Creation of a hostile atmosphere
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.