Better to be criticized by a wise person than to be praised by a fool. Ecclesiastes 7:5
Often ignorance does not result from what we DON'T know; but from what we think we DO know. -Rohr
You are not your thoughts, emotions, opinions, job, possessions, position, title, stuff, failures, or successes. Don't forget that.
Attempting to see & understand the story/idea/perspective of someone who thinks differently than you is not weakness, it's strength.