If you are not very sure if a person is fond of you or not, and you can’t ask them directly, we will give you some tips. Pay very close attention to the way somebody talks to you or the gestures they make. For example, if they purse their lips while talking, this may show a feeling of discomfort or anxiety.
1. They scratch their neck.
This often means that they are uncertain about something or that they doubt what they are saying. Of course, this type of behavior can be also flirty, but when this is not the case, pay close attention to it. Also, if their shoulders rise toward their ears, hiding their neck somehow, it secretly means that they disagree with you or they’re not telling you the whole truth.
2. They purse their lips.
If you see that they purse their lips, that is usually a sign that something is wrong. If you are talking to them and they do this, it might indicate that they feel very uncomfortable in your presence. But it can also mean that they don’t like the topic or the question you’re asking. Try changing the subject and take a look at their mouth again. Moreover, biting or pursing their lips is a way in which they can calm themselves if they feel anxious.
3. They keep their distance.
If they take a step backward while talking to you, then it might signal that they want to keep some physical or emotional distance from you. In this case, this probably means that they feel uncomfortable. We’re not talking about personal space — which we all need — but you can feel when somebody is purposely eluding you. Even the physical distance is an indication. And let’s be honest: we also avoid those who we are not very fond of.