(Empathic Education) Low empathy linked to bully behaviour 

Does the sight of someone in pain or distress do little to move you? If so, you may share something in common with a bully.

Research into what makes a bully tick shows many have low levels of empathy and can be described as “morally disengaged”.

There was no set profile for a bully, said Dr Jaimee Stuart of the Victoria University school of psychology, but there were “some really common characteristics” which could usually be identified by how a child interacted with other children.

“Particularly if there’s a lack of empathy and a lack of care for other people’s feelings, those are quite key indicators.” ‘


By Patrice Dougan