People always describe me as "nice, sweet, cute"
If could be an animal, my friends would always liken me to a lamb or a doe.
I always get perceived to be younger. I am in my early twenties, and many people have told me I look sixteen
The one that I dislike the most is that some would go far as to say that I look vulnerable or afraid (even though I do not feel that way, well sometimes anyway)
I have actually tried to change this perception of me because I want to be perceived as a strong, confident woman, and not a passive fearful woman. Sometimes at work I feel like I am not being treated seriously because of this image that I have. I tried changing my body language--talking more loudly, dressing older, making eye contact, etc.
No matter what I do it doesn't seem to work. What can I do?