Sadly, adults can be bullies, just as children and teenagers can be bullies. While adults are more likely to use verbal bullying as opposed to physical bullying, the fact of the matter is that adult bullying exists. The goal of an adult bully is to gain power over another person, and make himself or . As adults, many bullies are in a position of power over their victims. I’ve often seen adult bullies who are in a supervisory position at work. Lifehacker. Why You Shouldn't Put the Apple Author: Patrick Allan.