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Chronic Bitchface

Chronic B*tchface Syndrome — True or Terrible?

I've been told by passerby to "smile!" more than once, but it's always when I'm actually upset. So I have mixed feelings about this image and term coinage. Yes, some people appear chronically mean or miserable when they're actually quite pleasant, but I wouldn't say the glass-wearing, librarian-type should be its poster girl. In fact, if anything b*tchface conjures up images of Mean Girls lookalikes who are actually quite nice. Besides, aren't all librarians sex addicts? What would you say — is it totally true or terribly stereotypical?

Photo by Kris Atomic

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d4d d4d 4 years
When I was in college, this guy kept bothering me in class about looking sad or serious all the time . So finely I started smiling like crazy, and I pulled a muscle in my face. It got stuck in some contorted expression (one eyebrow up, my both pulled to one side), I looked demented! Now I just except it. True story
gingirl gingirl 4 years
I get this a lot. Or people tell me to sound more enthusiastic. I'm sorry, so I need to smile like a maniac and say whatever you want to hear in a more upbeat tone? Yea, no. This is just how my face is! It hurst to smile all the time like that!
Natalie-Love Natalie-Love 4 years
I have a friend with that! But instead of bitch face, everyone thinks she's always depressed. When she talks she's always so upbeat, but when she sits there thinking about something, she looks so sad she's going to cry! But she actually is just thinking. I went to high school with her, and teachers would constantly send her to the guidance office, and ask her after class if she was alright. Must have been annoying. I don't think I usually have it, but when I am alone on a dark street I put on my most cold "Don't mess with me" facial expression. Hahaha....
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 4 years
It's funny that this is up. I totally have chronic bitch face syndrome and I just spent nearly an hour defending myself to a total stranger while enjoying a drink because he wouldn't stop telling me to smile more. I just don't feel like if I walk around with a constant giant smile on my face that I will look normal. I mean, who the hell is CONSTANTLY smiling? I'm not going to sit there grinning like a weirdo when I'm thinking about something that doesn't require me to smile.
Burkina Burkina 4 years
spacekatgal this is the blog of the illustrators http://blog.krisatomic.com/?p=1617
Burkina Burkina 4 years
I was just talking about this. I'm a serious person, but generally happy. Everyone is always telling me to cheer up and that I look very sad. Thats just how my face is. Large, round eyes is to blame.
le-romantique le-romantique 4 years
LOL the Bitch Face... 90% of women seem to have it around here where I live.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 4 years
People are always telling me to smile when I'm actually happy. I've had friends tell me that when I'm not smiling I looked pissed off and disinterested. Nothing I can do about that though.
Pistil Pistil 4 years
I tend to smile and laugh a lot when actually interacting with people, but when I'm zoned out or focused on something else, yeah, I get bitchface, especially since glasses=serious business.
neonbee neonbee 4 years
I saw this on tumblr yesterday and it just made me laugh because it reminds me of myself. I don't know why, but sometimes my friends think I'm in a bad mood even though I'm really not. Everyone keeps on telling me to cheer up. =S
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 4 years
Mark Wahlberg's wife is the queen of bitchface:
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