Have you ever been talked about in a bad way? Has anyone ever tried to sabotage your integrity? If you are in a formal leadership position (supervisor, manager, principal, teacher, president, etc.), the answer is probably yes. What do you do when the world of vitriol is unleashed on you? How do you handle it?
The worst thing to do is to respond in kind. When you are the recipient of an unjust attack, keep in mind that it is more a reflection on the attacker than you. If you can hold steadfast to this belief, you will be ok. I have often heard my father say, "If you dig one ditch, you had better dig two."