When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you. The misinformation will feel unfair, but stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth just like you did.
Bullying is a big problem in the world today, and it can occur at all levels. Bullying in school has become widespread in spite of efforts to eliminate this behavior. Workplace bullying is also common, and many adults may not know how to respond to defuse this type of situation. Bullying occurs when one individual picks on another for any reason, whether this reason is real or imagined, and the behavior can go well beyond just name calling or hurtful taunts.