Why Do Jumping Spiders Jump at You?
Jumping spiders do not bite humans in order to defend themselves. They may perceive you as a hazard or predator, and they may attempt to flee by jumping away. They might inadvertently touch down on your leg, arm, etc., while attempting to flee your face.
The spider may have been drawn to you for a variety of reasons. It could be jumping on you to get closer to a possible meal, or you could simply be a “bridge” it is using to cross from one location to another. This is especially the case if you’ve positioned yourself in between the spider and its web – it’s likely just trying to get home.