In body language lips communicates an awful lot, even when they’re shut. Given the rise in male lip enhancement it seems the world is becoming aware of the importance of good lip presentation. Still, before you shell out for cosmetic surgery know that the best way to have good lips is to present them in the best way, and to do that, you need to know the following secrets about the body language of lips.
Body Language Lips: Licking Lips
Licking lips can be a sign that someone is attracted to you. This is especially true if the lips are slightly parted. If coupled with the person looking in your eyes then it forms a very strong sexual signal.
body language lips: Biting lips
Biting the lips is a sign of anxiety. It is as though we are pinching our lip in the same way that we may hold tightly onto an object when feeling insecure. A sensual nibble on the lip is a sign of sexual arousal.
Pursed lips body language
We purse our lips when feeling tense or when frustrated (in frustration the upper lip may also curl towards the nose).
Pursed lips can also indicate anger. It’s a position we assume when trying desperately to prevent ourselves from blurting something out, which is often the case when we are feeling particularly angry and have to fight the urge of telling people to go to hell. For the same reason, you may see pursed lips when someone is considering lying. Because they are caught in two minds—: to lie or not to lie—a person will hold their lips together while deciding what to say. For instance, the girlfriend asks, “Did you just check out that girl’s butt?” The boyfriend purses his lips. “Noooooo. . . “ Finally, we may purse our lips when holding back a laugh.
Puckered Lips Body Language
Usually a sign of desire, we pucker our lips when we want to kiss someone. Puckered lips may also indicate uncertainty, in which case a finger will often be raised to meet the lips. Finally, if the lips are puckered and the eyes are narrow, this forms an “oo” sign, which may be noticed when somebody mentally or actually sees something painful (for instance, a guy approaches a girl and gets slapped in the face. A person looking on this scene might want to say “Ooooh” in response to the guy getting slapped, but holds their tongue for politeness, leaving the puckered lip position on the face but without the accompanying voice. in other words, we produce a silenced Ooooh.
More Signs in the Body Language of Lips
We hold our lips tight together when trying to stop ourselves from saying something.
Lips will often move in the form of words but without sounds when we are talking to ourselves.
Very quick and small movements of the lips indicate disbelief or cynicism.
Top lip over bottom
Curling the top lip over the bottom can indicate interest (saying “Hmmm.. . .”) or uncertainty.