July 19, 2014


I have a bitchy resting face. I have probably always had one. I have been aware of it since I was in college.

I started to realize it when I realized how often people ask me if I'm okay, or if I'm upset. Also people will people just come up to me and say "SMILE!!"

Really, I do feel happy most of the time. My face just doesn't seem to rest in a smile. See below. In this photo I was showing my mom how much I loved my new haircut. My relaxed face betrays how happy I am about my hair.

See how happy, and thrilled I look? Nope. That face is pure bitch.

 According to Urban Dictionary, Bitchy Resting Face can be defined as:

"When a woman's default, or neutral, facial expression is rather bitchy and mean looking in nature. She can be happy, nice and even in a great mood, but she'll still have that look. They can't help it.

People would usually think that women with the BRF syndrome hate them or something, even though they don't. So don't ever think that - 99% of them may love you even."

(PS: Men can suffer from this too).
Do you suffer from Bitchy Resting Face? If you do, know that you are not alone. Please feel free to share any BRF experiences. We are all in this together.

** This post was written because I stumbled upon the video and remembered how funny it is. I do have a BRF, but this not a serious condition, and meant only to poke fun.


  1. This had me cracking up! I also suffer from BRF (or as I sometimes call it-barf). I have been told by countless people that before they got to know me they thought I was intimidating and bitchy. Thanks face.

  2. Yes indeed! I too have BRF Syndrome and realized it in college as well. I just look plain ol' mean most times. But, I have learned to smile a lot and often as it is helpful for the soul and countenance.

    This is why it is important to never judge a book...

    Visiting from SITS.

    1. It is. I've realized that if I make the conscious effort to smile, people respond much better to me. You are so right about it being helpful for the soul.

      Thanks for visiting! :)

  3. I do too! People are always telling me to smile and yet I feel happy. I try to smile all the time just so I don't have to hear people say smile or ask me what is wrong.

    1. I try to do it more too... but it just feels so unnatural!

  4. I have a sad resting face...People are always asking me if I'm o.k or What's wrong. I can't walk around with a smile on my face 24/7...I am a happy person but don't always feel like having a big smile on my face, lol

  5. I have the same thing! People always call me sourpuss, or grouchy, or think I'm not having fun. I can't help it that my brows naturally furrow!


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