The person touches the nose with a finger.
Skepticism The person is uncertain about the matter at hand.
“I am not convinced by what I am saying or you are telling me.”
or Calming If the person is emotionally involved, he/she wants to calm himself/herself down.
“I don’t want to see or hear this.”
If a person feels uncomfortable – e.g. when lying -, the breathing speed and heart rate increases. As a result, the blood vessels expand in the nose. The tingling can trigger the touch. The gesture is an indicator of discomfort – it does not proof lying!
Categories face, uneasy, defensive
This is one out of 63 gestures from the body language trainer.