I'm pretty sure that a couple of people kinda assume that I'm a snob. But actually - I think people are thinking that "now" rather than when I was in HS. When I was in HS, I think everyone knew that I was just painfully shy. & They all would make comments about it, just to make worse for me.
But now - I don't get red in the face, I don't have a fear to speak or anything like that. I'm still very anxious inside but it doesn't show. So I fail to speak up or talk to anyone, I appear very snobbish.
But honestly - I seem to be in the minority here - but I'd rather be thought of as a snob & confident, than a shy person who is handicapped in the relationship department.