otherwise it doesn't bother me all that much.
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Over the internet? Not in the slightest.
In my daily face-to-face interactions with strangers? A lot. The thought of making a negative impression on even the random cashier or the person who happened to be my waiter is a slightly panic-inducing thought. It's probably why I avoid social interaction with strangers. Weirdly enough, the closer I am with someone, the less I care about what they think of me. I figure it's because if I've managed to get close with someone, I've passed the weirdness test and been deemed acceptable. But, with strangers, you never know.
I'm not sure why I'm so caught up on trying to make a positive impression on people who will, in all likelihood, be inconsequential to my life. It's a tendency I'm trying very hard to curb.