Originally Posted by learninginTN
I guess I'm having trouble discerning that fine line between wanting to seem eager yet not TOO eager.
I think that your real self is always shining through.
You can fool people for a while, but if you're needy, it will become obvious no matter how much you try to pretend otherwise. Conversely, if you're not needy you can do stuff that would normally be perceived as needy and get away with it, because you're not doing it from a place of neediness.
You're only short on confidence here because you're out of practice. Leap back on the horse a few times and you'll be fine