Have you ever been cancelled/shunned/ostracized?
I've been in isolation for quite some time, so it's been a while since I've been rejected by a group.
Usually what happens is that the leader of the group decides he doesn't like me for whatever reason, such as the way I look, what I believe, how quiet I am, the way I dress, and he signals to those following him that it's okay to treat me poorly by treating me poorly himself.
So, I'm ditched, ridiculed, humiliated, ignored, among other things, until I go away.
It was bad enough when this happened in high school, but now it happens in the workplace. Some years back they tried to harass me away by using homophobic slurs and sexual harassment. At other times, it was because I wasn't outgoing enough. The reason is pretty much always bull**** because I see plenty of other people behaving the way I am without anyone raising a fuss.
I take it all to mean they're going to be less forgiving of me because they view me as being beneath them, whereas they'll forgive others for similar "faults."