Have Resting B*tch Face Could Make You A Better Human Being

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From ELLE UK

Resting b*tch face, or RBF for short, is kind of self-explanatory.

Also, if you have it, you know you have it.

And you are in fantastic company.

Because you will get questions like this, all the time:

Are you feeling alright?

What's wrong?

Why do you hate me?

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Then, after a few months of knowing you with a few margaritas down your throat, your new friend will lean in and say something to the effect of, 'When I first met you I thought you were such a bitch.'

Sound familiar?

If so, good news!

According to Rene Paulson, this life-changing disease (kind of), actually makes you a better communicator.

Yes, better.

She quotes a real-life doctor, Dr. Lund, as saying 'instead of communicating to be understood you have to communicate to not be misunderstood.'

i.e., to be a better communicator you have to be assuming people cannot read you, thus you want to give them as many clues as possible.

Chronic sufferers of RBF live their entire lives constantly assuming they are being misunderstood.

Paulson concludes, 'Women used to being constantly misunderstood focus more on the words someone says, rather than their tone, body cues, or facial expressions, ensuring a more effective flow of information between both parties.'

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Finally, an upside to this debilitating ailment.

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