The Role of Nicknames in Bullying
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Nicknames can consume us, overwhelm us, and define us … if we allow them to, and give them permission to do so. We can become the names and stories we tell ourselves, or allow ourselves to be told by others. These stories can eventually embody not only who we are, but also what we do and how we perceive ourselves.
“Name-calling, unkind nicknames and other forms of verbal harassment represent some of the most prevalent forms of bullying in school but they have been little studied. Name-calling and nicknames in particular are ambiguous social events that can serve positive as well as negative goals, and their adverse consequences can be difficult to identify.”
- From The British Journal of Educational Psychology
This website is dedicated to motivate and inspire all who browse it – to rethink the role that nicknames can play in our lives.
Thanks for being here!
~ The Nickname Guy