If a guy bites his nails around you, this post will show you likely reasons why and what would make them more likely.
So, what does it mean if a guy bites his nails around you? Likely reasons why a guy would bite his nails aorund you are that he is attracted to you but nervous, he is nervous about something else or that he naturally bites his nails often.
There are actually a number of possible reasons why a guy would bite his nails around you but there are some things you can consider to help figure out the main cause.
What does it mean when a guy bites his nails around you?
Below are likely reasons why a guy would bite his nails around you and what would make each of them more likely.
He is attracted to you
The cause could be that he is attracted to you but nervous. This would be more likely if he only seems to bite his nails when he is around you and if he seems to act nervous, in other ways, only when he is around you.
If he is attracted to you, it would be likely that he would show other signs of being attracted to you such as:
- Holding prolonged eye contact with you
- Adjusting his hair or clothing when he sees you
- Sitting or standing more upright when he sees you
- Standing close to you when talking to you
- Mirroring your body language
- Finding excuses to touch you
- Always aiming his feet at you when you’re around
- Asking you more questions than he does to other people in the group
- Looking to see if you’re also laughing when he is
- Getting anxious when you’re with other men
- Positioning himself to be near you
He is nervous
It might also be the case that he is nervous due to something else such as social anxiety or something else that has been causing him to be nervous. This would be more likely if he bites his nails when he is around other people as well and if he acts in a similar way around other people as he does with you.
Ways he might show being nervous can include:
- Speaking at a higher pitch
- Tapping the fingers and feet
- Laughing a lot
- Making less eye contact
- Having a dry throat
He naturally bites his nails
It might also be the case that he has a habit of biting his nails. This would be more likely if he does not seem to be nervous in other ways and he also tends to bite his nails around other people as well.
He is anxious about something
It might also be the case that he was anxious about something such as an upcoming exam or meeting. This would be more likely if he does not normally act nervous but he was temporarily. It could also be the case that he was anxious about talking about something with you.
Consider how he reacts when he sees you
To help consider the way that he feels about you, it would help to consider how he reacts when he first sees you. If he does not noticeably change his body language, it would be more likely that he does not have strong feelings towards you.
Whereas, if he reacts to seeing you by doing things such as:
- Adjusting his appearance
- Adjusting his posture
- Facing towards you (especially with his feet)
- Moving closer to you
- Having more dilated pupils
Then it would be more likely that he is attracted to you.
Consider how he interacts with other people
It would also help to compare the way he interacts with you with how he interacts with other people. If he interacts with you the same way he interacts with other people, it would be more likely that he is naturally nervous or that he bites his nails naturally. Whereas, if he interacts with you differently, it would be more likely that he gets nervous around you for some reason.
Consider multiple signs
When considering what his body language could be showing, it would help to consider multiple signs at the same time. The reason for this is that a single body language sign can be misleading whereas, multiple signs that all suggest the same thing, can be a lot more reliable.
If you want to learn more about body language, a book I would recommend would be The Definitive Book of Body Language (on Amazon). It shows you how to interpret body language and understand people's true intentions.