Called “Resting B**** Face” (RBF), the phenomenon is characterized by the lack of a smile and expression of contempt, superiority, and irritation.
That got The Motley Monk to thinking:
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However, females exhibiting RBF register 200% more measurable emotion, most of it being contempt, namely, “the feeling that something is worthless or deserving of scorn.”
[T]here’s something that is unconsciously showing up on people’s faces when people think they are just being neutral
Just being neutral? Or, is RBF natural—“really nothing”—as some claim?
In contrast to Macbeth’s evidence, The Motley Monk has been on the receiving end of plenty of RBFs over the decades. However, it wasn’t “resting” but “active.”
Some husbands The Motley Monk polled this morning seem to have experienced and know this phenomenon quite well. After describing their experiences, most responded to The Motley Monk’s inquiry about how RBF might be both active and intentional:
You might say that. But, as for myself, I couldn’t possibly comment.
Let the discussion begin…
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