Hey EC, I'm looking for some advice. I feel like I need to be tougher. I don't meant acting tough like a jerk but rather more resilient. I feel like most of the LGBTQ+ people I know are very resilient. Maybe this is because of the stigmas we face. I faced similar stigmas but unlike my peers I do not feel resilient at all. In fact I feel somewhat emotionally fragile. I often let things others say or do which shouldn't be a big deal become a big deal in my head. I find myself overly emotional a lot of the time, a bit of a crybaby you could say. Where other people rise to the challenge of adversity, I am easily discouraged. Is there something I can do to toughen up?