People tend to think of me as being small.
A gnat is a small flying insect.
However I can be confused with an imaginary large being.
Sounds like a nat, a spirit worshipped in Myanmar, of which there are 37 Great Nats.
It has been said a saint got me right between the eyes, perhaps, next to America.
Ignatius - the Saint, has gnat between two i's, next to the US. Credit to Stiv for this.
I persistently worry when I move about the snake's head.
angst - constant worry, includes snake's head in my anagram.
In the West, I am a wealthy and influential businessman.
magnate - gnat inside Mae (West) the actress.
In the mysterious East, I become dull.
stagnate - to become dull, is mixed East & gnat.
Whenever I enter a city in São Paulo, I am reminded of the French Revolution.
assignats - paper money issued during the French Revolution. Gnat in Assis, a city in São Paulo.
Whenever I come back, there is a very strong smell.
tang - (gnat reversed) is a refreshingly sharp aroma or flavor.
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