They come in many forms, sizes, shapes, colors. Their backgrounds and experiences are diverse and broad. Sometimes they profess to be religious or spiritual or enlightened. They are so many things . . .
. . . and they are mean. They generally aren't physical in their approach to meanness, they just kind of sneak it in . . . to a conversation, a business or staff meeting, a relationship. Some practice meanness as a way to level the playing field -- whatever that is supposed to mean or accomplish. Some practitioners are insecure, but some truly believe they are better than others. Some are proud of their meanness, some try to explain it away . . . "that's not what I meant" . . . "you're too sensitive" . . . "i was just playing" . . . "what's your problem?"
If you are a mean person, you may not be able to recognize in yourself. But if you can recognize that you may be someone who practices meanness for whatever reason, then stop it . . . now.
"Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."