Please tell me, what's wrong with being different? I say absolutely nothing! Here's why: God created us...right and He makes no mistakes, that is, if you are a true believer.
I have had many encounters where people treated me differently because I am different. Rather than run from it, I embraced it! I encourage you to do the same. Being different can mean many things to many people. It can be something as simple as the way you look, talk (the sound of your voice), walk, act, etc.
In one of my encounters, I was ostracized for being quiet on the job. I was an excellent worker; good at what I do; professional and quiet when necessary. I was hit with opposition in ways you could not imagine. Whywas this a problem for some people in the workplace? It was my chose to not be in clicks, engage in office politics and gossip about others. I have very strong work ethics, kind, polite and believe in treating people the way I want to be treated. I made a conscious decision to do what I was hired to do as oppose to forming meaningless relationships with some coworkers who built their self esteem by tearing down others. You know, the ones who love to control other people when they feel a since of power or control, depending on the position they hold or the person(s) they are connected to. They use this tactic to draw people in. Some can be so petty, frivolous and jealous. OMG, do not let them be in a position to influence and not to mention, when it is your own boss leading the pack.
For a longtime, I could not figure it out. I initially thought something was wrong with me. However, I have learned over the years, it is nothing more than people who pretend to hate or dislike you openly but admire you secretly. Let's call it what it is, insecurity and self-doubt. Some think by showing admiration for others take away their strength. I say it makes you stronger when you can be truthful and complimentary, women especially. Some tend to think we cannot admire and respect each other. Make sure this is not you. Learn to own being different and embrace it in others.
Remember, that difference in you is nothing more than your light shinning every time you enter a dark place. Know that the moment you show up, darkness is waiting to put your light out. I say, in moments like this, let your light shine brighter and brighter. Stay true to who you were created to be and let others see the strength you possess in the gift of being different. You are an original. Shine!