If you've ever been told by a complete stranger to cheer up when you're feeling perfectly fine, you most likely suffer from Resting Bitch Face, or RBF.
Earlier this week, renowned statistician Rene Paulson said she believed that women who generally looked sullen or downcast without meaning to were actually better communicators.
Us RBF-sufferers must "quickly learn how to communicate and also hone a finely-tuned awareness of both our own emotions and the emotions of those around us," she explained.
That's all well and good, but there are still a LOT of day-to-day downsides of having a Resting Bitch Face. Like the following…
1. People constantly asking if you're angry with them
Even when you're TRYING to smile.
2. Making a terrible first impression
"Wow, I thought you were a total bitch when I first met you, but you're actually lovely!"
3. Always having to be "on" when you meet new people
Which means forcing yourself to smile and be *shudder* …perky.
4. Hearing "Smile love, it might never happen!" at least once a day
5. Always looking awful in candid photos
They're the devil.
6. Catching a glimpse of yourself in the mirror unawares and getting a heart attack
"Who's that goblin-faced woman looking like she wants to kill someone? Oh…"
7. Trying to do 'sexy photo pout' and ending up with 'bitchy snarl'
You've ruined many a group shot.
8. Attempting a smile for the camera and looking completely manic
Showing all your teeth at once is never a good look, btw.
9. Spontaneous jokes never working because people can't tell if you're being serious or not
Even though you TRIED to smile… a little.
10. Always being told that your spirit animal is a cat
People says it's because you have nice eyes, but you know it's because of the mutual bitchiness.