If a girl has been ignoring your compliments then you might be wondering why and what it means about the way that she feels about you.

This post will help you understand why she might have been ignoring your compliments and why other girls might do it in the future.

So, what does it mean when a girl ignores your compliments? There are many reasons why she might ignore them. She might not be interested in you and not want to give you the impression that she is, she might not used to being complimented and not know how to respond or she might be annoyed with you or in a bad mood.

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Since there are a number of reasons why she might ignore your compliments it would be helpful to consider the context of how she ignores them and the body language that she shows around you.

Why a girl will ignore your compliments

Each of the different reasons why a girl will ignore your compliments will likely come with a number of clues in the way that she does it and the body language that she shows around you.

In the following sections, I’ll mention a number of reasons why she might ignore your compliments, the signs to look for and the things to consider.

She is not interested in you

The reason that she ignores your compliments could be that she is not interested in you and she doesn’t want to give you the impression that she is.

This would be more likely if she is more responsive to compliments from other people and if she shows negative body language around you.

If she is not interested in you then signs that she might show around you could include:

  • Distancing herself from you
  • Avoiding eye contact with you
  • Giving you short answers
  • Smiling at you with only the mouth and not the eyes
  • Crossing her arms when she sees you
  • Pointing her feet away from you
  • Having tight lips when you’re talking

She is used to being complimented on her looks

The reason that she ignores your compliments could be that she gets complimented on he looks a lot and she has become less responsive to them.

If this is the case then she would also give the same response to other people when they compliment her in the same way.

It could be the case that she is actually interested in you. If she is then it would be likely that she would show signs of being interested in you in her body language when she is around you.

These signs could include:

  • Brushing her hair to the side when she is around you
  • Stroking her hair while talking to you
  • Standing closer to you than she does with other people
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Having dilated pupils when looking at you
  • Pointing her feet at you when she is in the same room as you
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you
  • Laughing and looking to see if you are also laughing
  • Giggling a lot when talking to you

She is annoyed with you

It could be the case that she was ignoring your compliments because she was annoyed with you.

If this was the case then it would be likely that you would have both recently argued or you might recently have done something that she didn’t like.

If she was annoyed with you then she might have shown it in her body language by doing things such as:

  • Crossing her arms
  • Avoiding eye contact with you
  • Squinting at you
  • Tightening her lips when you’re talking
  • Distancing herself from you
  • Avoiding talking to you

She’s in a bad mood

The reason that she ignored your compliments could also have been that she was in a bad mood.

If that was the case then it would be likely that she would be more responsive to you at other times and that she would have been ignoring other people in a similar way as well.

Consider your relationship with her

When trying to understand why she was ignoring you it would be helpful to consider the type of relationship that you have with her.

If she has been your friend for a while then it would be more likely that she was doing it either because she was in a bad mood or she was annoyed with you. She could still have done it for a different reason so it would be helpful to consider the body language that she was showing and if she did it to other people.

If she was a girl that you hadn’t known for long then it would be more likely that she was showing that she wasn’t interested in you or that she was used to getting complimented a lot.

Think about the way that she reacts to seeing you

Considering the way that she reacts to seeing you would also likely help in understanding why she ignores your compliments.

If she reacts to seeing you by doing things such as:

  • Adjusting her appearance
  • Brushing her hair to the side
  • Raising her eyebrows and smiling
  • Positioning herself to be nearer to you
  • Holding eye contact

Then it would be more likely that she does like you but she doesn’t know how to respond to your compliments.

Whereas, if she reacts to seeing you by doing things such as:

  • Squinting
  • Crossing her arms
  • Tightening her lips
  • Pointing her feet away from you
  • Avoiding eye contact
  • Distancing herself from you

Then it would be more likely that she was ignoring your compliments because she was showing that she was not interested in you.

Consider how she interacts with her other friends

Comparing the way that she interacts with you with her she interacts with other people would likely help in understanding the way that she feels about you.

If she also tends to ignore compliments from other people and she shows the same body language around them as she does with you then it would be more likely that she is used to getting complimented.

Whereas, if she is more responsive to other people and her body language is more positive around other people then it would be more likely that she ignores your compliments because she isn’t interested in you.

Look for multiple signs in her body language

When considering what her body language could have been suggesting it would be best to look for multiple signs in her body language.

If she shows multiple body language signs of the same thing then it would be more likely that she is showing them for that specific reason.

Whereas, if she shows only one body language sign of something then it would be less reliable since single body language signs can often have multiple different meanings.

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.

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