How does Ender's character change throughout the novel, Ender's Game?

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Ender is an outlier of his surroundings throughout the novel. When readers are introduced to him, we are quickly told that he is the third child in the family. That's not normal. He remains an outlier all through Battle School as well. He does develop friendships, but they are always kept at a distance. Despite the previous information, Ender does change during the story. He gains confidence in himself and his knowledge bit by bit throughout the novel.

He is quite intimidated by the other commanding students when he first arrives at the space school; however, Ender eventually embraces the fact that he will never fit in,...

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