Is Your “Nice” Friend a Bully? Here Are The Hidden Signs

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Are you dealing with a “gentle bully” – someone subtly manipulative and controlling? On “What’s Trending”, hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest MHTN Chief Medical Officer Dr. Dan Bober discuss a Psychology Today article highlighting 6 sneaky tactics these bullies use.

Gentle Bullies” Use Charm as a Weapon

They declare their “niceness”, but this actually lowers your guard for manipulation. Remember, actions speak louder than words.

Blame Shifting and Gaslighting

These bullies externalize blame and twist your words. This is classic gaslighting and mirrors narcissistic behavior.

Dealing with Subtle Bullying

Bystander intervention is vital. Ignoring a bully or trying to appease them doesn’t stop the behavior.

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