If a girl was recently touching her neck while she was with 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 why she might have done it and why other girls might do it as well in the future.

So, what does it mean when a girl touches her neck? It can be a sign that she is feeling anxious, worried, vulnerable or insecure about something. However, by itself, it is not enough to be sure. She could also do it because she is attracted to you and it is causing her to feel slightly anxious but it would be necessary to see other signs of attraction as well.

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Since there are a number of reasons why she might have touched her neck it would be helpful to consider the other body language signs that she was showing and the context of how she did it.

Why a girl will touch her neck

Each of the different reasons why she might have touched her neck will likely come with a number of clues in the way that she did it and in the body language that she showed.

In the following sections, I’ll show you a number of reasons why a girl will touch her neck while with you, the signs to look for and the things to consider.

She’s nervous

The reason that she touched her neck could have been that something was causing her to feel nervous.

If she was feeling nervous about something then it would be likely that it would have been apparent based on the situation. She might have felt nervous because she was around people that she didn’t know, she was in an unfamiliar location or she was about to give a speech that she was nervous about.

If she was feeling nervous then she might have shown it in her body language in other ways as well by doing things such as:

  • Self-hugging
  • Struggling to hold eye contact
  • Talking at a different pitch than usual
  • Coughing
  • Having a dry mouth
  • Rubbing the face, arms, neck or legs
  • Tapping the fingers or feet
  • Blinking more frequently

She has an itch

The reason that she touched her neck could have just been that she had an itch.

By itself, this would be the most likely reason that she did it and it would be more likely if she only touched her neck once and she did it at a seemingly random time.

She is lying about something

The reason that she touched her neck could have been that she was lying about something.

When people lie about things it will often cause them to feel slightly anxious and they will often give away clues of it by showing signs of being anxious.

It would be more likely that she touched her neck because she was lying or withholding the truth about something if she did it shortly after saying something or after being asked a question.

It should be noted that touching her neck doesn’t mean that she was lying it just implies that something about what she was talking about was making her feel anxious.

If she was lying when she touched her neck then she might have shown it in other ways as well by doing things such as:

  • Covering the mouth shortly after speaking
  • Coughing
  • Scratching the back of the neck
  • Rubbing the arms, face, legs or neck
  • Blinking more frequently or blocking the eyes
  • Tucking her feet around her chair

She disagrees with what was being said

The reason that she touched her neck could have been that she didn’t like something that you said.

This would be more likely if she touched her neck shortly after you said something to her. It would also be more likely if she also tightened her lips at the same time, if she distanced herself from you, if she started avoiding eye contact and if she pointed her feet away from you.

She is attracted to you

The reason that she touched her neck might have been that she was showing attraction to you.

It could have been the case that she was attracted to you and it caused her to feel slightly anxious and it made her touch her neck. If that was the case then she might also have shown other signs of being anxious as mentioned in the first section above.

It would also be likely that she would have shown signs of being attracted to you. These signs could have included things such as:

  • Brushing her hair to the side
  • Stroking her hair while talking to you
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Having dilated pupils when looking at you
  • Touching you a lot
  • Standing close to you
  • Laughing and looking to see if you are also laughing
  • Giggling a lot at the things that you say
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you
  • Tilting her head while talking to you

She is uncomfortable around

The reason that she touched her neck could have been that she felt uncomfortable around you or other people that she was with.

If this was the case then it would be more likely that she was around people that she didn’t know or that she didn’t like.

She might also have shown other signs of being uncomfortable around the people that she was with by doing things such as:

  • Avoiding eye contact
  • Only laughing at the mouth
  • Pointing her feet towards the exit
  • Rubbing the face, arms, neck or legs
  • Giving short answers
  • Self-hugging
  • Distancing herself from you

Consider when and where she did it

Thinking about the timing and location of when and where she touched her neck could help you in figuring out why she did it.

If she touched her neck while she was alone with you then it would make it more likely that she either did it because she was feeling nervous due to attraction, feeling vulnerable or she might have just done it due to an itch. It would help to consider the other body language signs that she was showing.

If she did it while you were both around other people then it would make it more likely that she did it due to feeling nervous because of some social anxiety or feeling vulnerable. It would help to consider if she was with people that she knew and the other signs that she was showing.

Think about the way that she reacts to seeing you

Thinking about the way that she reacts to seeing you could be helpful in understanding why she touched her neck.

If she reacts to seeing you by noticeably changing her body language then it would make it more likely that she either has good or bad feelings about you depending on the way that she changes it.

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

  • Brushing her hair to the side
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Positioning herself to be nearer to you
  • Adjusting her appearance
  • Holding eye contact with you

Then it would make it more likely that she is attracted to you and that it is why she touched her neck with you.

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

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

It would make it more likely that she touched her neck because she does not feel comfortable around you and that she is not interested in you.

Think about how she interacts with other people

Comparing the way that she interacts with other people with how she interacts with you would also be a useful consideration to make.

If she often touches her neck when she is around other people and she shows the same body language around other people as she does with you then it would be more likely that she did it naturally when she was with you.

Whereas, if she only does it around you and she shows different body language around you then it would make it more likely that she has good or bad feelings about you depending on how she changes it.

Look for multiple body language signs

When considering what her body language could have been suggesting it would be helpful to look for multiple signs of the same thing.

The reason being that a single body language sign can have multiple different meanings making single body language signs unreliable by themselves.

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 was showing them for that reason.

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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