Your eyes might deceive you, wise words from Obiwan Kenobi. In the world of science we keep an ongoing dialogue with nature, life and existence. The data never lies, but our interpretations might. The same thing goes with communication, I might know what I am communicating but I have no clue what other people will be hearing. But I used to think that if I smile, people will probably know what is going on. It might not be as simple as that.
A bit more than a year ago a publication showed that we interpret facial expressions different in Asia and
This also explains differences in emoticon language.
Where a Westerner writes :D and : (
thus using the mouth to convey feelings,
Asians write ^_^ and T_T
ignoring the mouth and using the eyes to communicate emotion.