It is because when we do something wrong we revert back to childlike mannerisms to cover our embarrassment and/or comfort our insecurities. Men do it too- typically it is something such scratching your beard/chin or upper lip. The hand gestures in front of the face is comparable to the reaction a child has when they are in the wrong, they cover their face or eyes as if they are hiding and you cant see them- same type of thing.
(I studied ASL and Body language for many, many years...lol)
I wonder why some people decide their car is the appropriate place to pick their noses? I often bare witness to the determination of some drivers to find whatever they are looking for within their nostril...??? I wonder if it is considered a driving hazard? For some reason, it is really distracting for me- but the one doing the digging seems to be content and I have yet to have anyone notice by bewildering stares.
lol, just thought I would throw in my random thought-
It's best to see them dig at a red light, they flop their arm out the window, their thumb and forefinger tips cycling together as they roll the globular prize into a proper sphere for flicking. I often strain to see if I can tell where they go, hoping to see the nasal nugget sticking to the paint on the door of the car next to them, but they're just too small to see.
Ok, I live in Minnesota and the law says you must have auto insurance to be driving on the road. If you don't have it, you can/will be charged a fine and possibly jail time. I do understand how important it is to have...
I don't think they are afraid..just not attracted to it.According to the writer of this article, men think women with short hair look like dudes..."But why don't straight men like short hair? According to one study...