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I Have Trouble Making Eye Contact

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 165 People

    My Biggest Fear..

    is to look directly into someone else's eyes
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F Nov 30, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 25, 2011

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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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    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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    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 70+ Apr 11, 2010

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    basically because i've made so much bad decisions.I have always wondered how my life would've changed if i had changed my decision. nowadays i toss coins to take small decisions...
    alexgabriel alexgabriel 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I don't speak unless someone speaks to me first...
    ClearEverglass ClearEverglass 13-15, F Dec 7

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    Hi everyone I hope we can all be good friends :)
    bezogoon bezogoon 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    People think im mean, but im simply only shy, and want someone to talk to.
    EmoAngelOfLight EmoAngelOfLight 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I like to make eye contact with cute guys. Once they look at me. I don't look at them anymore. I start to blush and I look ugly blushing I heard that from guys.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Nov 21

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    Eye contact: how souls catch on fire....
    SweetEmotions SweetEmotions 36-40, F 13 Responses Nov 21

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    When I am talking to someone and they start to lose interest in what I am talking about, it hurts my feelings and I have trouble walking away. I want to keep trying to get their...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    I feel abandoned. My own fault. Audioslave reminds me of some dark days. Can't listen to them. I have trouble letting go, getting over, and moving on. In my heart.
    Peacepuppy Peacepuppy 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 7

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    I stay up till late hours of the night trying to fall asleep. My eyes feel strained ! And im tired but i cant gall asleep.
    amberlxl amberlxl 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    not always but sometimes.. there was this one time a girl and i exchanged few glances and it felt like i have already met her before.like i already know her. but i was too shy and...
    Camouflage Camouflage 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    I suppose I could call it insomnia. It has been both productive and destructive in my life. I can remember as a child having great difficulty sleeping. When I discovered books I...
    TunnelofTrees TunnelofTrees 36-40, M Nov 28

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    Stayed out late. Didn't have a curfew, didn't get into trouble until after Thanksgiving. It wasn't even my friends fault
    LilRedFoxTail LilRedFoxTail 18-21, M Nov 30

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    Hi all just thought I would share my experience's Im now 33 I've lived with a lazy eye for as long as I can remember. I've just started a new job and it constantly feels like I'm...
    troy81 troy81 31-35, M Dec 1

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    I don't think it's just because I'm cocky or the biggest egoist in the world. It's got to be more than that, because I think I've apologized a total of 5-6 times my whole life...ok...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F Dec 2

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    Currently my boyfriend is dealing with some family stuff, and I really want to be there for him, I just don't always know how. I so often feel like my emotions make me vulnerable...
    lillyforever4 lillyforever4 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I have so many things to do. From midterms to projects to hand in to classes to attend to New Year's shopping, to getting people gifts to figuring out what I want from 2015 and...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F Dec 3

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    My 3.5 yr old boy is petrified of the toilet for no reason. I have tried encouragement with stickers, rewards charts, toy cars and even chocolate. Nothing seems to get him to want...
    omniversereality omniversereality 31-35, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have big caribian blue eyes :)
    ooprincess27oo ooprincess27oo 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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    They are only blue in strong light. Otherwise they appear grey, but that doesn't bother me. One’s own eyes after all are there to see, not be seen. In theory.
    morea morea 22-25, F Nov 28

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    My eye color is weird it's not hazel but it's either like dark green or light or dark brown. Sheesh pick one
    dancerwithheart dancerwithheart 13-15, F Nov 30

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    Makes me uncomfortable. ;A;
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F Nov 22

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    Mostly with those really weird mofo's that stare just a little bit too long and intensely.
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    When a guy tell you to kill yourself? Okie den? Thanks for your input
    XXburnttoastXX XXburnttoastXX 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    Even though it's better this way, and al my effort was meant for the happiness and greater good, except that which I could not control, I'd want to say, how much you made me happy...
    Peacepuppy Peacepuppy 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    I honestly don't know if it will ever trust anyone again. It didn't work so well last time. If I do it will take a long long time
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F Dec 1

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    I try to be 100-90% honest... but people want to keep things that involve my happiness.. and wonder why I stop being so honest with them.... I stoped trusting you when you mislead...
    butterflyofchange butterflyofchange 18-21, F Dec 1

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    Why don't I believe you anymore
    paradox123 paradox123 16-17, F Dec 5

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    Get out of my head, I'm trying to sleep... Stop keeping me awake with your unnecessary nightmares.
    BloodofAmara BloodofAmara 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I start hockey tomorrow and ugh my coach isn't helping she doesn't communicate and wants me to play Saturday when I can't, I've never been in hockey skates before either! I can't...
    SomethingAboutFigureSkating SomethingAboutFigureSkating 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I can't sleep. I did sleep for an hour. I awoke feeling sad, scared, and lonely. I wonder why. a bad dream that I can't remember maybe. kicked out of bed. now curled up on...
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Cause I'm full of chocolate. It fills my soul.
    RainbowLoveFire RainbowLoveFire 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I have social anxiety and I'm going to live on my own for the 1st time.I lived with my mom my whole life and now she's moving with her boyfriend and is telling me that I'm going to...
    isaiahZ isaiahZ 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    NOVEMBER 3rd 2014(monday) It was my sisters birthday.I went to a temple with my sister and her family(uncle). After 1 hour we reached the temple and i told them that i will sit...
    Camouflage Camouflage 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    Some of you men may be able to somehow relate to my story headline, so you probably know how much it sucks when you've had the worst luck with women. As a man in my 30s, I have...
    dude2278 dude2278 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 20

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