If you are very bright and keen on schoolwork, then you could be targeted because you are different. However, you may make the situation worse without realising it. Serious kids often don't believe in chit-chat; they think it beneath them. Thus, you can alienate peers who may bully back. You might brag about how well you have done while denigrating students with schoolwork difficulties. They will retaliate. Or if you disguise your ability and pretend to be like everyone else, you lower your potential. The bully then senses your vulnerability and frustration at being different.
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