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Looking people in the eyes
Posted 11/3/12
the eye of the soul the soul of the eye insert question mark here
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Posted 11/3/12
to me when i look people in the eyes it means two things.. i am genuinly interested in what you have to say and have respect for you
2nd: it is also a way to assert dominance over another/force them to pay attention to you
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Posted 11/3/12 , edited 11/3/12

mau5undead wrote:

to me when i look people in the eyes it means two things.. i am genuinly interested in what you have to say and have respect for you
2nd: it is also a way to assert dominance over another/force them to pay attention to you


Same goes for me. It's a sign that I'm paying attention and/or have respect for you. Though that is usually only when talking directly to someone. Sometimes I stare at people to see if they stare back, to see their reactions.
Posted 11/3/12
I cant do it at all, I can barely talk to people so making eye contact is even more impossible
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Posted 11/3/12
Don't know, Looking in the eyes from time to time is fine but holding eye contact for long is weird to me, I never do it unless its a girl I like, I feel weird when a guy stares at you into the eyes -_-
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Posted 11/3/12 , edited 11/3/12

tenoriryuu wrote:

I cant do it at all, I can barely talk to people so making eye contact is even more impossible


I guess that explains the profile picture?

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Posted 11/3/12
I had that problem when i was a child. i couldn't look people in the eye. when i did drama and music (trust me I used to sing as a kid), i started becoming more confident and look people in the eye.

i have a problem with looking people in the eye. feels so vulnerable. i had gone through a long way from being a kid but at times i find it hard to look people in the eye especially if you're doing two things. walking and talking at the same time.
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Posted 11/3/12
Where else would you look if you were talking to someone? Imo, If you see someone looking at you while talking its because they actually want to listen to you. I'm not saying that if the person isn't looking at you doesn't want to listen to you but if they are looking at you they want to hear what you are going to say next.
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Posted 11/3/12
I'm naturally on the quiet/shy side so I always feel awkward looking random people in the eyes.
Now if I have some business with them, I'll look them in the eye for maybe 2 seconds, then I feel awkward and look away.

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Posted 11/3/12

mau5undead wrote:

to me when i look people in the eyes it means two things.. i am genuinly interested in what you have to say and have respect for you
2nd: it is also a way to assert dominance over another/force them to pay attention to you


You're going to make a great mother seeing as you've already got the proper nagging technique down.
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Posted 11/3/12
1. Either I am pretending to listen to you
2. Actually listening to you
3. Or I am just doing it just to do it
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Posted 11/5/12 , edited 11/5/12

Halobravo wrote:

I really don't like to look people in the eye, but i'm a very introverted person so i spend most my time by myself. When walking i do look down at the floor and keep my eyes locked from straying up and making accidental eye contact with someone. It sounds strange to put it that way like its serious or something lol its not like we just had sex by having our eyes meet it just makes me uncomfortable. I have been shy my entire life, and although i have recently come out of my shell a lot from what i use to be i am for sure more comfortable by myself and not around other people.

There are times when i feel like i really need to keep eye contact with someone and i will but the situation rarely comes up. For the most part i don't think its really that necessary .


thats the same with me lol, when i was little i could never make eye contact and i usually looked down or played with something whenever i talked to someone, and although my dad told me to have direct eye contact it always feels awkward and i can only hold it for a few seconds until i start looking around.
Posted 11/5/12
It's uncomfortable but you need to especially if you want the person to know that you're interested in listening to them..
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22 / F / Baguio, Philippines
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Posted 11/5/12
i don't look people in the eye because i'm more busy at things like listening to music or texting and my mind is just in another world. hehe
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26 / M / Socal
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Posted 11/6/12
when its a guy I look in their eyes - unless they have authority(teacher, police, etc.), then I look away
when its a girl I tend to look directly into their eyes, but sometimes I get too nervous to maintain eye contact so I break off, then in my head I think to myself that I, "must... maintain... eye... contact"

in general though, if I'm thinking or remembering something, I tend to look up or the left
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