5 Nov Body language of licking lips: Just for a minute imagine you are sitting in a meeting and the question about the new project goes to Joe and all of the sudden he starts licking his lips. And you think “wow this is unusual I have never seen Joe lick his lips, what on earth does it mean is he lying or is he excited”. 16 Dec How to Stop Licking Your Lips. Licking or biting your lips may be a sign of stress or health concerns. Dentists, doctors, and beauticians all agree that this is a bad habit that should be broken. Licking your lips can cause them to be dry. Licking your lips initially may seem inconsequential. However, a persistent and irritating habit can develop rather quickly over time. Basically, when someone licks their lips and surrounding area, that area becomes dry. When that individual experiences that dryness as discomfort, they lick again to re-moisten and so on and.