5Face Touching Is Linked to Anxiety
In many cases, face touching is developed as a coping strategy to deal with discomfort or mental health issues, like anxiety. Most people tend to think that they touch their faces to groom themselves or relieve a perceived itch. Yet, according to research, face touching is linked to discomfort and uneasiness. Additionally, a person might touch their face in an attempt to avoid distractions. A study on face touching exposed the participants to difficult mental tasks and closely observed their behaviors. The participants were found to touch their faces increasingly when they lose their focus and need to concentrate. So, if you often feel stressed, you’d better pay more attention to your unconscious behaviors.
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