I am posing this question only because recently I met a girl who used to be one of my bulliers in Grade 3 or so...to prove what a small world it is she ended up being a good friend of my DBF, and when she "met" me once afterwards she dug up her school photos as she swore I looked familiar (I had not recognized her though ) and turned out we were in the same class! Then of course I had flashbacks of my "bullied" days, but she was actually the one who admitted first she was a bully then (had lots of insecurities) but now she is a very beautiful and nice person who is jealous of ME because of my job !!!!!! Anyway, I hold nothing against her.
So obviously I was bullied - what do you expect I had red hair which automatically made me different and thus a target!!! I remember one girl (I think the same one as above!) used to take my desserts from muy lunch, so my mom and I spiked them with Cayenne or soaked the chocolate in dish soap to get back at her. Anyway, I was only bullied for like that one year, but for many years after I had lots of insecurities - I always had friends (even while being bullied) but only a couple close ones that I actually trusted, and I would always be very affected if I heard negative comments about me.
Of course us redheads are also pretty emotional/sensitive about everything too which made it worse!!
To this day I still keep pretty solitary in that I have a couple close friends, but do not like to form bonds with too many people. I always focused on other things like doing well in school and on my art. I mean this is part my personality but also part from the bullying which effected my self esteem.
Just wanted to see what everyone else experienced!!