Individuals in bullying organizations display PTSD symptoms. Like a deer in headlights, they freeze when bullied. It’s a fear-based, fight or flight, response, where criticism evokes memowries of a critical and abusive parent or bully.
"Extreme fear can neither fight nor fly." - Shakespeare
"(They) who are not everyday conquering some fear have not learned the secret of life." - Emerson
"Avoiding danger is no safer than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold." - Helen Keller