100% Loving that part of you (even if others call it flawed) is true strength. <high five>
Ya know…people need to stop and think about what they’re saying to folks, because no one has the right to tell you that you need “speak up”, or for some of us it’s “stop being too big for your britches”, or “too loud” (you may never guess I was labeled that, too LOL).
Anyway, people need to keep their damn opinions to themselves when it comes to personal criticisms – especially when the critique is NOT asked for.
Eating away at someone’s confidence should be a crime.
It’s seriously debilitating and should be recognized as such.
Knowing they have no right to disrupt your peace of mind and confidence helps you set those healthy boundaries in place so that the next time someone makes a critical remark you won’t accept it and it’ll just bounce off your confidence force field…. pew, pew… pew, pew, pew…