Ever been having a great day and been told you look down in the dumps? Are you glanced at fearfully by friends and colleagues like you're about to chew their arms off? You may have Resting Bitch Face - yes, it's a THING.
According to scientists, the "resting bitch face condition" - We love that it's considered a "condition" - has absolutely nothing to do with physiology but more to do with social norms.
Scientists believe that individuals with severe or serious resting faces like Victoria Beckham and Kanye West have their facial expressions misinterpreted by others as "contempt."
When behavioural researchers at Noldus Information Technology used a tool called FaceReader to analyse facial expressions, they found that the difference between expressions on resting bitch faces and expressionless faces are subtle but simply register in our brains as a distinct emotion, hence our interpretation of negative facial expressions.
Scroll through our gallery to see examples of resting bitch faces!
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