Today, it has become easier than ever to connect with people all around the world. Unfortunately, this convenience has also given rise to a darker side of human behaviour – cyberbullying done by shitty people. As someone who has dealt with the repercussions of cyberbullying firsthand, I feel compelled to share my personal story and shed light on the importance of fostering a supportive and compassionate online environment. Don’t be a shitty person!
Additionally, I will discuss the detrimental effects of toxic traits and how they can impact mental health, well-being, and relationships. I will touch on the toxic behaviour exhibited by adult bullies and the detrimental consequences of engaging in a smear campaign. Let’s delve into my journey and the valuable lessons I’ve learned along the way.
The Shadows of the Cyber World:
Cyberbullying has become a menacing phenomenon that affects countless individuals, leaving a lasting impact on their mental health and well-being. I was bullied in the workplace by Toxic Tenants, in 6 domains at the height of it.. The increasing frequency of derogatory comments and unsolicited attacks did take a toll on my self-esteem and overall mental health over the past 7 years since it began. How could it not? My very existence was taken and picked apart by toxic individuals from the workplace in domains containing my name. It was vicious!
Cyberbullying: The Silent Torturer:
The consequences of cyberbullying extend far beyond the virtual. Constant exposure to hurtful words, belittlement, and harassment can lead to severe anxiety, depression, and even suicidal thoughts as it did for me. It becomes difficult to find solace when a malicious campaign is waged against you relentlessly, invading every space you occupy. As social creatures, we long for acceptance and support, but instead, we are confronted with the harsh realities of our interconnected world – that some individuals derive satisfaction from tearing others down. They were relentless and while I got the content suspended from time to time, they moved Hosts and began all over again.
Toxic Traits: A Pandora’s Box:
Cyberbullying often manifests through toxic traits exhibited by the individuals behind the hurtful screens. The Tenants were mad they got evicted due to their own actions. Whether it’s insecurities, jealousy, a need for control, or an innate desire to dominate others, these traits breed toxicity and cause significant harm to those around them. In my journey of self-reflection, I have encountered various toxic traits, such as manipulative behaviour, gaslighting, and constant criticism. It is crucial to acknowledge and confront these destructive traits, both within ourselves and in others, to break the cycle of toxicity.
Adult Bullies: A Harsh Reality:
One aspect that often goes unnoticed is the presence of adult bullies. We often associate bullying with schoolyards, but the truth is that bullies exist in all stages of life. As adults, these individuals may camouflage their harassment behind a facade of respectability or even authority. They file false claims with legal resources! We must be vigilant and recognize the signs of adult bullying, as it can have severe consequences on our mental health, professional growth, and overall well-being. Stand up against it!
The Smear Campaign: Fueling the Fire:
One of the most insidious tools in the repertoire of adult bullies is the smear campaign. By spreading false rumours, online and off, disseminating negative information, and manipulating others’ perceptions, individuals engaging in a smear campaign attempt to demolish their victim’s reputation. The consequences of a smear campaign can be catastrophic, leading to loss of employment, as I quit my job, damaged relationships, and an overwhelming sense of alienation. We must not tolerate such behaviour and strive to create a society that rejects and condemns these acts.
Choose Kindness, Not Cruelty:
In a world plagued by rapidly advancing technology and an exponential increase in interconnectedness, it is more important than ever to reflect on our behaviour and treat others with kindness and compassion. Cyberbullying, toxic traits, adult bullies, and smear campaigns all contribute to an environment that fosters cruelty and negativity. We must actively choose to break this cycle and promote understanding, empathy, and acceptance.
Let us be the change we wish to see, both online and offline. We must educate ourselves and our communities about the consequences of our actions, encourage open conversations about mental health, and work together to create safe spaces for individuals to thrive. Remember, it takes a collective effort to combat the darkness and create a more inclusive and supportive society. Don’t be a shitty person – choose to make a positive impact instead.