually start to believe they are a) all alone, and b) they are a terrible human being.
I didn't know this was a trend. i believed all the things my bullies said to me. That i am ugly, lonely, pathetic, no one likes me. So my bullies were my roommate and her drug dealing friends. I was so scared, that i left the place, and i stayed outside, just anywhere, for one whole day, because i was scared of them, and i was scared of seeking help too. In one stupid act, after threatening me a lot, they called my parents to complain about me. That was the best thing they did. They got my parents involved, and they came to my rescue. I went back home with my parents and i was coping with everything that had happened. Then i find out, that my bullies had talked about me to people. I don't know what they said, but now, hardly anyone from my college talks to me.
I try so hard to move away from my past, but when you have people like this bullying you, i don't know when will all this stop. I literally lose my strength each day. I don't want revenge, i am not angry. I just want to get away from all this.
 

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