The act of bullying is often repetitive and habitual
For bullying to take place, either the aggressor or the victim will believe an imbalance of social or physical power exists.
Justifications and rationalizations include differences in social class, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, appearance, behavior, body language, personality, reputation, lineage, strength, size, ability, and more
Bully behaviors include: verbal harassment, verbal threat, physical assault, coercion. They may direct these behaviors towards specific targets repeatedly.
Verbal: Name-calling, teasing.
Social: Spreading rumors, leaving people out on purpose, breaking up friendship.