Or, rather, WWMKD ("What Would Mindy Kaling Do?") -- the answer, which I've found upon some Googling, is this:
"I love women who are bosses and who don’t constantly worry about what their employees think of them. I love women who don’t ask, 'Is that OK?' after everything they say. I love when women are courageous in the face of unthinkable circumstances, like my mother when she was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. Or like Gabrielle Giffords writing editorials for the New York Times about the cowardice of Congress regarding gun laws and using phrases like 'mark my words' like she is Clint Eastwood. How many women say stuff like that?"So... it's nice to be liked, but it's not so nice to get walked all over. Time to grow some thicker skin.