Why do I tell you it’s a psychological operation of a sort? It simply because of the purpose of it. Just as the purpose of any psy-ops operations in military warfare and propaganda campaigns is to demoralize the enemy, the same is also the purpose of bullying- to demoralize the target. If you are a target of bullying, I want you to understand that if bullies can demoralize you, they can then crush your will to stand up for yourself and fight back.
Bullies tell targets things like:
“You’re not strong (pretty, smart) enough.”
“No body likes you” or “You don’t have any friends.”
“You can’t fight against us.”
“You’ll always be a nobody” or “You’ll never amount to anything.”
“No one will ever date you (or) marry you.”
“You’ll never win that contest.”
“You’ll never make the team.”
You’ll never this and you’ll never that. You must realize that these statements are all design to tear down your confidence and to keep you mentally subdued- to get you to overcome your natural reluctance to bow down and take abuse, they must slowly weaken you so that you won’t stand up to them and you’ll give up on yourself and let your bullies just walk all over you.
Again, this is all designed to weaken your resolve and force you to surrender to their abuse.
Bullies want you to believe that you’re worthless.
They want you to believe that you’re powerless.
They want you to believe that you can’t do anything right.
They want you to believe that you’re an evil person.
They want you to doubt yourself
They want you to feel inferior.
In short, they want you to hate yourself.
Why? Because bullies know that whatever you believe about yourself, others are more than likely going to believe it too. If you don’t have confidence in yourself, how can you expect anyone else to have confidence in you?
These bullies want you to stop focusing on your goals and going after your dreams because they were too lazy to go after theirs. They want to convince you that you’re a failure and that everything you set out to do is going to fall flat. They want you to give up and submit to their subjugation so they can feel superior.
Psy-ops are also conducted to create opportunities that otherwise might not come to fruition.
The opportunity to keep you silent and from talking about their abuse.
The opportunity to bully you freely and with impunity.
The opportunity to use you to further their selfish and evil agendas.
You see, if they can weaken you, they can silence you and they can bully you safely, without being detected and continue to feel superior and get that rush of power. They can use your weaknesses and shortcomings to distract attention from their own. They can make you the bad guy and the object of suspicion while they get to go on doing their dirt without fear of being caught.
Think about it, if they can ruin your reputation and make you into a known troublemaker, then people won’t suspect it’s the bullies stirring up all the discord. They’ll look over at you instead. Understand that where there’s smoke, there’s fire and if people expect trouble to come from a certain person, then that person is where they’re going to look.
To do what the bullies want to do to you requires changing public opinion about you. If bullies can demonize you in the eyes of others, and they often do, they can cut you off from having any friends, allies, or support. Once they cut you off from support, then they can bully you at will because no one else will like you and any bystanders will either not care or they’ll refuse to help you because they will believe that you deserve the abuse.
Bullies are experts at breaking down barriers that would prevent them from abusing you. I urge you to see it all for what it is. Never let them cause you not to believe in yourself. Never let them destroy your confidence. Never let them gaslight you and try to tell you that their behavior is your fault. Never let them cause you to hate yourself.
Always stand up for yourself and call the bullies and their behavior out. Because, in doing so, you keep those barriers in place to protect you. You keep your reputation; you keep the support of others. Most importantly, you keep your confidence, your self-belief, and your healthy self-esteem.
With knowledge comes empowerment!
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It’s good to meet you and thank you for following my blog.
You’re most welcome, Eugenia. 💖 It’s good to meet you too. 😊
This one made me cry, as the truth in there hit me, hard. It takes a lot to speak up for yourself, especially in face of others trying so hard to bring you down, but it is within yourself. All it took was remembering this is my life, not theirs, and I too have rights. I remembered I too have a voice.
You do have a voice, sweetie! And I’m so glad you’re using it! 😊
I can imagine, how much sufferings are there in domestic violence.
Your posts will open the eyes of sufferers.
Let the sufferers get courage to get rid of these bullies.
Your posts will bring happiness to these sufferers, that I am sure
Thank you so much for sharing 😊🙏
You’re very welcome, Arun! And thank you for your wonderful comment! <3
Yeah.it is natural in this world specially with girls.don’t worry,my dear!!Bless you From India.❤️🙏❤️
Thank you so much! Bless you from the USA! 💕💕💕
Most welcome,my dear Cherie!!xxxxxx
Thank you for sharing a uplifting post!!.. you have great courage and determination and no doubt serves as an inspiration for many!.. I often think of a bully as someone who ridicules someone else because the bully has nothing good to day about himself/herself… 🙂
Until we meet again…
May flowers always line your path
and sunshine light your way,
May songbirds serenade your
every step along the way,
May a rainbow run beside you
in a sky that’s always blue,
And may happiness fill your heart
each day your whole life through.
Thank you so much! 💖 And you’re right- the bully feels bad about him/herself so they have to bring someone else down to feel better about themselves. It’s pathetic!
And thank you so much for the lovely poem! 😍
Very happy to see your lines.
Highly motivational, encouraging.
Thank you, Jim! 🤗🤗🤗
Self empowerment is key! Inspiring as usual Cherie! xxoo, C
Thank you so much, Cheryl! 💖
I turned those words from others around and used them as incentive to prove them all wrong. That’s the best way to stop these types of bullies.
Absolutely right, Michael! The best revenge is success! 💯💯💯
Hmm, I sure can do this with pages and pages of proof! Smart idea! Thanks 80smetalman!
Wow so true about what bullying is when you put it in these terms
Thank you so much, Slim Jim! 😃I try to tackle bullying from all angles.
So play into the mental weakness of your victims huh? Anything to ruin someone’s reputation and still, the only way they can get the other person’s power is if the other person gives it to them. Act like you know what they are doing before the bullies do. As you noted, knowledge is empowerment! 💪🏽
Great advice and advisement Cherie! 👏🏼🤗🦋😍✨🤔💋🌞💐
You’re always welcome, sweetie! 💞And you’re so right, bullies always look for any cracks in your confidence, then start chipping away at it! But badasses like you and I won’t let them, will we? Nope! 😂🤣😂🤣
You got that one right! Not today and tomorrow ain’t lookin’ too good either!!! 🤨🙄😐
Damn right! 💯💯💯
This is a very good article, Cherie. Thank you.
You’re most welcome, Shobana.. 💖🌺🌻🌞
Charlie, Thanks for this. I am a girl child advocate and I am always sure to reiterate to the young girls that they have a voice.
Cheers from Nigeria.
Thank you so much, Hadassah! 💖 This means a lot! Cheers to you from the USA!
You are welcome Cherie!
You’re doing great Cherie, keep sharing these things for people. I wish I had known some of these things when I was in school, and even after. Have a great weekend!😊😺
Thank you so much, Steve! I wish I’d known this in school and in young adulthood myself. You have a great weekend too! 😊😊😊
My pleasure. 🤗
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Thank you so much! 😊🤗
It’s a great piece! But how does one call out a bully and stand up to them? My bully boss and his pack o pals “are after me” and when they gave me a letter of concern, I stood up for myself and responded to their allegations- I went so far to say that their statements were ridicously over exaggerated. They did not even hear me! I am asking the union to step in, but my board does not fear federations, unions or associations- they hire toxic people to flush out the good folk. I’d like to leave with a positive reference and my reputation. I think I’ll escape with my character in tow!
They heard you, Kim. They only acted like they didn’t. However, keep documenting the bullying incidences using the 5W Rule (What, Who, When, Where, and Why). And start planning your exit to a new school if you must. Work bullies rarely back down. I’m so sorry you’re dealing with such childishness. 💔 Sending you lots of love and hugs. 🤗🤗🤗🤗
Thanks Cherie- you know, you are right. Thank you for saying so!! They totally did! I am working on my exit plan- but still off on medical leave for a long while yet. Started physio just at the end of last week and am trying to regain strength in the hand and forearm.
You’re most welcome, Kim. I wish you a complete recovery, honey. You’re in my thoughts and prayers! ❤🙏❤🙏❤🙏❤
Thank you so very much foryour kindness and support plus all these great blogs that you post!
You’re most welcome! 💖 And thank you for your kindness and support! It means so much! 😍🥰
This is to stop the bulling stop.
Thank you so much, Ayi! 🙂
Very nice article… inspiring 💓🙏
Thank you so much! 😊🤗
Bullies uses words to demoralize a person and if you’re not strong enough, you will easily crumble. We all need to fight back against these bullies. Again, a very helpful post. Thanks for sharing!
You’re most welcome! 💖 And you’re absolutely right! 💯 We must stand strong against bullies or crumble!
This is such a great piece of inspiring and helpful content… Thank you so much for sharing… I am saving it for future references as I write affirmations a lot and I am working in the direction to help people achieve power and drive and everything in between… 😊 So this article will always be a reminder for me to keep working because small statements can make a huge difference and it’s a fact…
Thank you so much, Loa. This means a lot! 💖 And you’re so welcome. Feel free to use it anyway you can to help you. Sending you lots of love! 💐🌷🌺
Thank you so much ❤️
You’re most welcome. 💖