We must develop a thick skin. With an unshakeable sense of self nothing will faze you. ~Mari Smith
Personal attacks were less public before social media. That has changed dramatically now. It is simply not possible to have an online presence and never have to deal with such negativity or unfavourable public exposure. Even when undeserved.
Most of us are not born with thick skins. And, especially in the early days of business, our sense of self is particularly vulnerable to bruising. While building up the armour needed to protect yourself from those who attack you can prepare by reading Ellen Angelotti’s helpful article published on Poynter called How to Handle Personal Attacks On Social Media.