How do I stop caring what people say about me ?
I like to think of myself as a fun guy. Most people like me and I get along with everyone. But something that has always bothered me, is when people say something bad about me. Or think bad about me. I get severe anxiety over it. For example. I'm happy in a good mood browsing online and I see a friends picture I comment on and ask her something's about the picture. When all of a sudden. A girl I work with who I never even spoke to comes and writes. Telling me "just shut up, PLEASE just shut up". This bothers the hell out of me. I start getting that nerves feeling and I just want to snap and go off on her. Bc I don't even know who she is really and we never spoke. But I know she talks bad about me and idk why. Should I not respond? And how in the world do I not care and stop dwelling on stuff like this. Like a girl who I'm newly friends with said I'm a tool. She was just kidding but I took such offense. And got all worked up over it. She told she was really joking and didn't mean anything by it. But I just get all bent out of shape about it. I don't want people to think bad about me. I'm a good person. Can anyone help?? Thanks so much.