The Science Behind Resting Bitch Face

February 11, 2016 in Daily Bulletin

RBF StewartMaddison Connaughton was told she has “Resting Bitch Face” or RBF. She turned to science to see if there was a cure:

  • Victoria Beckham, Kristen Stewart, and Kanye West are among the celebrities that are thought to have RBF.
  • Scientists did a facial expression analysis of celebrities like the ones above and compared it to “normal” faces. They found that those that have RBF have resting faces that score as being composed of 5.76% contempt.
  • The percentage is incredibly small – but the human brain is trained to pick up on subtle differences and even a look of 5.76% contempt is enough to trigger a feeling of discomfort in many that interact with people that have RBF.
Read Connaughton’s reaction to the findings and other details here
Source: Vice