hey guys, I’m posting this years because I appreciate this community and need advice. I’m a small framed, skinny person. I practice martial arts, try to eat healthy now that I’m in my twenties and care about my future, I lift weights at the gym, and am generally fun. But, I’m a target for bullies and it’s annoying. Everyone always picks on my size/skinniness. I can’t help but be nice and smile back or “laugh about it” because I don’t like being a jerk. But when people say things it puts me in a really depressed mood. I thought when I finished high school, people would grow up and stop. then when I finished college, people would mature. I’m in a professional workplace, and now it’s happening here when I suit up in workgear, have lunch with coworkers, or anything. I’m proud of my skin and the muscle I’ve put on, but I’m self conscious around other people because I know they’ll say something. I’m not THAT small, just usually the skinniest in the room; it’s my genetics. I don’t want to tell my boss or kindly say “please don’t pick on my size because I’m sensitive” because I don’t want to look like a pansy. Actually, I even get picked on for my size in martial arts class by an individual. I’m just sick of hearing it, and I thought by this time in my life I wouldn’t be hearing it anymore. I don’t want coworkers to see me in the locker room, at post-work bbq in the pool because I don’t want to hear it. I just thought people would stop.