I was seldomly directly bullied. While I was different I think my intelligence was protective in a wierd way. Rather, being inexperienced socially and sexually I was treated to a lot of unwanted and unsavory details of my peers sex lives. That had the effect of damaging my self concept and body image. Never bullied in my work. Rather, I was the go to guy for engineers who needed process regulatory assistance. That felt good with engineering wanting me on project teams.