Recently, I landed a great position in a well-known company. Normally, I am a shy and low-key person, yet I had too much alcohol at the company‘s dinner party. As a matter of fact, everyone was totally drunk, but I am the new person, and I didn‘t want to give a wrong impression.
Following up with people, I didn‘t get any negative vibe; the opposite was true. People were very friendly and sweet towards me, telling me they loved my vibe and asking if I arrived home safe.
Yet, I don‘t want to allow gossip to evolve (I mean, can anyone avoid that, really?) So, now I feel a bit embarrassed that I let myself get drunk, and I am concerned if this will have any side-effect on my reputation. I normally don‘t drink at all (that‘s why I got so drunk on a couple of cocktails), but I know I should have known better, and that was not the place for me to get drunk.
Before I beat myself up too much, I‘d like your thoughts on this. How do I deal with this in the future and not give anyone reason to gossip about me?