- Always remember: life is way too short to care what others think. If they are low enough to criticize you, their opinion isn't worth valuing.
Understand that the less you care what people think of you, the more they may like you. Why? Because no matter how much pressure there seems to be to become "normal", people like novelty. People like other people that have something different about them, except when that something different is disrespecting them. Personality can include having something that sets you apart from other people, although someone else having something in common with you doesn't remove the fact that you're still a person with a personality. Other people can have a hard time making friends because, well, they're other people. There's not necessarily a lot that sets them apart in a respectful way, and not necessarily a lot that grabs peoples' attention. So, developing yourself and your personality gives people a reason to talk to you.