My coworkers all have no problem setting and communicating boundaries (I'm a people pleaser). They also are able to deliver witty banter easily with self-confidence. Unfortunately, I'm the type A personality in the group which leaves me as an easy target of their teasing. The problem is that I can never come up with any witty banter back to them when they tease me. It ends up that I'm becoming the 'target' of the group for the teasing and I feel like they're losing respect for me since I'm allowing them to tease me. I'm good friends with all of them and they are my coworkers so I need to keep it professional yet I am tired of being the scapegoat or target. I want to 'earn' their respect and more importantly gain some self-respect and improve my self-esteem. Unfortunately, I stink at witty banter with this particular group because I am very sensitive and they are not.
Thanks for any advice or help!!
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