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Is there a difference between the personal characteristics of the individual and the group bully?

Key statement

There seems to be very little in books or articles, on the personality differences of the individual and the group bully. The researcher, Ken Rigby (who has done a lot of work in Australia in the area of bullying), feels that more attention should be paid to this difference.
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Comment

This is a crucial difference. It is remarkable that it has not been the subject of more research. It is particularly important for teachers to decide whether they are dealing with group bullying or individual bullying when reacting to an incident or episode. Some reactive strategies, such as the 'no blame approach' are only effective when used in response to group bullying. Many individual bullies need long term behaviour support to deal with this and the other undesirable behaviours they exhibit.
(Andrew Mellor)

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More 1 - Ken Rigby's research
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