Your mien is how you present yourself, the impression you make. It's best to keep a low profile but a dignified mien.

The source of the word mien is not completely clear, but it does involve a French word for "facial expression." A person's mien is a look or quality that tells a lot about their personalities or temperaments. A person with a cheerful mien probably radiates happiness and energy, while someone with a serious mien may have an air of being lost in thought.

Definitions of mien
  1. noun
    a person's appearance, manner, or demeanor
    synonyms: bearing, comportment, presence
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    dignity, gravitas, lordliness
    formality in bearing and appearance
    type of:
    manner, personal manner
    a way of acting or behaving
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