Or, as it is sometimes called, bitchy resting face."When I’m neutral, I look really mean — thanks mom and dad! And I would say, 'No I feel fine.'"This is a real thing; some people were consistently rated by test subjects as either angry or happy.
The naturally angry-looking people were rated less trustworthy, while the happy-looking people were given the benefit of the doubt.
This is where a character is shown to have a very scary, thuggish face — mostly for comedic purposes.
There's not much to getting past this one except more practice with social and conversation skills so you feel more comfortable in their presence.
"We are, at best, very weak at being able to guess things about people from their faces," Christopher Olivola, who researches the psychology of human decision making at Carnegie Mellon University, told TODAY.
"The problem is, once we see a person's face, we put so much weight on that cue that we end up ignoring other, more useful pieces of information."In a recent study in the journal "Trends in Cognitive Science," Olivola and two Princeton University researchers looked at how people judge others based on facial features.
They may even reluctantly become a thug because everyone assumes they are one already.
Very frequently overlaps with Dark Is Not Evil, since darkness and fear factor are synonymous in aesthetics.