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Peer Pressure and Bullying Social pressure can take many different forms, including intimidation, bullying and even physical attacks. If you feel you could be a victim or perpetrator (who wishes to stop) of bullying, talk about it here.

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Tired of being made fun of... - February 10th 2010, 04:41 AM

Hey, so I'm one of those people who is SO different from everybody else that I don't always fit in. There are some absolute jerks in my life who take every opportunity they have to laugh at something I do. Whether it's me not being good at sports in PE...or who I hang out with @ lunch...or the music I like...or the way that I get way overdramatic and silly sometime. I'm just SO tired of being made fun of because I'm different then everybody else. I hide behind this mask that everything is perfect, but it's not. It's not by any means that my life is HORRIBLE (in fact I think this is nothing compared to the crap that some people go through) but I do get sick of it sometimes. Any help?


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Re: Tired of being made fun of... - February 10th 2010, 05:11 AM

I can understand you... hmmm... i'm a lot different from everyone one to. I'm hyper active. Obsessed with rabbits (i'm a boy too) and i wear a tailed waistcoat which i wear to sport (ice skating) every week. And yes the odd occasion comes when someone says: Why do you wear a waistcoat, or you strange, or random insults about my sexuality, just cause i like rabbits.. (which disturbs me a little)

but usually i just say, "i just like rabbits/waist coats" no one ever ask further questions probably because i always standing tall and being proud to be different (Normal people are boring arn't they) and i look them in the eyes when i talk to them and i don't get so much of it now.

I do have a group of friends who are like me, all crazy and what not. so i suggest Stand tall be proud! and look for some friends that are like you! And if you know there arn't... Look anyway!


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Re: Tired of being made fun of... - February 10th 2010, 05:17 AM

I definitely do have some friends (mainly guys) who aren't exactly like me but we do fit pretty close! I too like strange things (time for my list):
- Trains
- the radio industry
- public transportation
- forums (yes like internet forums)

And I don't call my friends constantly or text (another source of fun for those jerks @ school).

I try to stand "tall and proud" as much as possible but it just doesn't always work. I wish people could just accept me for who I am and not try to get me to be somebody who I'm not...


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Re: Tired of being made fun of... - February 11th 2010, 04:06 AM

Hey there, Chris! I'm Shiane. I think we've talked before, but I just thought I should introduce myself.

There's nothing wrong with being a little different from everyone else. Actually, it can be a good thing! The only problem is, you have to be ready to deal with the people who don't quite understand or approve of your choices of music, etc and show it by saying rude things. You aren't in charge of what they say, and it probably does hurt quite a bit. The most you can do is just remember that they are ignorant to the awesome aspects of your personality and try to make those shine so these people focus on those instead of your quirks. If it gets really bad, tell someone such as a teacher, coach, parent...anyone you trust and are comfortable around. Go ahead and PM/VM me anytime!
   
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Re: Tired of being made fun of... - February 11th 2010, 04:07 AM

Hey! Thanks Shianne! I really appreciate it!


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Re: Tired of being made fun of... - February 11th 2010, 04:46 AM

You know, i wouldn't mind getting to know someone like you... hrmmm anyway....
a few confidence tips,
If a bully decides to insult by pointing out your differences, just agree with them. They feed off shame. Give them no shame and they'll die down (you just have to do it to every bully in the school) and while your doing it, look them in the eyes, it totally unerves them.
That should do the trick, (can be a little hard but you seem pretty confident already.)


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Re: Tired of being made fun of... - February 11th 2010, 01:38 PM

Cool! Thanks, I'll give it a try!


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Re: Tired of being made fun of... - February 12th 2010, 03:07 AM

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Absolutely no disrespect to "Bully Prevention Scheme" as a person, but I disagree with your advice. You have to STAND UP to the bully, not just accept their insults. You have to make sure that nobody messes with you, stand tall, shoulders back, head up, demonizing glare in their eyes and point your finger right at their face and let them know that you won't take it and you will stand up for yourself.


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Re: Tired of being made fun of... - February 12th 2010, 04:51 AM

oh, perhaps i put that incorrectly, Usually a bully will point out your differences to try and embarress you. By accepting their attempts to embarress you, they start thinking that it isn't doing anything to you, like you can't be embarressed by it.

However if they insult you rather than point out your differences. then i would just say: "thats what you think"
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Re: Tired of being made fun of... - February 12th 2010, 05:02 AM

^no problem! Not to worry!


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Re: Tired of being made fun of... - February 13th 2010, 07:29 PM

Hello there cwkguy. Well with all that has been said there is only this to add for now :

-Don't anger them.Don't look for trouble with them. Do your best to not start any trouble.
-Ignore them and go on with your life.
-Don't hide behind a mask. Don't. If things aren't going well, try and sort them out and most importantly don't let things get to you and make you hurt on the inside. If things aren't good then have a face that shows you are just there and dealing with things.
   
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Re: Tired of being made fun of... - February 13th 2010, 09:03 PM

Hey man!

How are you doing today? Listen, I know exactly what your going through. Just a little different, the people I try and hang with or be-friends with in the past were major party people; They hung out with older people, drove around all night, smoking weed and drinking up, fighting and starting random drama. Well, I wasn't into that stuff, still not exactly into it but because I went for that crew, I wasn't liked by those preppy nerds, but hey, who cares?

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Everyone picked on me, laughed at me cause I was a chubby kid who barely pushed 10 push-ups in gym and would eat huge meals at lunch, I had man-boobs, I had rolls, they had all the jokes, they never got bored... But I didn't stand up for myself. Now, here I am two years later, I'm one of the more popular kids in my school, I party, I hang out with 19 year olds, I drive around all hours of the night, I drink, I smoked two or three joints but I don't start random drama or fight, and I know my friends, they always got my back and make sure I'm alright. I'm not fat at all now, slim, building muscle and taking up amateur body-building and taking up boxing.. busy life.

Now I'm not saying for you to do this! Just listen to these points:
- Try and do some of the things that the others enjoy doing, hanging out at movies, going to parties, take it slow and easy but gradually build up and do different things, see if you like any of these things.

- Don't put up with their shit, it'll only get worse if you don't do anything. You can tell on them, they'll pick on you for being a snitch. Just stand up for yourself, don't go chirping and starting a fight, but simply tell 'em you don't need their shit and they mayswell screw off.

- Start talking to people on Facebook, MySpace, MSN, get phone numbers, ask them to hang-out e.t.c

You gotta be out-going in this world to live it happy, that's one thing I learned.

Anyway man, stay positive and everything will fall into place!!
   
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