Never mind the dinosaurs. Never accept their projections of you, get defensive and angry. It hurts you, and it almost starts start pseudo-proving their point, because that's the cycle of the gaslighting effect - but don't kill yourself defending yourself either. Facts are facts. Truth is truth. You know your truth.
Take it from someone who tried both ways and only got hurt bad. But no more. I now have a sense of self dignity and this is what I'll #riseabove with.