Sometimes, being pacifistic can take more courage than being aggressive or violent, but sadly, that's not going to be how some others might see it. You'd be surprised in a lot of cases how it never even crosses people's minds. Of course it all depends on what you're being expected to do that calls your courage into question.
If you're constantly trying to prove yourself to those others, it can be a never ending battle of wits and at the end of the day, you might find yourself trying to be something or someone you're not.
It is often the case that no matter what you do, you will never match up to what other think you should be, in which case it then becomes a question of whether you feel that their testing is something you want to be constantly subjected to.
Then the courageous thing is whether to break with the pack or not. Whatever you choose, someone's not going to be happy about it.
The most important thing for you to decide is whether you're comfortable with how you are and if you are, whether you feel you need to justify yourself that to others.
If you're not true to yourself, you will never be happy or comfortable,