Apparently, your facial body language could make you repel friends. They say that a book should not be judged by its cover, yet such is the way of the world.
Surfaces are not something to go by since they are subject to collapse. Yet such a thing as friendship depends on hackneyed stuff. The other members in a group tend to treat such an individual as an outcast who looks cold and incompetent from his or her facial features.
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This body language phenomenon is often termed the “resting b*tch face”. Such people are judged to be mischief-makers and selfish to the core. Also they are perceived as not good for the group and their expulsion is seen to with due protocol.
Social isolation and exclusion is a feeling that begins in childhood and is very painful for the person at the receiving end. Yet there are certain occasions when a group needs its cohesion and so excluding an individual becomes a matter of the utmost necessity.
Those who are troublemakers or argue incessantly are forced out of a group, according to DailyMail. Whether these expulsions and exclusions are seen as having any moral justification is very important for those who are ejected from groups.
Any interventions depend on the overall scenario when it is seen objectively. Since the making of these moral judgments is a complex process, groups often tend to look to simplistic heuristics.
The most superficial thing is the look on a person’s face. Different male faces were shown to 480 participants. Technology was employed to change the faces to cold or warm and competent or incompetent.
The time lapse in which participants had to make a decision about these faces was just 2 seconds. Those who were cold and incompetent in their looks were excluded by most of the people.
Yet, and here is the rub, those who looked warm and incompetent were liked and included in their group by most people. Such is human nature. It was almost seen as immoral to exclude them.
These people were adorable and excluding them was not acceptable since they required protection. Thus cruelty got a big thumbs down from the group.
Basically, human beings have a very simple method of determining whether a person is good friendship material or not. It all lies in the face.
Warmth and coldness are the two major criteria for inclusion and exclusion respectively. Appearances are deceptive at best, yet that is the way of the world for better or worse.