I like to bully some of my family, friends and coworkers but they all know that I'm joking and I won't take it too far, I'll drop the act if I think any of them are in trouble. There is only one person I won't mess with because she's one of the few people who isn't annoyed by me and has gone out of her way to help me when I have struggled, so I have no desire to piss her off.
I'm socially inept and often don't realise I've taken the banter too far until after the fact. I try to be more conscious of it whenever I see my friend but sometimes I get too comfortable and slip.
Bully me op
Nah, seems like a waste of time. Go make a friend who will bully you instead.
>>3540>advised him no to talk to us ever again
Was what you did that bad or are therapists retarded?
The latter but it was pretty funny.
I'm incredibly rude to my best friend. He's like a little brother to me, but I've been bullying him since I've met him. I've also been taking care of him as much as I can since then. He's like me, just worse at talking to people and less of an individual. I just hope he only takes it somewhat personally, so that he'll try to do better, while also realizing it's only tough love and I want to help him do better than me, even if that would upset me because it would further cement the fact that I'm a completely useless neet.
i used to when i became more comfortable around ppl, but i've heard multiple times that they thought i genuinely disliked them and tried toning it down, now i'm just not around ppl or never get comfortable around them, so it doesn't happen anymore… i generally have a problem building relationships or feeling a relationship being there, which i've gotten used to but it's a bit disheartening when i hear others say i feel distant and that's why they didn't get back to me, so i rly don't know what it is abt me, opting for embracing the schizoid nowadays, being a kind schizoid online just feels better
+1, happened to me too. Somehow I can't be straight about liking somebody and just start to tease them. This lead to that feedback and now I just seem distant and cold, even if I actually like a person. At least it made me a decent person online, although I only browse sites where you are anon.
this thread is more proof that people that bully never see themselves as bullies.
I also don't believe in karma.
None of these posts describe bullying.
you dont know what bullying is
Bullying is abusing the vulnerable. It is not banter between friends, practical jokes between friends or being socially awkward/distant.
¨Friends¨. that's the keyword here. At least anons here seem to realize that they take it too far but if the banter is completely one sided and one of them gets mad when the other fights back I consider that bullying and it's better to leave the relationship like >>3624
People don't really want to see you change and stop being their joke punching bag.
It's not for you to decide if two people are friends. They decide that between themselves. These do seem one sided but it's probably because we're only getting one side of the story. With little context.>one of them gets mad when the other fights back I consider that bullying and it's better to leave the relationship like >People don't really want to see you change and stop being their joke punching bag.
I don't see any of this in those posts. Seems like you're just projecting grievances from failed friendships you had on to these posts.
here. My intentions are good, and it's not like I'm always being an asshole to him. I just don't think it's good to baby people all the time. We are very close friends, and he's always certain to tell me when he's in town. He hasn't fought back in over a year either. He clearly doesn't mind.>People don't really want to see you change and stop being their joke punching bag.
I see that you didn't read my post. You shouldn't use examples while just filling in the blanks yourself.>>4479
I worded that incorrectly. He's just incredibly passive. He doesn't initiate anything for the most part, and in groups he doesn't really talk. It wasn't much of an issue in the past, but I don't want to see him become friendless once he finished school or miss out on being a young man for that matter.