Bullies are often children who have been bullied or abused themselves. They bully to feel competent, successful, to control someone else or to get some relief from their own feelings of powerlessness. Bullies are outgoing, aggressive, active and expressive. They get their way by brute force or openly harassing someone. A bully intimidates others to cover up his own insecurities and inadequacies. He may lack good adult role models. Some characteristics of a bully include wanting power over others, being concerned with own pleasure, willing to abuse people to get his way and finding it difficult to see things from someone elses perspective.