If you are a female working in California or anywhere else across the country, you likely have experienced workplace bullying. But have you ever analyzed the sources of that bullying? Specifically, have you ever broken down your own workplace bullying experiences by gender; i.e., by whether the perpetrator was a man or a woman?
The reason why this may be an eminently important question is that a recent article on the Pocket.com website reports that ongoing research suggests — strongly — that women bully each other far more at work than men bully women.
Classic female bullies
Female workplace bullies appear to fall into the following three broad categories:
Female-on-female bullying causes
While no research suggests that all women become workplace bullies of their female coworkers, especially those whom they supervise, nevertheless, a troubling number of studies show that a large number of women do in fact evidence female-on-female workplace bullying tendencies. Researchers advance various theories, including the following, as to the reasons behind this:
Know that if you work for a female boss or supervisor who bullies you, you are not alone. Unfortunately, female-on-female bullying represents a type of sexual harassment that few employees report, and few employers do anything about it.
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