Sociopaths on the Faculty: How to Understand the People Who are Bullying You

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This work presents a remarkable explanation of the phenomenon of ‘mobbing’ or ‘bullying’ in the workplace. The study presented is a consolidation of ideas that arose in discussions with professionals who reported having been bullied or attacked by sociopathic colleagues in the academic workplace.


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The extensive and developing literature that reports the abuse of teachers by their principals or other educational administrators and their fellow teachers reveals that many teachers are experiencing high stress-levels, developing physical illnesses and in extreme cases choosing suicide as relief. This literature describes the techniques and methods used in these abusive actions and explains why such actions are sociopathic in nature.

Table of Contents

1. The Phenomenon of Mobbing
Existing Literature
Talks with Teachers
Overview of the Mobbing Process
Early Warning Devices
Urgency of Improvement
The “They feel threatened” Distrator
Additional Information and Comments Solicited
2. Three Kinds of Teachers
Non-Relativity of Teaching Context
1: The Cognitively and Emotionally Engaged
2: Quiet Performers
3: Non Performers
Different Kinds of Teacher Minds
3. Mob Social Structure
Target of Mobbers
The Members of the Mob
The Mob Leader
Sociopaths are Non-performers
Chapter Summary
4. Mob Formation
Membership Selection
Benefits of Membership
The Only Mob Counter Balance
Truncated Relationships
How can they destroy their colleagues?
A Conspiracy
Hidden Support for the Mobbers
5. Power of the Pity Play
The Pity Play in Sociopathy
Pity-Playing Administrators
Pity Playing the Mob
Students Pity Playing Teachers
Teachers Pity Playing Students
Administrative Awareness and Support
6. Methodology of Mobbing
The Vulnerability of Good Teachers
The Three Phase Strategy of Sociopaths
Derogatory Naning
Flash Visits
Negative Comment Fishing
Whisper Campaign
Praising the Clearly Incompetent
Victim Blaming
Medacious Entrapment
Non-Benign Neglect
Multiple Targets
7. First Signs of Victimization
Feeling Misunderstood
Feeling Disliked
Stress in the Morning
Monitor Self-Deception
Covering up Stress
Emerging Anger
Panic Attacks
Distracted Teaching
Defensive Action Required
Losing Good Teachers
8. What to do if you are mobbed
Rule 1: Reconsider Disbelief
Rule 2: No Re-negotiation
Rule 3: No Toughing It Out
Rule 4: No Loyalty Demonstrations
Rule 5: Confidant Caution
Rule 6: Approach Administrators with Caution
Rule 7: Outside Friends
Rule 8: Effects of Extreme Stress
Rule 9: Speedy Exi
t Rule 10: Nutrition Counts
Rule 11: No Exit
Sociopaths Always Win!
9. Helping Other Teachers, Present and Future
Espirit de Corps
Best Initial Defense
Underreporting of Attacks
Observable Mood Changes
Sources of Improvement
10. Methodological Considerations
Value of the Paradigm
Status of the Paradigm
Further Research
The Empathy Cognitive Level Relationship
Books Cited
Suggestions to Readers

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