In my youth and early teens, it would take a few days to gather myself back up.
I was the kid that wanted to be everybody's friend, the kid that wanted to be best buddies with everyone I came in contact with. I actually cared about that A LOT more than most people in my age group.
When a girl would reject me, I'd think about "why doesn't she like me? Am I not likable anymore? What can I do to get her to like me, since there MUST be a problem with what I am doing?"
Then ~age 16 up to today, my mentality shifted. NOW...if a girl didn't like me, SHE'S the one with the problem, not me.
Nowadays, I think, "She doesn't like me? What the f*ck is wrong with her? Does she not know a 'catch' when she sees one? If she doesn't notice that I'm a 'catch', then she's probably 'damaged goods' with psychological problems, which actually saves me a waste of time."
A rejection...i can get over in a few minutes now.
Talk about a 180 in mind process, right? I went to wanting to befriend EVERYONE...to seeing myself as a 'prize', and dismissing people that don't want me.
*brushes dirt off of shoulder*