When you see a box, do you see its contents? Not unless its transparent you begin to shake it and wonder what’s in it, but until you have opened it, you will never know what’s in it.
This is how life is to be honest. People who know your life have actually opened your box to find out who you really are but then there are also those who want to find out but can’t because they are denied access.
These people eventually either end up disliking you or believe the negatives that people dwell on about you. There is however no solution other than to stay true to yourself and allow those who dwell on negatives to continue to be naïve.
In the end, you know who you truly are and what you stand for. Until you’ve granted access to someone to know you personally, their perceptions and opinions are just theirs and should nothing short of vague to you.