SEATTLE — Bullies in the workplace are becoming more common.
Studies suggest as many as 84 percent of employees are affected in some way by workplace bullies and sometimes an abrasive personality even thrives on the job.
A group of researchers found that workplace bullies are very socially skilled and use their bullying behavior strategically to coerce others into providing them with resources. The behavior often goes undetected by co-workers because the bullies are skilled enough to figure out who they can target to get ahead.
Read more about the research here.