You may not hear a lot about adult bullying, but it is a problem. Read this article to learn more about different types of adult bullies and get some ideas on how to deal with an adult bully. Adult bullying is a serious problem and may require legal action. Adult bullying: Survey finds 31% of Americans have been bullied as an adult. Bullying doesn’t always end with high school. Some lunchroom bullies grow up to become office bullies.