If someone recently told you to take care, this post will show you likely reasons why and what would make each of them more likely.

So, what does it mean when someone says take care? Likely reasons why someone will say take care are that they consider you a friend, they are not going to be seeing you for a while or that they are worried about you.

There are actually a number of possible reasons why someone will tell you to take care but there are some things you can consider to help figure out the main cause.

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What does it mean when someone says take care?

Below are likely reasons and what would make each of them more likely.

They consider you a friend

It could be the case that they were telling you to take care as a friend. This would be more likely if they also say similar things to their other friends and if they interact with their other friends in a similar way to how they interact with you.

They are leaving

It might also be the case that they said it because they are leaving town for a while and they were saying to stay safe while they are away. This would be more likely if you know that they are leaving and if they do not normally say similar things to you.

They are worried about you

It could also be the case that they said it because they were worried about you. This would be more likely if they said it when you were about to do something risky such as when you were leaving them at night or if they said it after you hurt yourself or were sad.

Consider the timing of when they said it

When trying to figure out why they said it, it would help to consider the timing of when they said it. If they said it when you were saying goodbye to each other and they are leaving town, it would be likely that they said it because they were telling you to stay safe.

Consider how they react when they see you

To help figure out how they feel about you, it would help to consider the way that they react when they see you. If you notice that they react by noticeably changing the body language and behavior by doing things such as adjusting their appearance or moving closer to you, it would be more likely that they have particularly positive feelings towards you.

Consider how they interact with other people

It would also help to compare how they interact with you with how they interact with other people. If they do things such as talk to you a lot more, touch you a lot more or stand a lot closer to you, it would also be more likely that they have particularly strong feelings towards you.

Consider multiple signs

When considering what their body language might be showing, it would help to consider multiple signs at the same time. The reason for this is that single body language signs are not reliable on their own but a combination of signs 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.

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