I was recently informed that because I’m quiet at work that some of my coworkers think I’m stupid or slow. I know that I am neither. They really do not know me on a personal level. They just judge me which makes me feel intimidated by them. I am shy, but I try to work with integrity and get the job done to the best of my abilities. I feel like no matter what I do I will have this stereotype with them. It’s honestly hurtful and frustrating. Any positive words or encouragement would help right now. Sometimes I worry that maybe they’re right, maybe I am stupid.