Aryanne Oade, an experienced chartered psychologist and author says there are numerous effective ways to protect yourself from the intimidating behaviour of a colleague or superior in the workplace
“Many attacks are planned to isolate the target,” says Aryanne. The result is that you may feel uncertain how to deal with confusing and unpredictable behaviour.
However, she warns, it’s crucial you “intervene and act in your highest best interests. You may feel paralysed and disabled in the presence of the person targeting you, so you may avoid situations where you might encounter the bully, because you don’t know how to confront them safely.
“You may also fear that if you do confront them, they will retaliate more powerfully.” She cautions, “every time you avoid, you give away your power.”
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