A STUDY has revealed what causes “resting bitch face” – and it proves that men are just as likely to have it as women.
It’s affected celebs from Victoria Beckham to Anna Kendrick and causes their natural facial expression to look angry when they actually aren’t.
According to a study, Resting Bitch Face, or cutesy called RBF, there’s a reason we have this face and it’s not because we’re mad and guess what — apparently it’s just as common in dudes as it is in us ladies. It’s just that we’re more used to and conditioned to over analyse and be critical of women’s faces.
“Behavioral researchers Jason Rogers and Abbe Macbeth of Noldus Information Technology used Facereader, which maps 500 points on the face and assigns an emotion to them – either happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, disgust, contempt, or neutral,” the study states.
“Referencing Hollywood actress Anna Kendrick, MacBeth told the Washington Post: “When she was younger, directors would say, ‘Why don’t you smile more, you need to smile more, you don’t seem like you’re very happy.’”
She added, “That’s something that’s expected from women far more than it’s expected from men, and there’s a lot of anecdotal articles and scientific literature on that. So RBF isn’t necessarily something that occurs more in women, but we’re more attuned to notice it in women because women have more pressure on them to be happy and smiley and to get along with others.”