Bullies often come from homes in which physical punishment is used, where striking out physically is a way to handle problems, and where parental involvement and warmth are frequently lacking.
They appear to derive satisfaction from inflicting injury and suffering on others, seem to have little empathy for their victims, and often defend their actions by saying that their victims provoked them in some way. Students who regularly display bullying behaviors are generally defiant or oppositional toward adults, antisocial , and apt to break school rules. There is little evidence to support the contention that bullies victimize others because they feel bad about themselves. Please go here for more information: