I found these couple articles interesting, in that they describe some research into what may make up or cause "Resting B---- Face" (RBF).
I found the technology and process they're using to be the most interesting part, something CT may be interested in at some point (a real-time combination of FaceReader + EEG analysis would be so interesting to witness!).
And as a possible correlation to CT, at least 3 of the 4 celebrity examples provided appear to be Fi/Te users (Kendrick, Stewart & West) and at least 2 are Ni/Se users (Stewart & West).
What you're referring to is one of the very basics of visual reading. A big part of it is that the functions you have can make your face appear in certain ways, so of course if there is any truth to VR when it comes to this, there is a correlation. And I think using an EEG to scientifically test this theory has already been spoken about.
If you take Kanye West, for example--he's an unseelie FiSe which makes him look quite grumpy--and then pair that Fi tension with his Ni-Se glaring-looking eyes and you've got a person who doesn't appear to be the most approachable and warm aka another person victim of the resting bitch face epidemic.
Kristen Stewart is a Ti(Se) dominant, btw, and Erifrail wrote a bit in the CT book about how a Ti dominant's appearance can come across to others but I can't share any of that (you'll have to read it yourself if you haven't already).
As for Anna Kendrick, she's probably a TeSi but in her case, I think it's mainly her facial structure that's at fault; I mean, you can tell that just by looking at her face.
All in all, it seems very obvious to me that the case of "resting bitch face" mainly has to do with facial structure and cognitive functions (and their "shade", so to speak. For instance, seelie Fi vs. unseelie Fi).
elly - I agree with you, although I'm personally not sure about Kristen Stewart being TiSe - she has always puzzled me. However, that discussion is probably best for another time, as it is truly beside the point of this thread
As a side note, I do apologize if the language and/or general topic of "Resting B---- Face" is offensive to this forum or any member - that certainly was not my intent. I was more focused on sharing about the FaceReader technology, how it was being used and how CT could possibly utilize it or similar technology in the future.
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Yes, I believe there might be corelations with CT. I agree with elly in that there's a corelation between that 'look' and unseeliness.
I personally find that Pe-leads (for proactive exploration being the guidance there - which makes a person more 'excitable', and that results in 'expressive' faces, full of perk-ups, as we know, and "amused-looking", when Ne leads, as Auburn pointed out in the past with the 'Ne amused eyes signal'. I've been told many times that my face is extremely expressive and transparent, and I've seen that pattern in many NeFi - and since very unseelie NeFi's are not super common, I actually can't even recall one now, that could also be a variable) will be less likely to that, but when Se is leading, that can happen, even if it is rare, I think, if accompanied by very unseelie Fi or very dark Fe, but I don't have famous examples now, and I think I can think of two SeTi I've known irl, only, both with dark Fe. I've seen that face in some unseelie shades of FiSe irl, like a member of my family.
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I do think RBF is a real thing. They're essentially describing unseelie Fi, as Elly mentioned. (Although some 'upset' Fe types can have a bit of that too, or a Ti face that is so emotionless the cheeks sag a bit.) If they looked into it I with EEG I think they'd definitely find a connection in these people.
The thing about society which really amuses me is how it does pick up on vultology really well, it's just never had a language to describe it by. But it shows up in media all the time (i.e. the Paprika thread) in who they choose to cast in movie roles, etc.
Like, the reason why Ne eyes look 'naive' is because as a culture we have encountered people that have those eyes and we have found that they can be pretty naive sometimes. The resting RBF is called resting bitch face is because we've all seen people with that face and it's usually an unseelie or haughty Fi. They display a sassy bitchiness and so the association has been formed, culturally, between that face and that behavior.
In simple things like kids shows, the eyes are usually drawn big and wide (Pe) and toggle about a lot. Which makes sense since youth is the time where data absorption is high for every person.
In shows like Stargate Atlantis, the bureaucratic and anal inspector is often a high Si type:
In Big Bang Theory they have an actual SeFi play the role of a stereotypical SeFi 'valley girl'.
In hollywood, betas like Denzel and DeCaprio play all the smooth conman roles.
There's always a little truth in stereotypes, despite the bad rep they get for being overused and being truly unfair to the outliers. Um, but back on topic. I'm actually really excited about RBF being explored more intently. It's the only modern case I've seen where society has evolved a receptiveness to the correlation of face and psyche.
Face Reading software is definitely a big interest for me too - but i hadn't come across that one before. Neat! I think they're using Ekman's codex. Pixar and other studios use it to make believable characters.
I've faith that EEG and face software will better quantify type in the future, although it may always remain a general art form humans engage in since the data is also discernible w/o such instruments.