Saturday, February 11, 2012
How Do You Look?
It's been a hectic couple weeks but one thing kept popping up. I came across a blog by a woman who said that when she was doing nothing in particular like shopping, her resting or neutral face looked angry or upset and people were always asking her if she was okay.
I couldn't believe the number of people who commented saying they had the same problem. Then I remembered a tv show I'd seen years ago on the same topic. The host asked people if they were aware of the type of look that was on their face when they were resting and not thinking about anything in particular.
I mentioned it to my daughter and she said her boyfriend had complained about the same problem.
Apparently all his life, people have thought he was upset or angry when he wasn't at all. It was just his facial expression when resting. He said it often made him seem confrontational and it made strangers defensive as if waiting for him to explode about something that bothered him. Over the years, he's become self conscious about it and always wonders what expression is on his face before he goes in to meet someone for the first time.
I hadn't thought about it before, do you know anyone with the problem?