weird question...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by klmno, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    What emotion makes a person's (female) upper lip start sweating - anger, fear, hurt, anxiety/nervousnous, etc?
  2. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    I don't ever recall my upper lip sweating except maybe during a particularly hard work out. :sweating: I don't recall a particular emotion though.
  3. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Uhhmmm....this happened during a conversation with no physical exertion and at the same time the woman's expression changed from friendly to serious.
  4. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member


    It's the sympathetic nervous system - when it is stimulated, sweating is one of the responses. Not just on the upper lip. Stress triggers the sympathetic nervous system - any kind of stress.

    Sorry I can't be more specific. It now depends on context.

  5. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I agree with Marg. Although I can't say I've ever noticed it with myself...have seen it in other people though. Which emotion would depend on the circumstances.

  6. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Lying. So, guilt? Fear?
  7. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Anxiety, at having to concentrate harder to support the lie. And fear of discovery.

  8. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Hot flash?
  9. maril

    maril New Member

    I was thinking possibly a hot flash. They hit suddenly and are quite uncomfortable sometimes; perspiration, too.
  10. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Hot flash - sympathetic nervous system again.

  11. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    ROFL, I laughed at "hot flash", Wendy. Ain't that the truth!

    When I was getting them in full force they would start in my HAIR and rivers of sweat would pour from my forehead (and everywhere else :redface: ) on down until my whole body was slippery. YUCK!

    Good to point out that it could be something innocent, and not necessarily evil causing the sweat.

  12. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    A man who was attracted to her was looking at her and talking to her- she wasn't saying anything so it couldn't have been the result of lieing in this case. I wondered if it meant she wanted him to go away and leave her alone, she was nervous, or she was also attracted to him. But, yep, I guess it could just have been a hot flash!