My default face is often described as "aloof," or "indifferent." Other times.. it seems mainly the overtly constantly smiley folks.. think I'm troubled somehow, when I'm in a fine mood.
I hate being told to "smile!" especially when I am in a good mood.
There are some people who interpret mood by behavior too.
Example.. I was sitting at a softball game a few yrs back.. it was a crappy campground-thing.. all the seasonal people went. My mom was keeping score, and I'd gone up to keep her company. My stepdad was playing.
This excessively bubbly, blonde, tanned 40-something woman Judy approached me.
I was in the shade, reading, actually not having a bad time. Keeping my mom company while still doing my own thing. (I have 0 interest in sports, and I refuse to pretend to be interested in anything)
Judy came up and asked what I was doing.
then she went into this big rant.. "WHY ARE YOU READING? WHAT'S WRONG ARE YOU SAD? WHY DON'T YOU SMILE? YOU'RE SO PRETTY YOU NEED TO SMIIIILE!! WHY ARE YOU READING? IT'S SUCH A NICE DAY, DON'T BE SO DOWN!"
::edit:: maybe she was a rare case. I've never had anyone else think I was "sad" because I was reading.
It's funny but it hurts my brain.
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I think I tend to have a focused look on my face. Maybe a slight smirk and the onset of a chuckle when I'm kind of engaged but really just twisting things and amusing myself. I usually don't make much eye contact or really focus on people too much. I try and make it pretty clear that I'm not doing that so I won't get approached.
I think if I'm in especially good spirits I tend to smile a lot and be a little hyperactive.If I'm in just goofing off I can be really animated and excitable. These things are usually very context dependent and I have no problem switching my stance like that. I would say 70 percent of the time I'm either contented, focused, or with a slight smirk on my face.
Last edited by Simplexity; 03-05-2009 at 12:54 PM.
My cold, snide, intellectual life is just a veneer, behind which lies the plywood of loneliness.
If I'd be talking to you now, I'd be looking into you very deeply, paying all my attention to you, you wouldn't probably even notice how intensely I'd be watching you.
I'd be absorbing you.
I don't know what kind of face that is.
Don't eat my soul
Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"
Theory is always superseded by Fact...
... In theory.
“I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.” Richard Feynman's last recorded words
"Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart." Mencius (Meng-Tse), 4th century BCE
I often dont recognize how I currently could look and I have a wide variety of facial expressions leading to foreign people always misjudging my mood. People who know me though, now exactly my mood and I could hide very little, if I would intend to.
My facial reaction is entp typical though. If someone talks to be, I crack a smile and know a good joke to respond with. That keeps em at bay, because its not easy to respond to the question "What are you thinking, with only one sentence"
"How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray
I'm usually happy and energetic with people I know really well, but as soon as I'm interacting with a stranger or an acquintance, I look really angry. When I'm quiet, I look angry. When there's little or no rapport, I look angry. Simple.
I've been a mentor at two confirmation camps (-07 and -08), and the students were scared of me, both times. Apparently people don't get that I'm exaggerating or being sarcastic if they don't know me. Or so I've been told (by two of the conf. camp students whom I got to know a bit better, they said they thought I was mad at them until I got to know them better).