>Robert J. Bradbury wrote: Lets take a straw poll, how many people
>in the group were "outsiders" as children, e.g. played mostly alone,
>had only a few friends, or were generally rejected by the social
>cliques that educational system produces?
I was socially rejected in elementary and junior high, but that is because I hadn't learned the social protocols of the time among that age group. I blame that partially on my dysfunctional parents for which my mom is very retarded.
Midway through high school I learned via observation how to handle different situations and now I have no problem making friends. In fact I'm now becoming the popular one. A combination of self satire and impressive knowledge helps.