The way others perceive me isn’t my responsibility. Sure, who I am, what I do and the impact I have on others is important, but in the end, that only determines how I come across and not how other people perceive that.
How other perceive me also depends on things that I cannot control. It can depend, for example, on their mood, their life experiences, the type of people they are used to hanging out with, etc. There’s a ton of things about other people that I have nothing to do with. More importantly, other people don’t know me as well as I do, so the way they perceive me only depends on what they see and how they see it.
This is why I cannot let others’ perception of me define who I am. If I’m comfortable with who I am, do good and am happy with what I do, then what’s to worry?