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World of Bullies #1: Navigating the New World of Adult Bullying • It's All Your Fault • Episode 418

World of Bullies #1: Navigating the New World of Adult Bullying

World of Bullies: Bill Eddy’s Groundbreaking New Book

In this first episode of our new “World of Bullies” series, based on Bill Eddy’s new book, Our New World of Adult Bullies: How to Spot Them, How to Stop Them, Bill and Megan dive into the timely topic of adult bullying. As co-founders of the High Conflict Institute, they provide invaluable insights for listeners.

Bill shares that his inspiration for the book came during the COVID-19 pandemic when he noticed an increase in bullying behavior across society. He emphasizes the importance of understanding bullies and the need for structure, limits, and consequences to curb their destructive behavior.

Megan highlights that while society has generally evolved to be more cooperative, high emotion media has influenced people’s thinking and behavior, leading to a concerning shift in culture.

Questions we answer in this episode:

  • What inspired this “World of Bullies” series and Bill’s book?
  • How have the COVID-19 pandemic, the media, online culture, and more influenced bullying behavior?
  • How can we effectively deal with bullies in our lives?

Key Takeaways:

  • Bullies require structure, limits, and consequences.
  • High emotion media has contributed to a shift toward more bullying.
  • Bill’s new SLIC method (setting limits and imposing consequences) is effective for dealing with bullies.

This episode sets the stage for the “World of Bullies” series, providing listeners with a comprehensive understanding of adult bullying and equipping them with practical tools to navigate challenging situations. Bill and Megan’s expertise makes this a must-listen for anyone seeking to create a more harmonious environment in their lives.

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Note: We are not diagnosing anyone in our discussions, merely discussing patterns of behavior.

Hosted by Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. and Megan Hunter, MBA, It’s All Your Fault! High Conflict People explores the five types of people who can ruin your life—people with high conflict personalities and how they weave themselves into our lives in romance, at work, next door, at school, places of worship, and just about everywhere, causing chaos, exhaustion, and dread for everyone else.