I Have Trouble Making Eye Contact

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 166 People

    It Really Makes Me Seem Weird...

    I've always suffered from some degree of social anxiety disorder, but in the recent years, and I'm not sure why, it has lessened in degree. I no longer have instant panic attacks when in groups of people and can function more or less normally in day to day activities. However...
    EnigmaVest EnigmaVest
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 23, 2009

    My Biggest Fear..

    is to look directly into someone else's eyes
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    Nov 30, 2010


    I don't know why, but i find this difficult, for no apparent reason.
    jubeanation jubeanation
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 24, 2009

    In Another Group Like This...

    I said how I hope to restore my ability to have eye contact.
    XxJamberxX XxJamberxX
    18-21, F
    Feb 20, 2011

    Almost Impossible

    Making eye contact is one thing I've always struggled with.  I can't look a person in the eye for more than a few seconds before having to look away.  Somedays I really do try, but I find other people's stares to be absolutely piercing.  I'm not sure what I'm...
    shygirl14 shygirl14
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Sep 14, 2009

    I Don't Like It

    I find it kind of awkward at times, it's like people can see into you i guess, plus i don't trust people with my feelings at all. It also makes me feel so self conscious. x
    deschanel deschanel
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Aug 24, 2009

    Can't Stand It.

    i have a problem looking striaght into peoples eyes. it's feels weird. exspecially with like someone i like, or love, like a boyfriend.
    gothicromantic gothicromantic
    16-17, F
    Aug 7, 2009


    I'm getting better.  I finally recognized my faults and now I'm working on them.  I'm determined to be better.  Must make eye contact with at least five people, each day.  However, I've noticed that when I reach five, I keep going... UPDATE: October 2009 A few...
    ChevyGirl ChevyGirl
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Aug 6, 2009

    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
    1 Response Jul 4, 2013

    Makes Me Feel Awkward

    Awkward and uncomfortable. That's how I feel when I have to look someone in the eyes. I have to consciously force myself to make eye contact....especially when talking to strangers or people I barely know.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 25, 2011

    Hiding My Soul

    People say that if they looked into your eyes, they could see your soul. So, I hide my eyes behind my hair in case they see through my mask and realize that I have been faking smiles and happiness all along.
    SomewhereTomorrow SomewhereTomorrow
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2009

    Look Into My Eyes...

    ...look into my eyes, the eyes, the eyes, not around the eyes, don't look around my eyes, look into my eyes *click* You're under. Yeah, instead I look all around the room, probably seeming like a right knob as I feign interest in an ordinary light fixture or some other...
    newmurderer newmurderer
    Apr 11, 2010
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