Desensitization. I'm a horror writer and I get lots of pleasure out of hurting my characters... But don't worry because they're not real people. I highly doubt I could actually do that to somebody. I couldn't even watch it happen in this one movie. It makes them feel superior I guess.
well, if you are speaking in terms of a bully, usually they have had a history of being abused and hurt, or they just have low self esteem levels, so they develop a superiority complex, that raises their self esteem, and they make it their goal in life to bring others down, so that they look better by comparison.
In life, everyone comes differently. Either they come that way, or they are FORCED to act like that. Each and everyone thinks differently, it can be bad, it can be good. Someone might be doing something to hurt you, in the persons eyes, he/she is not hurting you , but obviously it hurts. All you gotta do is stick your head straight and wear the hat well sunny. Don't let what someone says or do to get to you, you're a strong person, and to know it Just apply it.
Some people are so miserable they can only be comforted when they see others suffering. There are others who take pleasure at hurting others. And then there are those who are hurtful and didn't mean to be hurtful, whether they care or not. The word mean comes to mind. It can mean average and it can mean not nice. I am not convinced it is a coincidence. I think the mean of people is to be mean, and that when you find a kind person they are truly extraordinary.