- Diaper Lover
I'd have to say that my dad was the most persistand and hurtful bully in my life when I was growing up. I had poor eyesight and a really bad speech impediment when I was young (the speech impediment went away in my early 20s, oddly enough). But my dad never missed an opportunity to ridicule and shame me.
Of course, being clumsy, speaking poorly, and having to wear really thick glasses made me a bullly magnet at school too. But somehow the bullying I got at school was more tolerable than what I got at home. Dad made the insults and shaming more personal somehow.
Of course, he was an abuser in many senses of the word (if someone started a thread called "Are you a child abuse survivor?" I could practically write a three-volume set about my dad. Yeah, he sucked.
Like Butterfly Mage, I was verbally bullied by kids AND my dad while growing up (I was never physically hurt because, well, he knew better, my mom wouldn't tolerate it, and also I fought back. At 8 years old I drew a knife on him, he walked away after that). But he would take every opportunity to mock me on my weight and on how lazy I was, basically saying that he wasn't proud of me in any sense (he's not my real father, my real father lives 3 states away, he was an abusive alcoholic).
I don't think in any way that it attributed to me being a *B/DL, at all. During that time, all I wanted was to be absolutely grown up, and out of the house (it really sucks to be 8 years old, younger than that even, and despise having to go home). So no, I can't say that being bullied helped me along the way to being a *B. Although it could be different for others.
I have a similar experience. My dad is an ass. My dad drank would constantly refer to me not being his idea of the perfect son as "Baby Bullshit" and try to force me to be someone I'm not. My dad used to beat the shit out of me with the excuse to my mother of "we were wrestling around" (she was never close enough to the fighting to know the truth) and he still screams at me if my grades are lower then a B+. Sorry for the vulgarity and ranting, but I hate him. As for bullying in school, I rarely received any. I'm a super-skinny/near weightless midget, but I'm smart. Most people know not to mess with me. The most that can be considerd bullying was occasionally having someone crunch me (I kid you not)
What do you mean you people?Guess I should come clean with you people.