It’s interesting, and a little sad, reading some people’s opinions on women..
I had an awful experience with my ex, that certainly has not changed my view of women though..
Ultimately, someone’s words can only effect you if you allow it, and when that occurs you’ve given them power over you.
So listen to them, accept what you know to be fact, and simply throw the rest out.. You define you, not others.
As soon as I recognize ego at play with a woman i bug out or make playfull fun of it. I think thats the way to handle it.
You are so right. If you are content with yourself and make fun of your own failures then no one has power over you.