If a girl is quiet around you then you might be wondering why and what it might mean about the way that she feels about you.

This post will show you a number of reasons why she might be quiet around you and why other girls might be quiet around you in the future.

So, what does it mean when a girl is quiet around you? If she is only quiet around you it could be a sign she likes you, she feels uncomfortable around you, she thinks you don’t like her or she is not interested in you. She might also be naturally quiet, or she might have some social anxiety.

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Since there are a number of reasons why a girl might be quiet around you it would help to consider how she does it and the body language that she shows around you.

Why a girl will be quiet around you

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

In the following sections, I will mention a number of reasons why a girl will be quiet around you, the signs to look for and the things to consider.

She likes you

The reason that she is quiet around you could be that she likes you.

This would be more likely if she is only quiet around you, she doesn’t have any reason to be annoyed with you or to dislike you or if her friends talk to you about her and ask what you think of her.

If she does get quiet around you because she likes you then it would be likely that she would show signs of attraction around you that she doesn’t with other people.

These signs can include:

  • Brushing her hair to the side when she is around you
  • Stroking her hair while you are talking to her
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Having dilated pupils when looking at you
  • Standing closer to you than she does with other people
  • Glancing at you a lot and quickly looking away when you notice
  • Laughing and looking to see if you are also laughing
  • Laughing a lot at the things that you say
  • Talking to you with a higher-pitched voice than she does with other people
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you

She has some social anxiety

It could be the case that she gets quiet around you because she gets nervous when she is around people that she doesn’t know very well.

This would be more likely if she also gets quiet around other people as well and if she shows the same body language around other people as she does around you.

She thinks you don’t like her

It could be the case that she gets quiet around you because she thinks that you don’t like her.

This would be more likely if she used to talk to you but she stopped or if she stopped talking to you after you were annoyed with her or when you were annoyed with someone else and she was around too.

If she doesn’t think that you like her then she might show it by asking your friends about you or by distancing herself from you.

She is annoyed with you

Alternatively, it could be the case that she is annoyed with you.

This would be more likely if she started to be quiet around you after you had an argument with each other or if she started to be quiet after you did something that might have annoyed her.

If she was annoyed with you then she might show it by doing things such as:

  • Squinting at you
  • Crossing her arms at you when she is around you
  • Pointing her feet away from you
  • Having tight lips while you are talking
  • Avoiding eye contact with you
  • Distancing herself from you

She is not interested in you

The reason that she is quiet around you might be that she is not interested in you.

This would be more likely if she does not show any signs of attraction around you, she does talk to other people and if she changes her body language and behavior when she sees you in a negative way.

If she isn’t interested in you then she might show signs of it by doing things such as:

  • Avoiding eye contact with you
  • Crossing her arms when she sees you
  • Looking at her friends when you’re talking to her
  • Pointing her feet away from you
  • Squinting at you
  • Showing false smiles to you where she only smiles at the mouth
  • Positioning herself not to be near you

She doesn’t like someone that you’re with

It could have been the case that she was being quiet because she didn’t like someone that you were with.

This would be more likely if she does normally talk to you but she only is quiet around you when that specific person is with you both.

Consider how she interacts with other people

When trying to understand why she is quiet around you it would help to compare the way that she interacts with you with how she interacts with other people.

If she is also quiet around other people and she shows the same body language around them as with you then it would be more likely that she is just naturally quiet.

Whereas, if she is only quiet around you and her body language and behavior is different then it would be more likely she either is attracted to you, annoyed with you, doesn’t like you or she thinks you don’t like her. It would help to consider how her body language is different around you.

Consider the way that she reacts to seeing you

It would also help to consider the way that she reacts to seeing you when trying to understand why she is quiet around you.

If she reacts to seeing you by changing her body language in a noticeable way then it would make it more likely that she has good or bad feelings about you.

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

  • Adjusting her appearance
  • Brushing her hair to the side
  • Straightening her posture and uncrossing her arms
  • Holding eye contact with you
  • Pointing her feet at you

Then it would make it more likely that she is quiet around you because she likes you.

If she reacts by doing things such as:

  • Squinting at you
  • Crossing her arms
  • Pointing her feet away from you
  • Distancing herself from you
  • Tightening her lips
  • Tensing her jaw

Then it would make it more likely that she is quiet around you because she doesn’t like you or she is annoyed with you.

Think about when and where she is quiet

It would also help to consider when and where she is quiet around you.

If she is always quiet around you then it would make it more likely that she either does it naturally, doesn’t like you, is attracted to you or you make her feel uncomfortable. It would help to consider if she is also quiet around other people that are not her close friends and the body language she shows around you.

If she isn’t always quiet around you then it would make it more likely that she either is quiet sometimes because she is in a bad mood or because she doesn’t like someone that you tend to hang out with. It would help to consider who else is around when she gets quiet.

Look for a number of clues in her body language

When considering what her body language might be suggesting it would help to consider multiple aspects of it at the same time.

This is because single body language signs often have multiple different meanings which can make them unreliable on their own. Whereas, if she were to show a cluster of body language signs that all suggest the same thing then it would be more likely that she is showing them for that reason.

Related Questions

What does it mean if a talkative girl is quiet around you? It could mean that she is attracted to you, she doesn’t like you, she is annoyed with you, she is uncomfortable around you or she thinks that you don’t like her. It would help to consider if she has any reason to not like you and the type of body language that she shows around you.

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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