I'm trying my best to not reflexively go into complete self-defense mode, but that's been my instinctual reaction to a couple of the anonymous comments. It really bothers me when people who have never read a single entry on my LJ page randomly come across a post I've made and make comments that imply certain judgments about me.
Ugh. Just another reason how I understand why so many people -- even those who do their best to mask their identity -- either completely friends lock their LJ or moderate/ban anonymous commenting.
I think the moral of this story is that I'm the one that needs to "grow a set." :-)