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Today I was reminded of a unique phenomenon we call "resting bitch face" in English. I'm not sure if this expression is used in Russian, but it refers to people (mostly women) who always have an angry, annoyed or irritated expression on their face. The expression does not always correlate with the emotions of the particular moment, and there have been some psychological and physiological studies to determine whether resting bitch face is genetically inherent, or whether it's a true reflection of a person's mood or personality. There has been no conclusive answer. :) Normally, I'm a very cheerful, smiley person but lately it seems I probably have this resting bitch face expression too often. Do you know women, or men, who always have this look of displeasure or irritation on their face? There are several female celebrities who have notably been diagnosed as having resting bitch face - Kristen Stewart, Anna Kendrick, Victoria Beckham. Just look at photos of them online, and you will see it's true! Personally, I could never date or constantly be around someone who always looks like a sour puss! :)) A nice smile is immediately inviting, while a look like this screams "stay away!"

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sergechel
Mar. 9th, 2016 05:46 pm (UTC)
Kristen Stewart got a "sad bitch face"
peacetraveler22
Mar. 9th, 2016 05:47 pm (UTC)
I think she's quite beautiful, and it seems plenty of men like bitches. :) Nice girls finish last.

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beloborodoff
Mar. 9th, 2016 05:48 pm (UTC)
Here in Russia we have different opinion about face expresions. Everyone has this resting bitch face. Smiling considering dull an unpolite almost like agresion. Dont smile to strangers in Russia ! Its dangerous.
peacetraveler22
Mar. 9th, 2016 05:49 pm (UTC)
Well, good point. I forgot that I'm writing for a mostly Russian audience. :)) So, this expression might seem normal to them, but not for an American. Smiling in Russia is not dangerous. I have survived three times there! But people will definitely look at you as an alien sometimes. :))
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moskitow
Mar. 9th, 2016 05:59 pm (UTC)
Once in a while I put on my "Russian face" and then my coworkers asking if something bad happened or if maybe I'm sick or something....
Sometimes you need this facial expression so people would leave you alone :)
peacetraveler22
Mar. 9th, 2016 06:03 pm (UTC)
:)) Good strategy!
Это мне знакомо:) - andrey_kaminsky - Mar. 10th, 2016 05:11 am (UTC) - Expand
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peacetraveler22
Mar. 9th, 2016 06:03 pm (UTC)
If you see a woman with this facial expression do you want to approach her? Yes, "resting bitch face" implies that the person has a bitchy disposition.
sergechel
Mar. 9th, 2016 06:07 pm (UTC)
peacetraveler22
Mar. 9th, 2016 07:25 pm (UTC)
The balloons brighten the photo and atmosphere. This expression looks sad to me, not bitchy. I think there's a subtle difference. :)
theodorexxx
Mar. 9th, 2016 06:12 pm (UTC)
ah yes i know that expression , it says "how dare you not to kneel before the queen!!!!11"
peacetraveler22
Mar. 9th, 2016 07:25 pm (UTC)
I don't behave as a queen or princess, and don't wish to be treated as such. Your other comment will go unanswered.
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theodorexxx
Mar. 9th, 2016 06:20 pm (UTC)
*related to your previous post*
How are you, a snow white who received an apple or a Bad Queen who gave the apple?

But Shannon, make no offence, I think you know you are "wide". In russia we call those women
" she is able to stop a stallion at full speed". I have to add - perhaps you can not only stop it but carry it a bit.
qi_tronic
Mar. 9th, 2016 06:43 pm (UTC)
I have :)

Maybe not always but often.
qi_tronic
Mar. 9th, 2016 06:49 pm (UTC)
I specially changed the pic in this comment.
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aavenger
Mar. 9th, 2016 07:16 pm (UTC)
Wanna compete this beauty and The Master? :))) Sound ON, please :)))



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peacetraveler22
Mar. 9th, 2016 07:21 pm (UTC)
I don't like cats! I think they are all bitchy and sneaky! :) My sister has two and they are always hissing at me, in a much more violent way than the beast in this video. :)) What is "The Master"?
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kremlin_curant
Mar. 9th, 2016 07:18 pm (UTC)
But why it "resting"?
The best resting place is your bed, not mentioning your graveside
peacetraveler22
Mar. 9th, 2016 07:21 pm (UTC)
Resting, because the expression stays the same. I guess the thought is that most people are still, and rarely move in their sleep. But I constantly toss and turn all night.
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elena_88888
Mar. 9th, 2016 07:48 pm (UTC)
Your expression is more...rich I would say...
In Russian I can remember the describing one only as for ex. "She is always displeased with everything"...
peacetraveler22
Mar. 9th, 2016 07:53 pm (UTC)
I know such people, but try to avoid them. They are so exhausting!
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sun_jr
Mar. 9th, 2016 07:55 pm (UTC)

My guess in Russian out will more like "ебало кирпичом". Sorry for swearing and, of course, nothing personal. :)

peacetraveler22
Mar. 9th, 2016 08:09 pm (UTC)
I cannot take it personally because I don't know these Russian words. :))
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rina_grant
Mar. 9th, 2016 08:06 pm (UTC)
We don't have a word for this even though we have _tons_ of constantly unhappy-looking bitches women. Especially among "educated" classes.

It's true that Russians don't smile a lot but a friendly person still looks friendly even when he/she isn't smiling.
peacetraveler22
Mar. 9th, 2016 08:10 pm (UTC)
Yes, a person can still put off a pleasant and inviting vibe without smiling. There are many factors to the equation. :)
xena_kost
Mar. 9th, 2016 09:30 pm (UTC)
Well, this face expression is very common among Russian speaking women. I hope you did not contract it via LJ communications)))
peacetraveler22
Mar. 9th, 2016 09:51 pm (UTC)
I don't think it's contagious! :)))
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piterburg
Mar. 9th, 2016 10:16 pm (UTC)
IMHO, resting bitch face is a good way for a woman to fend off unwanted male attention, or at least some of it that is fendable..:-)

There is also something called "bitch shield", have you heard this one?
peacetraveler22
Mar. 11th, 2016 01:40 pm (UTC)
Of course, females know all these tricks. :) But a lot of men are attracted to this bitchy personality over a nice one. They see the woman as more of a challenge. Something to "conquer" and "tame." :)
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