Bullying is emotional for the victim in particular. The range of emotions a victim can feel is vast, but there are a few that stick out a bit more than the others.
From the a young age to the finish of High school, I was bullied! I hated school for this reason. I was shorter than everyone around me, I was crossed eyed, and I was a late bloomer. All of these things contributed to being picked on every day of my school life. I didn’t understand why I was being picked out of the crowd. Bullies often have subtle, artful ways of making you feel miserable; they seemed to find all my weak points and aggressively attack them. I was always unable to concentrate in classes. I tried joining different groups and trying to be a part of something but was never able to fit in.
Imagine waking up in the morning knowing you will be facing one of your worst fears. It’s like someone who is afraid of heights knowing they are going to be standing on top of a tall building that day. For people who are bullied every day, they are waking up knowing they are going to be encountering their bully (or bullies). They wonder, What will this person do or say to me today that will make me feel awful?
Fear is not a fun feeling to have. When we are afraid, we feel threatened. We feel unsafe. As a result, our mind and body are in constant alert, and it is exhausting. Nobody wants to feel that way ever, let alone on a daily basis, in a place where they should feel secure such as a classroom. I was completely normal and there was absolutely nothing wrong with me, I have found that the only way to overcome bullying is to speak up and develop confidence and interests, Which had taken a long time to figure out.
A young outcast will often feel that there is something wrong with himself, but as he gets older, grows more confident in who he is, he will adapt, he will begin to feel that there is something wrong with everyone else. Bullying builds character like nuclear waste creates superheroes. It’s a rare occurrence and often does much more damage than endowment.
Perhaps the most understandable feeling out of everything is anger. When a victim is being bullied, it is natural for them to feel at least a little bit of anger.
Depression, along with humiliation, are the emotions that tend to lead to suicide in bullying situations. The constant fear, embarrassment, and belittling can wear a person down until they feel trapped in despair. Victims of suicide feel that they will never be free of such awful feelings, which makes it all the more tragic because they can be free of them. Don’t be shameful of being bullied, you have nothing to be embarrassed about. Be proud of who you are and practice habits of happiness and self-confidence.
With supportive and caring people at their side and a strong will to prevail, anyone can come out of even the deepest depression.
Luckily I have always and will always have a strong support system in my life. My loving parents and siblings were always there to protect and strengthen me through the years, and for that I am always grateful. It certainly doesn’t feel good to be bullied. But there is always hope, especially if you have strong will, courage, emotional strength, and a positive support system to help you through it.