My cousin smiles quite a bit and does some funny, quirky things when he gets excited, but he has a hard time understanding scoiety's standards, let's say, and simply doesn't understand how awkwardly he comes across to people. I know there's no use explaining to him what it is the bullies pick out and single him out for, because he simply just doesn't get on with society.
But people should just ignore that; so what he paces and mumbles to himself when he's daydreaming, so what he has to dash out of the room when a character on tv is having a stressful or embarassing moment and he just can't handle it? But he was picked on anyways.
But, you know American high school; ignorance rules and intelligence dwindles.