A mean-spirited person is an individual who is cruel, unkind, hurtful, and puts other people down in order to make himself or herself feel good. Everywhere in life, there are a bunch of mean-spirited individuals waiting for preys to feast on. They can be found in schools, offices, even among your family members.
Mean-spirited people use different techniques to achieve their aim. One of them is the use of words. They can call other people names that hurt as well as say anything that could keep anybody miserable. Secondly, they can bully people either physically or by spreading false stories about them. Thirdly, they can set either a trap for you to fall into or even intentionally plan to get you into an unpleasant situation.
Although mean-spirited individuals can be stubborn, you can deal with their excesses by confidently and boldly confronting them. However, if you cannot deal with their attitude towards you, you can report the matter to someone in authority for proper disciplinary action.