Unless you make them yours, of course. But even if you do, I invite you to consider these two questions:
- what makes “their” opinion so important to you?
- What does “their” validation or rejection mean to you?
Good luck answering these because once you do, you’ll never be the same person again.
As for me, I realized a long time ago that other people’s opinions about me are their effing problem. Not mine. The only opinion that really counts is the one I have about myself and those whose opinion “I” seek (the solicited ones).