It does not matter what other people think of you.What really matters is what you think of you.We lose so much energy worrying about the opinions of others,WANTING TO BE LIKED.
To me,Leadership and personal mastery is all about rising above social approval-to self approval.
Respect you.So long as you are living by your values, being real and honest,running your own race and doing your dreams, how does it matter what anyone else thinks, feels or says about you?
Your self-belief, conviction in yourself should define your character and standard. To me , A person cannot respect others, unless he respects himself/herself.
Always remember- you are not in a popularity contest. Its about doing what is right!!