Thicker Skinned And Better Off...After a lot of bad things happened to me that I was submissive about -- I didn't tell anyone I was being bullied and left out because I didn't want to cause upset, and I often tried to appease the bullies and be friends with them to avoid being picked on -- I really don't care about being sweet and nice anymore. I'll stand up for myself and I don't care what others think of me.
This has also led me to be not as easily offended if someone has the audacity to insult me or try to fight with me. I have changed from a timid or passive kid into a person who can be charming and interesting, but one you really don't want to cross. Past experiences with being bullied and emotionally abused has actually shown me that those people who do that to you, there's usually something totally wrong with THEM. Not you. So why even listen to what they have to say? They'll get theirs, eventually.