You do not need to change yourself for making friends.
MARI was bullied at her elementary because she was born with a disfigured foot. Every time she woke up, she thought she wanted to die. In order to stop going to school, she deicded to be hospitalized and cut off her leg. She gained a lot of internet friends. As a result she was invited to a fashion show, which led her to start making art with her artificial leg which made a success. This positive experience became her motivation to overcome such difficulties.