I Am Afraid Of Eye Contact

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 161 People

    Hate It

    I'm not afraid I just really don't like it. It's like when someone looks into your eyes they can see into your soul, I know it's random but thats how I feel.
    Icanthelpet Icanthelpet
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 4, 2011


    I am truly afraid of eye contact it just feels way to personal. I cannot look someone in the eye. I don't have anything to hide or am a afraid I just feel as if it is impossible to look strangers directly in the eyes.
    TRiNiRiCaN TRiNiRiCaN
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jul 22, 2007

    It's Destroying My Life.

    it was all good,before never had it in my head screaming all the time,i just got lost in life with me been bullied and teased at high school trying to fit in,it all started when this girl asked me if i look people in the eyes or i read thier lips so i noticed i was lip reading...
    BeingRose BeingRose
    18-21, F
    Jul 27, 2011

    I Fear Feeling What They Are Feeling

    I avoid eye contact with people (even my own parents) when they are talking about emotional stuff because the strong emotions (anger/depression/disappointment) that I FEEL from their eyes always make me feel very uncomfortable and trigger similar STRONG emotions in me. Does...
    anttang anttang
    22-25, F
    Jul 4, 2013

    ...if I don't like you.

    Or if we've just met. I feel like you can really see through someone when you look in their eyes. The people I've just met I don't trust. The people I don't like don't deserve to see me. If I'm looking into your eyes I'm trying to make a connection. I'm reaching out. (Which...
    Blueaquatic Blueaquatic
    18-21, F
    Feb 15, 2014

    The Painful Truth

    I have severe depression and I can't seem to vent or let it out to anyone. When I'm in school, I hide my head and avoid people as best as I can. My one teacher always asks how I am and I try so hard to avoid eye contact with him because I'm TERRIFIED that he will see through me...
    ScreamsOfSilence ScreamsOfSilence
    18-21, F
    Nov 4, 2013

    Dunno Why....

    I don't know why I find eye contact so uncomfortable, but I do.  The very thought of meeting someone's eyes makes me almost sick to my stomach.  The worst of it is that society deems it polite to meet eyes.  I just cannot do it, not for long.  I have...
    SunnyKris SunnyKris
    26-30, F
    Mar 25, 2008

    Even Though I Love Eyes

    I love eyecontact, but at the same time i am afraid that person thinks i'm ''interested''. One of the things that attract me in a person are eyes. I melt for blue eyes and lately that is getting a bit awkward. When i talk to someone i like to make eyecontact, but when i stare...
    Shyone2 Shyone2
    18-21, F
    Mar 21, 2012

    Outgoing Personality, But All Of A Sudden Afraid Of Eye Contact.

    I'm a senior in college and very outgoing. I am the first out of my group of friends to go up to an attractive guy at a bar and introduce myself, the first to raise my hand in class to participate, etc... Over the past several months, I have gradually developed a fear of eye...
    musgjm6 musgjm6
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 17, 2009

    Drama Class

    the teacher made us stare at classmates for ten minutes straight to get us used to meeting people's gazes in the audience .. awkwardest class ever?
    k8ebakes2 k8ebakes2
    Nov 27, 2011


    I use to be able to make eye contact with others... but once I started school, at age six, I would make eye contact with other kids and smile and hope they would be my friend. And the reaction was always the same, "What are YOU looking at? You got an eye problem?"...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Dec 10, 2008

    I have trouble making eye contact.

    It's either too much eye contact or too little and I know sometimes it's noticeable and makes it seem awkward. How do I get over this
    jullunety jullunety
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 10, 2014

    Eyes Are The Devil

    I'm scared to might eye contact at first or when I'm thinking really hard. Some people have a problem with that but I don't care anymore. I was so afraid of people and being told to make eye contact that it hurts sometimes when people bring it up.
    Oxxgirl Oxxgirl
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2012

    i have a big fear of eye contact to cashier at

    supermarket. i had bad moment there today.and days.. i dislike cashier at some supermarket.. they are always irritated and scared of me.. but i'm okay with eye contact to cashier of other shopping malls..,tho. i'm scared of mean people:((!!!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 13, 2015

    I Just Don't Like It...

    I really can't look people in the eye.. I just automatically turn away again and look down. I just find it kind of weird to look in peoples eyes. I have to really force myself to look people in the eye but I can only keep it for a few seconds. I just feel so uncomfortable with it...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 16, 2010

    I Cannot Look At Eyes,, since I Was 18 !! Now I am 27..

    first of all, my English language is not very well. So, I hope you to understand me and to share me your comments....   when I look to someone's eye, I feel that he is aware about my secrets!! which I feel so shy when I remember. So, I become confused and sluttering. I...
    Boodaa Boodaa
    26-30, M
    4 Responses May 27, 2009

    I Can't Help It.

     Every time I look someone in the eye it's like a reflex to turn away. No matter how hard I try I cannot hold eye contact with anybody.
    WillingToHelp WillingToHelp
    16-17, M
    Sep 10, 2009

    Gah Why Is It So Hard?

    I hate looking people in the eyes and when they look in my eyes. I don't know what they are thinking, and I don't want them to fall in love with me or something I guess. But i'm getting over it after learning a book called How to talk to anyone: 92 ways for big success in...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 25, 2008

    Eye Contact

    I once encountered a 3rd level manager who tried his level best not to make direct eye contact with you. He would pick out something directly beside and behind you and focus his eyes there. This is very disconcerting to say the least. When seated there is almost no way to avoid...
    maninfl maninfl
    70+, M
    2 Responses Nov 27, 2011

    To Be As When I Was Young!

    I remember being a little kid and I was able to stare people in the eye with no problem, in fact I preferred it!  There's no greater connection between the observer and the observed that eye contact.  It inspires a feeling of confidence.  I hope to restore this ability someday...
    XxJamberxX XxJamberxX
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2011
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