You said it there, damned if you do damned if you don't. Screw what people think 💩👎
The people who try to tear you down don't have confidence or high self-esteem...don't worry about them.
Because, miserable people love miserable company and if they can make you miserable by tearing you down they think they won some kind of victory. Keep your confidence and find others, and they do exist, who are confident enough not to be threatened by you gaining some positive attention as you surely will.
They are jealous, confidence is just plain appealing, they see people responding to you more and don't like it. It is them not you.
Oh, they will believe me...I had low self esteem until my 40's and then bam ...I said "Forget this, like me or don't" found out more people like me now that I learned not to care what the miserable people think.
lmao...that's true, but you just have to focus on what YOU want yourself to be...not what other's want. :)
and then you stop caring about the others, and you care about yourself..and thats when confidence appears..
take it as it's only about you..and what you think and what you feel..
Just stop listening to people altogether ...problem solved
Cockiness is when you believe that no one else in the room is better than you.<br />
Confidence is knowing you are better than you were yesterday.