People who are critical. People who reject you. People who are inconsistent. People who are abusive. People who retaliate. People who downplay your achievements. People who secretly want your life. People who refuse to improve.
Stop wasting your time dealing with toxic, inconsistent, negative, energy-draining people. Some people are wired for negativity. They love retaliation, being argumentative, combative and abusive.
Let others talk about you or against you, doesn’t matter good or bad. Your job is to protect your peace. Keep walking towards a truthful consistent life.
Distinguished kindness from always having to do things for people, trying to make everyone happy won’t get you very far. Being a pushover is highly undesirable. If your goal is to be respected, being too nice to everyone all the time isn’t a durable path. Some people might even think you’re not genuine. If you don’t want to do something, say so. If you’ve got a dissenting opinion and knowing your heart that you’re right, say so. Being assertive in a polite courteous and respectful way will earn respect from others even when you disagree with them. Speak up when mistreated. Don’t just take it when someone is mistreating or taking advantage of you. Be professional and diplomatic, but don’t be silent speaking up for yourself. Not always easy to do, but a start is not a bad idea at any point of life.
Life is somewhat like EMAIL. For important positive things/friends & admirers, there is an INBOX. For everything that’s negative or abusive, there is a SPAM folder. Now it’s completely upto you whether you want to open that spam folder or let it delete itself within 30days automatically.