What would they say? What would they think? Putting criticism and negative words in the mouths of others before they even speak will be sure to give you stress, so why do it?
We constantly mispredict the emotional impact of things other people say, when the result afterwards usually boils down to: I’m better off having gone through this anyways.
Absorb critique, befriend discomfort, and be empathetic to the situations of others so that you can continue doing what you set out to do.