Harassment covers a wide range of behaviors of an offensive nature. It is commonly understood as behavior that demeans, humiliates or embarrasses a person, and it is characteristically identified by its unlikelihood in terms of social and moral reasonableness. In the legal sense, these are behaviors that appear to be disturbing, upsetting or threatening. They evolve from discriminatory grounds, and have an effect of nullifying or impairing a person from benefiting their rights. When these behaviors become repetitive they are defined as bullying.
Sexual harassment refers to persistent and unwanted sexual advances even after gently refusing, typically in the workplace, where the consequences are potentially very disadvantageous to the victim if there is a power imbalance between the perpetrator.
The perceived danger of bullying has been wildly exaggerated. The definition of what constitutes bullying has been expanded to include almost every form of negative human encounter. Some self-proclaimed experts say bullying is an attitude rather than an act, or that it is defined by the impact of the act on the recipient, not by the intention of actor. Such definitions mean that we can bully without knowing it, by merely thinking negatively about another.