Nobody likes to be told what to do, so when someone tells you to smile more it would be understandable if you felt like telling the person maybe they should talk less. If a women doesn’t smile, people constantly comment, strangers on the street will even come up and tell her to put a smile on her face.
If you don’t like your smile, you’re not going to run around smiling all the time. Some people just don’t like their face when they are smiling. Not all of us feel the need to run around grinning like a chimpanzee all day.
If people are giving you a hard time about not smiling, use one of our clever comebacks below, and you might even wipe the smile off their face.
11 Best comebacks when someone tells you to smile
1. I smile, just not when you’re around.
2. A narrow mind and a wide mouth usually go together.
3. If you could read my mind you would not be smiling.
4. My face isn’t here to entertain you.
5. If you are looking for entertainment go to the circus.
6. Are you saying you don’t like my poker face?
7. I’m am saving up my energy for someone who actually gives me something to smile about.
8. And you’re concerned about me smiling because…..?
9. I’ll consider your suggestion along with the other 20 I’ve received today.
10. Thank you for your unsolicited opinion, but I’m happy with the way I look.
11. I’m sorry, I didn’t realize my appearance was up for discussion.
WANT TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF?
Our FREE Starter Guide will show you the 3 simple steps you can take right now to stand up for yourself so that you can feel confident. It’s a game changer–get it free for a limited time!
Why do people always tell others to smile?
There are several reasons why people tell others to wipe that frown off their face and smile:
Social norms: In many cultures, smiling is seen as a sign of friendliness and approachability, and to not smile may be considered rude. Relatives may be concerned about what others will think if their kids and family members aren’t smiling and friendly.
Personal preference: Some folks like to see others happy, and their perception of happiness as a smiling joyful person.
They believe they are being helpful: People believe that if you smile you will actually feel better and be in a better mood. This is misguided because we never know what is going on emotionally with another person.
Gender roles: In some countries, women are expected to smile and be friendly to family and friends.
We never know what people are going through and telling someone to smile may not be helpful. People have the right to express themselves however they see fit, it is not up to us to try to control other people emotionally.
Victoria Beckham is always being asked why she doesn’t smile
Finally, Victoria Beckham answers why she doesn’t smile.
I smile in family pictures,” she stressed. “When you’re in a position to be paparazzi-ed just walking down the street, you’d look a little daft if you were smiling all the time. – Victoria Beckham
Famous people who don’t smile
There are many reasons why someone may not smile, and we will never know why because they don’t share with the public. However, there are some celebrities who are known for having a more serious or stoic look in public or when they pose for pictures. A few include:
1. Kanye West
2. Cara Delevingne
3. Victoria Beckham
4. Anna Wintour
5. Harrison Ford
6. Robert De Niro
7. Clint Eastwood
8. Daniel Craig
9. Kristen Stewart
10. Benedict Cumberbatch
It is important to remember that everyone has their own unique personality and way of expressing themselves, and we should always treat others with kindness and respect.
More comebacks you might like
Robert Pattinson was almost fired from Twilight for not smiling enough
The producers of Twilight thought that Edward Cullen should look like he was in love with Bella and be smiling throughout the film, but Robert Pattinson had different ideas. His idea of a sullen vampire didn’t sit well with the producers.
Luckily most of us won’t lose our jobs if we don’t crack a smile.
The brooding actor’s look appealed to fashion house Dior who named him as the new face of their new fragrance. Women do liking brooding men!
The Role of counselling and self care
I Should Have Said Media may earn a commission after clicking links on this page at no additional cost to you. Learn more.
When you are dealing with someone who asks why you don’t smile and you find it stressful, consider getting support from a professional. Talking to a counselor is a great way to work through a challenging situation, and help you find some strategies to work through the person’s behaviour.
Better Help is a great resource where you can talk to a counselor from the comfort of your own home.
Taking care of your own needs isn’t selfish, and you will feel better in the long run.