Do you go by your given name, or do you go by a nickname? Poll is over to the right. [Poll closed; see results below.]
I put the "some of both" option in there for if, for example, people at work and some of your friends/family call you Nicole but other of your friends/family call you Nicki, and you answer to both, and you might introduce yourself as either one. You don't have to count it as "going by a nickname" if, for example, your dad calls you Muffin and your husband calls you Sweetheart and your best friend calls you Sippy, but all your other friends and family and coworkers call you Nicole, and you introduce yourself as Nicole. That counts as going by your given name.
There's a lot of grey area here, and some of us will have to kind of guess. Like, what if your whole family calls you Sippy, but everyone else calls you Nicole and no one has ever called you Nicki? One way to test it is to think, if your name is Nicole, "Do I object to people calling me Nicki?" or if your name is Jennifer, "Do I correct people who call me Jen or Jenny?" If yes, then you go by your given name even if your family has a special non-name-related nickname for you. If no, then you're some of both.
Poll results (376 votes total):
Given name: 231 votes, roughly 61%
Nickname: 56 votes, roughly 15%
Both: 89 votes, roughly 24%
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