Youth Counselling

They take advantage of my quiet nature

Some of the students from other classes keep teasing me as I am a quiet, introverted girl. Two of the girls from that class are my van mates. They take advantage of my quiet nature. Though I have told them many times not to do so, they do not listen to me. Wherever I go, these girls tease me, and sometimes use the name of one of the girls of that class. I feel really bad. Normally, I prefer to go out of my class only when needed. But because of these girls, even going out of my class seems too overwhelming for me. Though I have complained about this to one of my teachers, they have not changed. I don’t know why they are doing so, but I feel really bad. They disturb me in the van while studying, too.
K. (16) / Rajasthan

I am sorry that you have to go through this. As you mentioned that you have already tried on your own by both speaking to them and ignoring them but there has been no remorse, I feel that a situation like this would require external help. I would suggest you make one more effort in speaking to your teacher of the school/college where you study. Explain to them the gravity of the situation and how it has been affecting you mentally. If you feel that they are unable to take a stand, I would suggest that you inform your parents and let them have a word with the school authorities. Certain situations may be beyond your control and it is absolutely okay to take help for the same.

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Dr Alisha Lalljee is a Psychologist (M.A.), Special Educator (M.Ed) and Psychotherapist. She holds an MBA in clinical research and hospital management. Visit her website www.alishalalljee.com

Dr Alisha Lalljee

Dr Alisha Lalljee is a Psychologist (M.A.), Special Educator (M.Ed) and Psychotherapist. She holds an MBA in clinical research and hospital management. Visit her website www.alishalalljee.com