Doesn't work. Others reactions are like water off a duck's back. It may make a bleep on my radar, but just as soon fade away. I'm a bit delusional about my own 'awsomeness', the only person who can crack my confidence/make me doubt myself....is me. I wish I worked via other's reactions to me, but, I don't.I can put pressure on myself by focusing on peoples reaction to my work. Then I'll slog through just to see the reaction. But that's me.
It's very hard to get me to take an insult personally. My immediate reaction is amusement and giddiness that I made *them* agitated enough to insult me...and, if anything, it motivates me to 'play' with them some more.