The fingers clench the nose’s bridge and the eyes are closed.
Overload The person is tired and overwhelmed by the situation.
“This is too much.”
Isolation The person shields himself/herself from the outside world.
“I need to compose myself.”
Our brain reacts to unpleasant situations by looking away or closing eyes. By avoiding eye contact, the mind selects which information is perceived and which gets discarded. A person can recover and get back into the situation by fading out the environment.
Categories face, uneasy
This is one out of 63 gestures from the body language trainer.