So we want to explore the consequences of aggression an of being nasty in general. And luckily a bit is known about both short term and long term consequences of those behaviors as they are found in the common bully.
Bullies often grow up to be unhappy adults.
Their methods of relating to the world around them often don’t work very well in adulthood
quick tempers and violent actions are generally shunned by society
They may have difficulty holding down a job, retaining friendships and maintaining romantic or even family relationships.
They may also be at greater risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors, though (more likely when they are bullied in addition to acting as a bully)
Bullies are at greater risk for antisocial personality disorder.
when bully/victims were followed into young adulthood, they were at even greater risk of suicidality (suicidal or self-harmful thoughts) than pure victims.