As humans we tend to get caught up in what everyone else thinks or says about us and because of that, we develop a fear of saying or doing anything.
What we need to realize is that we are individuals, and we will not be everyone's cup of tea; and that's ok!
As long as you stay true to who you are and show your true authentic self, what others may think about you is none of your business.
"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." - John Wooden