When someone tries to twist your words, change your meanings, or restate your intentions, it can be very confusing to you if you know your hands are clean.
Why would someone want to slander you? Who knows? He may envy you because of your accomplishments; he may be frustrated over his own failures; or he may simply be an unhappy person who is consumed by Schadenfreude. But whatever his reasons, the moment you begin analyzing your critic’s problem, you’ve already taken a step in the wrong direction.
It’s best just to recognize that it’s your detractor’s problem, not yours. Then simply ignore his remarks and move on with your life.