Bullies favor violence, domination of others (aggression toward peers). Physical strength, impulsiveness. Self-esteem, little anxiety, and lack of empathy toward victims. Note that most studies have been directed toward behavior in boys; as are the findings in this report. The behavior of these boys may also include aggression toward teachers and parents.
According to finding by Olweus (1993) underlying psychological reasons for bullying reveal three “partly interrelated motives” (1993, p. 35): (1) Enjoy being in control and subduing others (power and dominance), (2) Negative family conditions, mid (3) Benefit component (procurement of material items such as money and cigarettes). l3anduta (1973) also added the benefits of reward in the form of prestige. Bullies may be physically stronger than their victims are and tend to pick on children younger and weaker than they are; hot tempered: oppositional; defiant; aggressive; seen as tough.
Note that Olweus (1993) states that less is known about girls that bully but he does describe their tactics as being more difficult to identity due to the sneaky nature of their assaults. Instead of outright teasing and harassing, girls tend to slander; spreads rumors, and sabotage the Victims’s friendships.