If a guy recently asked you what your type is then you’re probably wondering why and what it might have meant.

This post will help you understand why he asked you what your type is and why other guys might ask you what your type is in the future.

So, what does it mean when a guy asks you what your type is? He might ask because he likes you which would be more likely if he asks you alone and if he shows other signs of attraction around you. It could also be that one of his friends likes you, he is just making conversation or that he is feeling self-conscious.

Since he might have asked you what your type is for a number of different reasons it is important to consider the body language that he was showing and the context of how he asked.

Reasons why a guy will ask what your type is

Each of the different reasons why a guy will ask you what your type is will likely come with a number of clues in his behavior and body language.

Below, I will mention a number of reasons why he might have asked you what your type is and the body language signs that you can expect to see with them.

He is attracted to you

The reason that he asked you what your type is could be that he is attracted to you and that he was hoping that you would describe someone like him.

It would be more likely that he asked you for that reason if he changes his body language and behavior around you in a positive way and if he asked you when you were both alone together.

In addition to that, it would be likely that he would have become slightly nervous when he asked you and he might have done things such as:

  • Ask it to you with a higher-pitched voice
  • Rub his arms, face, neck or legs
  • Cough
  • Have a dry mouth
  • Fidget

It would also be likely that he would show signs of attraction in his behavior and body language when he is around you.

These signs could include:

  • Mirroring your body language
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Asking you the most questions when you’re in a group together
  • Standing closer to you than he normally stands to other people
  • Positioning himself to be near you
  • Asking your friends about you
  • Talking to you with a deeper voice than he does with other people
  • Becoming anxious when you’re talking to other men
  • Sticking around while you are with other men
  • Basing his schedule around your schedule
  • Getting defensive when you are both with other men
  • Watching you when you are with other men
  • Staring at you then quickly looking away or smiling when you notice
  • His pupils dilate when he is with you
  • Sitting more upright when he notices you
  • Uncrossing his arms when he notices you
  • Adjusting his hair or clothing when he notices you

One of his friends likes you

The reason that he asked what your type is could be that one of his friends likes you and he was asking for his friend.

If that is the case then it would be less likely that he would have gotten nervous when he asked you, the timing might have seemed to be quite random when he asked and he would be less likely to show a number of the signs of attraction above.

He was just making conversation

The reason that he asked you what your type is might just be that he was curious and he didn’t really ask it due to having any other motives.

If that is the case then he might have asked when there was a quiet moment in the conversation and he would likely have shown normal body language and behavior around you.

He was feeling self-conscious

The reason that he asked you what your type is could be that he was feeling self-conscious and he was hoping that you would make him feel better by describing him.

If that is the case then it would be likely that he would have asked you after something happened that would make him feel that way. It could be that someone insulted him, he got rejected in some way or he might have seen a girl that he likes with another man.

If that is why he asked what your type is then it would be likely that he would have shown some signs of being sad.

These signs could have included:

  • Rubbing his arms, face, neck or legs
  • Talking at a higher pitch
  • Looking down
  • Slouching
  • Watery eyes
  • Inhaling through the nose quickly
  • Taking deeper breaths
  • Being quieter than he usually is

He wants to know how to get you to like him

The reason that he asked what type of guys you like could be that he wanted to know so that he could behave in a way that you described.

He would want to do so because he is attracted to you and if that is why he asked what your type is then it would be likely that he would show signs of attraction when he is around you.

Consider how he reacts to seeing you

When trying to understand why he asked you what type of guys that you like it would be helpful to consider the way that he reacts to seeing you.

If he changes his body language when he sees you then it would be likely that he has positive or negative feelings about you depending on how he changes it.

If he reacts to seeing you by uncrossing his arms, sitting upright, holding eye contact, smiling, raising his eyebrows and his pupils dilate then it would be a strong sign that he asked because he is attracted to you.

Consider how he interacts around other people

It would also be helpful to compare the way that he interacts with other people with the way that he interacts with you.

If he interacts with other people in the same way that he interacts with you where he shows the same behavior and body language around them then it would be more likely that he asked you because he was being conversational or possibly that he was asking for a friend.

Whereas, if he does change his behavior and body language around you then it would be more likely that he asked because he is attracted to you providing he shows signs of attraction in the way that he changes it.

Consider when and where he asked you

The timing and location of when he asked you would also be a useful thing to consider.

If he asked you when you were both alone together then it would be more likely that he asked because he is attracted to you.

Whereas, if he asked in front of other people then it would be more likely that he was being conversational.

Think about multiple aspects of his body language

When considering the body language that he was showing it would be helpful to look for clusters of body language signals.

This means that you should look for multiple signs at the same time.

This is because he might have shown a single body language sign for a variety of different reasons. This means that it would be difficult to determine the exact reason that he showed them.

Whereas, if he shows multiple body language signs of the same thing then it would be more likely that was showing them for that exact 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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