Constantly criticized, never recognized? Could be bullying ... read this
Whilst all of us become heated at times, it seems that certain individuals are in a rage all of the time ... shouting, screaming, threatening, gesturing, sometimes resorting to physical assault.
Road rage is becoming increasingly common on our congested roads and motorways. Violent aggressive driving leads to raised tempers, bad decisions, accidents, injury, and sometimes death. Motorway madness results in multiple pile-ups involving tens, sometimes hundreds of vehicles.
Office rage, desk rage and work rage are the terms accorded by the media to violence in the workplace. This type of rage ranges from constant bullying and harassment to shooting sprees.
Rejection rage and abandonment rage are the motivation of stalkers.
A climate of artificially increased expectations from government combined with reduced resources (eg hospital waiting times) and unfulfilled advertising promises (you can have everything now) leads to cumulative daily disappointment. Chaos on the railways and constant traffic jams means many people are stressed before they reach the office.
Bully OnLine is a gold mine of insight and information on bullying and rage. The site identifies the different types of harassment and bullying, and exposes the principal perpetrator, the serial bully. Everyone, whether the target of rage or not, knows at least one person in their life with the profile of the serial bully. Click here to see who has this behaviour profile in your life.
Browse this web site to recognise the raging bullies and bullying in your life ... start with Am I being bullied? then move on to What is bullying? To find out what you can do about bullying, click Action to tackle bullying. Have a look at the profile of the serial bully which is common to harassers, stalkers, rapists, violent partners, abusers, pedophiles, even serial killers of the organized kind.
If bullying, harassment and rage have resulted in injury to health - often diagnosed as "stress" - see the page on injury to health and the one on the psychiatric injury of trauma, a collection of symptoms congruent with the diagnostic criteria for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.
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University of Western Australia road rage web site
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