I actually somewhat agree with the post, but I still think bullying is real, it's a real problem, and no it's not just in the person's emotions or mind. And it shouldn't be tolerated. Having said that, it's been my own personal experience that to survive and prosper in the healthcare work setting, especially in a large busy hospital, you have to grow a thick skin. I know I've had to. If you don't you will go around 24/7 being offended and put off by everything and everyone. And be careful about how you report stuff to people and who you report it to. Retaliation takes many forms and can be very subtle and insidious. There's an art and a trick to being able to swim with sharks without becoming one yourself. If you end up becoming one yourself, then the bullies have won. Lots of people cope and survive by becoming this way themselves in self defense, and that's a sad thing to see happen.