Jacqueline tells The Global Townhall that her sense of self helps her to weather criticism from others. "I have a very good grasp of who I am," she explains. "I know my strengths, and I am aware of my weaknesses, so someone cannot convince me I'm someone that I am not. Nobody can make me doubt myself."
She says it's important to have loved ones in your corner. "I have a very strong support system, so it makes any negativity seem like nonsense and so unimportant," Jac explains. "I honestly only focus on the opinions of those in my closest inner circle, because those are the people that I care most about and who I deal with on a regular basis. These are the people that will remain in my life, long after my time on Real Housewives of New Jersey is over."
But that doesn't mean she doesn't welcome feedback. "I am great with constructive criticism," she points out. "I actually appreciate it. However, once you start insulting me, you've lost my respect, and I block you out. There can be a lot of rumors out there when you are in the public eye, a lot of accusations, a lot of half-truths and even lies. As long as I know the truth and the people close to me know the truth, I just look at it as entertainment for others."
"I learned that if you don't respond to a rumor, it passes quicker than if you try to explain yourself," Jacqueline adds. "People get bored and move on to the next gossip. People are always going to believe what they want to believe. I don't owe anyone an explanation. The theories people come up with about our lives are comical sometimes."
We love that Jac can focus on what matters and take any harsh criticism in stride.
Source: The Global Townhall