Social rejection

deliberate exclusion of an individual from social relationship or social interaction

Social rejection happens when a person or group of people are not allowed to be part of a interpersonal relationships or social interactions. A person can be rejected by individuals or an entire group of people. This can be caused by bullying and by ignoring a person, or being silent around them.[1]


  1. Baumeister, R. F.; Tice, D. M. (1990). "Anxiety and social exclusion". Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. 9 (2): 165–195. doi:10.1521/jscp.1990.9.2.165.