I have often heard from colleagues that other people are afraid of me because I look mean or pissed off. People say they are are surprised when they see others laughing with me. Partly I am ok with that because, well, there are some folks I just as soon not engage with, but maybe I need to be conscious of my facial expressions.
I went on this website where they use software to analyze a photo of you to determine if you are a sufferer of Resting Bitch Face (RBF) – sorry for the gender attachment, I didn’t make it up, although I have heard it also expressed as RDF… meaning Resting Dick Face.
Anyway, here is what kind of got me thinking more about the possibility that I suffer from RBF. The other day one of my favorite students wanted a photo with me. I was really happy to be in the photo with her. I love this student and I gave it my best camera smile…
Now, I kind of felt that I could even have smiled bigger, so they took a 2nd photo…
I think we’d all agree, I nailed it, right???
So, I sent the first photo in for the RBF exam because, well, I guess I was resting in that one, not trying so hard to grin.
Here are the results…
Disgusted!!!! It says I look disgusted and I was trying to smile my ass off!!!!!! I was darn happy at that moment. I should have taken a selfie the moment I read my results and sent that in for their lame-ass analysis. They disgust me.
But, it also said I was between the ages of 45 and 55 – but I am actually 66.
So, what I conclude from all this:
- Maybe I should start taking smiling lessons. I think my family and friends would support that idea.
- Smiling a lot can really age you. A disgusted look delays the wrinkles. Queen Elizabeth also has been identified as a classic RBF’er and I think she looks really good for her age.