When I was a kid, I used to be picked on all the time. After some time, I was accepted by my peers but the emotional damage was already done. I couldn’t get over feeling ugly and seeing a distorted image of myself. When girls legimately had feelings for me, I felt as though they were teasing and I missed out on many opportunities.
In the end, I wound up having a happy ending, but it took a lot to get over it. If you have ever dealt with this, listen to my story.