X
X

Enter to win a hair treatment from Moroccanoil!

*By entering to win, you agree to receive future emails from Moroccanoil and SheFinds.

Style

What It Means If You Have Resting Bitch Face, According To Science

February 22, 2016 by Sara Alderman
shefinds | Style

Have you ever been told you have resting bitch face? Well, it actually isn’t a bad thing. Scientists just proved that RBF is, in fact, real, and it actually means you have more emotions than other people.

Abbe Macbeth and Jason Rogers from Noldus Information Technology, a company that creates software for observational and behavioral research, used FaceReader software to analyze the “IDGAF” expressions of Kristen Stewart, Kanye West and Anna Kendrick. They concluded that these celebrities were showing underlying emotions in their expressions that were not present in those who don’t have RBF.

 

Here’s how it works: the software determines the percentage of underlying emotion in a person’s face based on a neutral expression–no smiling! On average, a person who does not have RBF will register at 97% neutral on the software, with about 3% of underlying emotions (happy, sad, angry, etc.). However, those who have RBF may show up to 6% of underlying emotions, with the most popular being contempt.

But don’t worry just yet–having RBF doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t stand the world. Macbeth tells CNN, “Eastern European people are seen as very stoic and not showing a lot of emotion and … a lot of the people touted as having RBF are women.” So really, characteristics like gender and culture play a role here.

Want to know if you have RBF once and for all? Test your photo with the Noldus software here.

Don’t forget to check out: celebrities to follow on Snapchat and Cindy Crawford’s no-makeup selfie

[Photo: Splash News]

 

Tags:

News

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Style

Every Woman Should Own This $29 Date Night Dress--It's Comfortable And Cute

August 15, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Don't think twice.

Fashion

12 Easy Sunday Brunch Outfits That Are Totally Worth Instagramming

August 15, 2018 by Ella Cajayon
Drink your mimosas in style.

Fashion

These Flats Look Super Expensive—But Only Cost $25 At Target!

August 15, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We'll take every pair!

Style

SheFinds The Best: These Are The Best Lace Bralettes

August 14, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Buy them all!

Fashion

The Super Affordable Shoes Everyone Will Be Wearing This Fall

August 14, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Who's ready for fall?

Fashion

We Found The Most Flattering Nordstrom Dresses For Under $30

August 14, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We want them all!

Fashion

4 J.Crew Shopping Tricks That Will Change Your Life & Save You Money!

August 13, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
These are too good!

Fashion

The Unexpected Pants Trend That’s Going To Be Everywhere This Fall

August 13, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We're loving it!

Celebrity

The Super Flattering Top Celebrities Swear By Because It Goes With Everything

August 13, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It's so easy to wear!

Fashion

The 'Ugly' Denim Trend That’s Going To Be EVERYWHERE This Fall

August 12, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
There's no way this is real!

Fashion

This New Denim Trend Is SO Unexpected But They’re Selling Out Everywhere

August 11, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
They're super flattering!

Fashion

This $10 Nordstrom Rack Deal Is So Good--Don’t Miss It!

August 10, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It's currently 85% off!

Fashion

The Only Accessory You Need To Look *Instantly* Cooler

August 9, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
It's a serious game-changer!

Celebrity

The Super Flattering Leggings Celebrities Swear By For Under $25

August 9, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We want a pair!
LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS