Especially if you're really good at a particular skill, expertise, trait, or have rightful authority over a matter that you excel in.
Do not engage in returning hatred or the fire, simply allow the heat to pass through you and do not let it ruin your character.
It is of crucial importance that the human being, particularly when under "fire" (heat; as in conflict, being attacked, slandered etc.) never loses themselves and never becomes the foaming, hateful attacker.
Attacks = insecurities from the attackers. Double so if they start slandering you and name-calling you; Don't engage haters, just observe and let these seemingly difficult and painful situations become bettering factors for your character growth.
Everyone's got a story to tell; Everyone's got their own relative pain to deal with. You shouldn't exasperate your problems so much that they blind you from being a decent human being.
Harder the struggle and the more you handle yourself better, the greater might and self-control you'll have.
No, you aren't weird, crazy or going off the walls because you're not average, mediocre, or just "another regular joe".