So it's mid-year evaluation time! I pride myself on my work and all that I can accomplish. However, my current evaluations are not on my work effort, but on my communication styles. I'm a bit of perfectionist, so I long to fix it. A former colleague from my past is now my direct supervisor. During our last employment together, I was under a super demanding, inconsistent boss. It was public knowledge that though we were chummy in person, our private conversations were brutal. This has followed me 6 years down my career. My new boss is in the same friend circle as my previous boss and I see that she has heard of this. I feel like she walks on eggshells with me. Admittedly, though I've grown, I'm still known to voice my disagreement with management. I believe I do this in a respectful way, yet on my last evaluation she admitted that she felt apprehensive to give me any assignments or feedback as she does not know how I'm going to take it, though we have never had any issues. I do not know how to break this perception of myself or even address the issue without being seen as aggressive.