Ooh baby. This is the big one. Bigger than the fear of death. Bigger than the fear of physical harm.
Getting caste out. Ostracized. Disliked. Dis-loved.
Or just dissed.
Rejection can hurt as bad or even worse than physical pain.
Rejection can keep you in a hole, in a cave of your own making, in a prison.
It’s a trap!
But, hey, fuck other people’s fucking opinions.
You may come up with some misfires before you actually get the important aspects of this project done.. Persevere. It’s not personal. You might have to learn by falling down first. People might not like your idea. People might not like you.
If you believe in your work you can withstand being misunderstood.