Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18Bullies often have problems they don’t know how to deal with. Bullies, as well as targets, need help and understanding. BULLIES Bullies Need Help Too Below are some factors that may contribute to someone becoming a bully. Personality Traits Bullies tend to be aggressive and impulsive, having little regard for the feelings of others. While some bullies feel they are “better” than their targets, most bullies are insecure and use bullying as a way to build their self-esteem and feel powerful. Family Behavior Many bullies come from families where they were physically or emotionally abused, or where they’ve witnessed abuse. Peer Group Some students may join in on the bullying to try to fit in. They might even feel that if they don’t join in, they could become targets themselves. Past Experience Many bullies have been bullied themselves. They take out their anger on others, or they simply do what’s been done to them. 10