Whenever you are in someone’s presence, that person is telling themselves a story about you.
Whenever someone even thinks of you, they will project a story they perceive as coming from you.
It’s like seeing a movie. The movie makers had a story in mind to portray to you, to move you in certain ways. However, the story you actually tell yourself about the movie may be totally different. On many occasions I’ve seen the same “bloodletting” story used to make opposing points, as another example.
The story we’re told and the story we tell ourselves are two different things.
Interact with these things in mind.