This is less of a question about how others perceive you, and how you perceive yourself, based on things I've noticed about myself since I started down my path. When you began practising in earnest (assuming you haven't been at it since childhood lol), did you notice any differences in how you feel? Before I started practicing, I was very socially anxious, had bouts of what I now recognise as depression, was very very nervous about taking up anyone else's time or being a "bother". But, since I actually started working with the Craft, I feel... It's hard to choose a word, but I think maybe "formidable"? I feel powerful, confident, and infinitely more competent. I feel like there's this enormous well of energy under my skin, burning away any previous nerves or low self esteem! Along with this, I feel like my emotions in general are heightened? It's much harder to keep my cool than it used to be, things regularly move me to tears where before I never cried at anything but personal tragedy, I feel wildly vengeful and find myself much happier and more content with much less provocation. So, I was wondering if this happens to other people, or if it's all psychosomatic or something lol, which is always a possibility!