I have an inviting/engaging smile, or so I have been told by a handful of people…mostly people evaluating some sort of teaching performance.
One teacher of mine accused me of using a smile as a mask for fear once. I think I trust that majority rules on this one. If most people (even people who do not know me well enough to know that I am smiley–my supervisor today) don’t assume I’m a scaredy cat, I’d say he was wrong and I can move on.
This is a liberating moment. 🙂