Being a human with a brain is hard.
If you’re not struggling with how to walk and drink from a bottle at the same time (oh, is that just me?), you’re constantly juggling about five million different thought functions at any one time – from breathing, to remembering to return that call, to trying to finish that task while also trying to pay that bill, to pretending that you know there are five million different thought functions.
Just existing every day is so freaking exhausting, it’s no wonder Official Science People have recently become aware of the phenomenon of ‘Resting Faces’. A ‘Resting Face’ is the expression your face automatically falls into when you’re not concentrating on making another face. It’s basically your neutral face; the face you make when your brain needs a break from remembering to make your face look pleasant.
The first Resting Face discovered was the Bitchy Resting Face but since then, many more people have come forward with their own Resting Face versions. And now, after much Science-based research (looking on the internet) and peer-reviewed study (talking to my friends over a box of wine), I’ve been able to pinpoint the 6 most common Resting Faces.
Don’t worry, everybody is represented on this list because science:
1. Bitchy Resting Face
Also known as The ‘You should smile more!’ Face, BRF is the original of all the Resting Faces.
How to know if you have it:
If people are constantly asking you what they’ve ‘done wrong’, it’s probably because your face currently looks like you want to punch them in the boob and/or balls. Try smiling, but avoid looking like you’re in pain while you do it.