Saturday, July 15, 2006
QUESTION: DOES THIS LOOK LIKE THE FUTURE VICTIM OF MOBBING & BULLYING?
One thing that makes it more likely is if he turns out to be exceptional at something.
Many victims of mobbing and bullying stand out in some way that threatens others. They are often the best workers, conscientious, and dedicated to their work. Just the kind of employee you don't want to lose, if you're a manager or business owner. And just the sort of person -- if you're the victim -- least likely to understand why.
ANSWER: YES, BECAUSE HE GREW UP TO BE THE ONLY SENIOR RANKING MALE FIGURE SKATER CAPABLE OF EXECUTING THE BIELLMANN SPIN.
Here is a photo of him doing the Biellmann Spin.
Yes, it's the trademark of Evgeni Plushenko, World Champion Russian skater.
When Evgeni Plushenko saw a girl performing the spin, he was determined to learn how to do it. It is the most difficult feat for a male skater, but Evgeni is exceptionally limber.
Other skaters would pick on him when he was practising it, and make him cry, his coach, Alexei Mishin said. They would "bop him on the forehead with their fingers and tell him to stop. The other skaters were jealous of him"
Everyone should have a coach like Mishin, because that's what coaches are for.
Now take a look at the results -- this video is very popular with the ladies, and you can see that Evgeni is still giving them flowers. He doesn't do the Biellmann Spin, but you won't care!
EVGENI PLUSHENKO, Russian World Champion Skater
# 2006 Olympic Champion
# Three time World Champion
# Five time European Champion
# Olympic Games Silver Medalist 2002!
# Seven time Russian National Champion!
# Since 1996 he won 52 Gold Medals!
# Since 1998 he received 75 times the perfect mark 6.0!
# He made figure skating history with a 4-3-3 jump combination!!
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Mobbing is the schoolyard bully grown up, physically, but still mentally and emotionally a child. There are certain traits that make it more likely a person will be the victim, including, as mentioned above, being a conscientious worker.
It is devastating to self-esteem, extremely stressful, and difficult to deal with once it gets started. Find out more in my ebook, MOBBING & BULLYING: What It Is, What You Can Do About It.
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Posted by Susan Dunn, M.A. at 10:32 PM