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I Have Trouble Making Eye Contact

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 167 People

    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

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    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

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    But...

    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

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    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

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    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.
    Scarlet2 Scarlet2 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 25, 2011

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    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 66-70 Apr 11, 2010

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    Difficulty

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

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    My Biggest Fear..

    is to look directly into someone else's eyes
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 70+, F Nov 30, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    queenjellyfish queenjellyfish 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I found out yesterday that my eyes are healthy enough to try eye contacts! I am so excited and can't wait until I go to my contact training!
    Abbybear911 Abbybear911 16-17, F Mar 11

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    Eyes are such a powerful part of the human body and eye contact with people is extremely powerful. We can saw so much with our eyes.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    How crazy, my guy makes me practice eye contact with him. :) It's too intense sometimes and it's maybe stupid but i almost cried trying to get out of it the first time. Just all...
    megansunshine megansunshine 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I have trouble falling asleep earlier than 1am even during the work week. And even if I did not sleep much the previous night, I would still be awake until late the next night. Any...
    VoiceInYourHead VoiceInYourHead 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I have trouble talking to people about me. I can do superficial talk about me, just nothing beyond surface level. I can talk to about anything else from politics and religion to...
    Kathrax Kathrax 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    A therapist I was working for , building a huge wooden bookshelf, told me after talking religion and, politics also the meaning of life while I was working , that I was the wisest...
    madmoe68 madmoe68 41-45, M Mar 24

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    I don't even know her last name and I've only had a handful of real conversations with her yet I know that in my eyes she's amazing. I've deleted her number and messages more times...
    Imnotreelyhere Imnotreelyhere 31-35, M Mar 15

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    My parents split a few years ago. My mom fell in love with a neighbor and eventually moved states away. That was the most difficult depressing time of my life. As soon as she moved...
    Shessolovely Shessolovely 18-21 2 days ago

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    I have always had trouble telling people how I feel. There have been a few girls that I have become sort of friends with and wished I could tell them how I feel and I could get...
    Balockay Balockay 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    What is wrong with this site??! Every time I try to log in from an actual computer, it tells me my username and or password are invalid. Same when I try to log in from my cell...
    Shygirl2002 Shygirl2002 13-15, F Mar 4

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    What is wrong with this site??! Every time I try to log in from an actual computer, it tells me my username and or password are invalid. Same when I try to log in from my cell...
    Shygirl2002 Shygirl2002 13-15, F Mar 4

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    When I was younger I thought I knew how **** worked, how mistaken was I. Or maybe I did and I recently lost that "click" people have with one another. Recently I've ignored my...
    2scared2login 2scared2login 18-21, M Mar 9

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    I can never think of anything to say. If someone asks me what I think of something-I don't know. My mind is blank. I can't think of anything to say. If a whole group of people are...
    huntressx3 huntressx3 16-17, F Mar 12

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    Every night since January I have started to have several dreams in the night and I wake up each time from them throughout the night. I don't really remember them well besides the...
    KadriMacarov KadriMacarov 18-21, F Mar 17

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    I need help. I was just on spring break and I ****** up my sleeping schedule. I need help! I have school tomorrow!
    universegirl101 universegirl101 13-15, F Mar 22

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    I have a very long history of sleeping problems. I can't stay up longer than midnight in fear of sleepwalking. I twitch in my sleep. Sometimes I wake up to leg cramps and...
    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F a week ago

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    When I moved to London in grade 9, I became friends with a girl who cut and attempted suicide many times, and my sister began to cut as well. In grade 10, I became friends with...
    drowninginsaltwater drowninginsaltwater 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Spent 13 hours drinking on Saturday. It had been a while I started to worry that I would feel terrible in the morning. Thankfully, I felt fine. Just a bit stiff from sleeping on a...
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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    Heyy, I'm posting one of the most horrible and traumatic experiences in my life here because I have literally no one I could tell this story to, so I was hoping some of you guys...
    modd096 modd096 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    And deny bullies Plus reward them. Since they think they won.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 23

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    It usually takes someone scratching my back, playing with my hair or (weird) rubbing my ears to put me into a deep sleep very quickly. For some strange reason, having my ears...
    futureMD futureMD 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    I feel like my friends don't like me anymore, but I'm too scared to say anything.
    CYANIDExSILENCE CYANIDExSILENCE 13-15, F Mar 8

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    Such a bad night with the hubby. I'm not sure if I'm overreacting to the things he says. I just wish I wouldn't care so much about what he thinks.
    Skyfreckles Skyfreckles 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I fall asleep quick and easy, usually within 5-10 minutes of laying down....then I sleep for about three hours and then wake up every 30 minutes to an hour for the rest of the...
    katiebeth91 katiebeth91 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Only an hour into my five hour bus ride and I've become a fidget master! Can't wait for the first pit stop so I can do some stretches and move about!!
    lavigne23 lavigne23 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    It's quite annoying actually. I don't know what it is but my doctor said it might be mild Insomnia. I sleep about two to four hours a night. Sometimes not at all.
    Aviaria Aviaria 13-15, F Mar 17

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    Or the trailer. And the car. And the motel room.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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    i'm glad i met someone here who gives me a little hope for tomorrow. tomorrow i'm going to make a fake tattoo haha.
    Raicyn Raicyn 18-21, F Mar 24

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    we talked to mom today.She criticised the partners I choose. I mean like the previous one was fine but was a bad guy, this one is not good-looking and it's unknown even if he's at...
    darkblue0909 darkblue0909 18-21, F 4 days ago

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