Let us look at the factors that influence the reaction of people to recognition and rejection.
People may have built a strong self-confidence and perhaps also a strong consciousness. With a strong self-confidence people are able to be autonomous, and don’t have to be dependent on recognition or they don’t have to be sensitive to rejection. With a strong consciousness people know when they can afford themselves to be receptive for recognition, and when to neglect or block rejection.
People with a low self-confidence are dependent on recognition and connection, and they are very sensitive for rejection. With a strong consciousness they could learn how to cope with these situations. This helps them to survive, but it would not be necessary if they would be self-confident.