I don’t know how you are about confrontation, but I absolutely hate it. I would much prefer the world get lessons on how to act and communicate clearly, rather than take their BS out on others, especially me. So when the office bully started to attack me, I had to, at the urging of a friend, stand up for myself. Nothing fancy. No yelling, just as calm and specific communication possible.
I literally feel like I faced Darth Vader, and while I didn’t kill him, I think I nicked his arm pretty darn good.
And now, I feel utterly drained.