Are you ready to rise to the occasion?
Being prepared to be aggressive is an under-recognized positive trait. I would argue that an underlying ability to defend your ground, physically and mentally, should be commendable, even if at times it comes across as “too tough” (big ol’ load of BS right there).
Note that I’m not advocating for bullying. Far, far from it. I am saying that being able to defend one’s self and the people around you is a wonderful thing.
Learn the art of rhetoric and learn how to throw a punch. Both are worth knowing when the time comes.