Having a resting bitch face is NOT easy. It can often give people the wrong impression. Find out if the girl you want is actually a bitch or not.
If you’ve ever seen someone with resting bitch face, chances are you probably didn’t even know it. Instead, you probably thought of them as a bitch. They just looked like they were pissed off at the world. The trouble with this is that they could’ve been the nicest person and you would never even know it.
It can be a real problem when you judge someone based on their expression. You may think a girl is really attractive only to be driven off by her resting bitch face. Many women who have this look really intimidating. Therefore, you have to know how to judge if she’s actually a bitch or if it’s just her face.
What is resting bitch face?
If you’re not aware of what this looks like, it won’t be hard to explain. The name itself explains it perfectly well. This facial expression isn’t really an expression at all. It’s when someone looks like they’re angry or upset when really, they could feel any other emotion. Their face is actually just relaxed.
A resting bitch face – or RBF – is just when someone’s neutral expression actually makes them look super mean or angry. You can see the trouble with this. A person can feel completely content but look like they’re waging a war in their mind. [Read: 29 things women do that prove they’re crazy]
How to tell if it’s just resting bitch face or if she’s actually a bitch
The thing about RBF is that you can never really tell. Unless you talk to the girl, you won’t know if she’s truly a bitch or if her face just looks like that. This can be a problem when it comes to approaching people.
You may not walk up to an attractive girl because you fear she’s a bitch just by the look on her face. Knowing how to tell if she’s actually a bitch or if it’s just RBF can open up new opportunities for you. Here’s how to tell if her face might just be betraying her.
She’s actually a bitch
#1 You hear her make rude comments about or to people. If you’re observing someone from afar, this can be a little trickier. However, if you’re able to get up close to them and overhear how they talk to or about people, then you can see if she’s a bitch or not.
If you hear her being rude to people or making mean comments, she’s definitely a bitch. Her face has nothing to do with what she says. So if she’s acting rude, she must be. [Read: 15 ways to spot a selfish person right away]
#2 She turns away when you wave and smile. This is definitely rude and something bitches tend to do. If she just turns away from you when you’re smiling and being friendly, it shows she’s a bitch.
Most people at least acknowledge when someone is trying to get their attention. Even if she’s not interested, it’s still polite to smile before turning away. This lets you know if she’s truly just a bitch.
#3 She ignores you when you try to talk to her. Now, this may not have much to do with her being bitch. Some people are just shy. However, if she’s blatantly ignoring you and turning up her nose, she’s probably a bitch. Normal people are at least considerate and respond. [Read: 10 credible explanations for why she’s ignoring you]
#4 She’s gossiping with her friends. If you can get close enough to overhear her conversation, listen close for gossiping. Now, there’s good and bad gossiping so pay attention. If she and her friends are dissing other people or making fun of them, she’s definitely just a bitch and it’s not only her face.
#5 She’s openly sneering at people. When someone doesn’t even care if they’re sneering at others, they’re a bitch. It’s just respectful to treat others equally. Therefore, if she’s donning a bitchy face and also acting in this way, she probably is really a bitch. Steer clear of her. [Read: 25 early warning signs of toxic people to look out for]
It’s just resting bitch face
#1 She smiles back at you. The great thing about RBF is that you’ll know easily if that’s the case when she smiles. The smallest upward tug of her lips will basically erase the sour expression no matter what. If she’s also smiling back at you, it means she’s at the very least polite. [Read: How to make a girl laugh, smile, and like you instantly]
#2 You see her expression change a lot when she talks. If you’re close enough to see her talking, pay attention to her expressions. People who have resting bitch face will look like they’re changing expressions often.
When she looks like a bitch one minute but her face completely changes when she talks, it’s just her face. So long as she’s not acting in any of the above ways, it’s just her face betraying her true kind nature.
#3 She’s deep in thought or even reading. A lot of places you might observe someone with resting bitch face are where they’re all alone. This could be on the subway, in line at a coffee shop, or even sitting on a bench at the park.
If she’s all alone and staring off into space or even deeply engrossed in a book, her RBF may be prominent. If you see someone looking bitchy while also being lost in thought, it’s just her face. [Read: 15 reasons a smart girl is the best girl]
#4 She returns your wave warmly. If you’re wondering if a girl is a bitch or if it’s just her face, wave at her when she catches your eye. The way she responds can help you decipher how she acts. If she waves back and dons a smile, then she’s probably not a bitch.
#5 Her other body language is relaxed. Someone who’s actually a bitch will likely be a little tense and her body language will reflect disdain. If it’s just a girl’s resting bitch face, the rest of her body will be relaxed and happy. So don’t just look at her face! Take in her demeanor to see her true nature. [Read: 15 body language cues a girl gives away if she likes you]
#6 Her face looks relaxed – even though it looks bitchy. The thing about a resting bitch face is that it’s actually relaxed. It’s in a resting position. It just so happens that it’s an unpleasant appearance.
If her face still looks relaxed even though it seems bitchy, the woman probably just has RBF. Pay attention to her lips and eyebrows to see if they’re relaxed or not in this case.
#7 She’s polite. Bitches just aren’t polite. They walk around with their nose in the air and truthfully, you can tell. If someone still looks like they’re a bitch from the expression on their face but still act polite, then it must just be her face. [Read: 12 ways to tell if she’s flirting or just being polite]
#8 She can look happy the second she smiles. When someone is a bitch, putting on a smile doesn’t really change the overall expression. You can still see the bitch in her face. Therefore, if she looks like a bitch but then smiles and it changes everything, it’s probably just RBF. It’ll be safe to approach.
Knowing when a girl is actually bitchy or if it’s just her resting bitch face can help you decide to approach her. Don’t make the mistake of thinking she’s a bitch when her face is only betraying her actual content.
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