Intimidating things to say
" you can respond "I am so grateful to everyone on this team for their incredible input -- certainly yours, Nathan, and the whole gang.This is a team effort, to be sure." Everyone Hates You, Just So You Know If you really get a workplace bully into a panic state, you will know. Their limbic system is in full fight or flight mode, and they've decided to fight by calling you awful names, putting you down, and telling you that everyone from the CEO to the cafeteria lunch lady hates your guts." A bully at work will say "Don't worry about that project.
Most people you'll meet in the workplace are awesome, or at least decent people, but a few of them are jerks.
They will tell you why they are smarter, more well-connected and more influential than you are. They will detail for you the exciting projects you don't have the seniority to work on and the lofty people they know and you don't.