Resting Bitch Face

noun

(typically with reference to a woman) a sullen or scowling expression attributed to or unconsciously adopted by a person when in repose.      
“she has taken flack for what some have called her resting bitch face”
 
  1. You’re constantly having to defend yourself.  Yes I’m perfectly happy, no I’m not pissed off, I’m not about to murder anyone – THIS IS MY FACE.  However people will still keep asking, if you’re sure you’re not annoyed, or have they done something to annoy you? It eventually gets to the point where if they don’t stop asking, you will be actually annoyed and then they will be subjected to actual bitch face which is approximately 3789650 times worse
  2. You struggle to make friends because people take one look at you and think you’re unapproachable because you have “that look” about you.  I’m a nice person, I swear, my face just doesn’t reflect that!
  3. You can be having the best day in the world – lie in, promotion, given a kitten, payday and birthday all at once and your face will show NONE OF THIS making people assume that nothing in life will ever make you happy
  4. “Resting bitch face” becoming an acknowledged term was a turning point for you.  You could now explain to people using an actual term that they knew of that you weren’t pissed off, it was just how your face is
  5. Someone saying you have “perfect bitch face” is a genuine compliment after a while
  6. People constantly telling you to smile.  Or cheer up.  You’re smiling on the inside, what’s their problem?!
  7. Your friends will suddenly feel comfortable enough to say “oh my god I thought you were such a bitch when I first saw you!” And you then have an internal battle of biting your tongue and smiling, or calling them out on it.  Your tongue subsequently has near permanent teeth marks in it.
  8. When you genuinely smile and then go back to normal, you have to be careful to not let your face drop too quickly or people will assume it was a fake smile.  But you can’t sit grinning for too long or they’ll also assume it was fake.  What is the correct “face drop” speed?!
  9. When you actually are annoyed you feel like you have to put a bit of extra effort in so people will believe it, rather than just thinking you’re having a bitch face day
  10. Having to constantly reassure people you’re not judging them, your face just can’t help it and the chances are you haven’t even noticed them properly yet
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