"I can’t control your behavior; nor do I want that burden… but I will not apologize for refusing to be disrespected, to be lied to, or to be mistreated. I have standards; step up or step out." - Steve Maraboli WELL SAID.
Even though this is coming from Frank Lucas it is the truth. I often think this about people who behave this way.what are you trying to prove? Confidence is silent while insecurities scream for attention.
When someone gossips about you, it's possible that they have some resentment towards you but do not have the courage to confront you face to face on the matter. It is also possible that the person is jealous. :) It's never a bad reflection on you ever!