To be completely honest, I’m still learning to cope with the hate. However, I think I’m doing a pretty good job.
When people say mean things to/about me, I politely say “Thank you,” and I genuinely mean it. All those little things people knit-pick about me are things that make me who I am! And I’m glad when they say mean things about stuff I might be insecure or shy about because it just makes me realize how different I am from them. I like being different. I don’t want to be a robot of society.
As for rumors, I just brush them off. I don’t go seeking out rumors about myself. If someone tells me one, cool. I don’t care what others think of me and if you really know me, then you’d know those rumors aren’t true.