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6 Myths About Bullies and Victims

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Myth #5: Victims Are Introverts

Fact: Although certain personality traits indeed place children at higher risk for being bullied, there are also a host of situational factors (e.g., being a new student in school) and social factors (e.g., not having a friend) that increase the likelihood that a child will be bullied. These situational factors explain why there are more temporary than chronic victims of bullying.