Similar to actors, singers, or dancers everything one does in
interaction with people requests for feedback.
Giving something of value and expect something in return.
If that isn't fitting your expectations, it really can downturn you.
YET - take it as the gift of learning, even though your feelings
are hurt for a minute (or longer). A dear friend has sent me
the following poem on that.
And all credit goes to my mentor Edgar Schein, who's life path has
been similarly meandering through time as mine, as he told me
(and others) on Erving Goffman's concept of 'Social Theatre'.