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I Have Trouble Making Eye Contact

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 170 People

    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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    My Biggest Fear..

    is to look directly into someone else's eyes
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25 Nov 30, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ilovelove23 ilovelove23 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I love looking into someone's eyes. That's the one surefire way to tell how they are feeling, whether they are happy to be around you or not, and whether they care about what you...
    beautifulbizarre beautifulbizarre 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    This would be the third time coming back into each others lives. The first two times I was the one who asked him to leave me alone. He's so convincing and it drives me crazy. It's...
    ayoitsrayray ayoitsrayray 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    i think its powerful. its amazing hhow you could feel so much connection between another person just by looking through their eyes. whether its your boyfriend, girlfriend, or...
    pixiegirl43 pixiegirl43 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I once had a lady friend with whom I had a very intense connection. Sometime into our relationship I told her the night we met u could have taken her hand and led her to bed...
    DomScorpioMale DomScorpioMale 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Right now I'm not in a relationship. I have very few friends. A very close friend just went off to college.other friends are pot heads. I'm okay with that but I don't smoke and and...
    Daavviid Daavviid 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    If you're in a dimly lit room with another person, so dim that you can JUST make out the person's facial features when up close, if you stare into their eyes you will hallucinate...
    gish1893 gish1893 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    When someone has eye contact with me it feels like they can see all the way inside of me. I end up saying both the good and bad stuff about me. It seems like they can already see...
    saturn812 saturn812 56-60, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    If i am attracted to someone I make a lot of eye contact and love to look in to there eyes
    susango1 susango1 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Eye contact... It shows the person you are talking to is actually listening...
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Eye contact is one of the most powerful and beautiful thing I've seen. When you look closely and just take a deep breath you can see the emotions dancing through there. How...
    Livetillmadness Livetillmadness 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    There's this new science teacher at my school, and I find myself so incredibly attracted to him, I don't even understand; I've never had a crush on a teacher, but I have been...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    It's awkward with me and my crush... She flirts with me... I can tell... But her mom is my teacher for a semester which is awkward... Also, in band when we can't talk we are about...
    Crossdress4life Crossdress4life 18-21, T 5 days ago

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    Walking around with my husband with one eye swollen shut... Gets us some pretty mean looks 😂👏🏻
    kissinkittie kissinkittie 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've always had it. Ever since I was a little kid. I absolutely hate my body image. All it takes is one photogenic girl who looks so beautiful and confident to make me hate myself...
    prettyinpinkandpunk prettyinpinkandpunk 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M Aug 22

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    Eye contact is very important with me. It tells so much weather truth or lies or passion. Eyes don't lie the mouth and mind may but lie but cant hide for eyes will reveal.
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    I've recently bought two pairs, and by all honesty this is my new obsession! I'll be wearing the red ones until expiration and then white!
    Jaylaska Jaylaska 13-15, F Aug 22

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    Like I have these brown eyes but sometimes in the light they will turn light brown and sometimes they will get chestnut brown but on a regular day they're dark brown. I love my...
    AquamarineCiara AquamarineCiara 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    that scene in the breakfast club where allie sheedy's character uses makes snow from shaking her hair on her drawing...? no one SHOULD be able to relate. (leans in...
    spinsterC spinsterC 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    my son does! he has green eyes with one brown spot in one of em!
    LoV3KiLlSsLoWLy LoV3KiLlSsLoWLy 56-60, F Aug 21

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    My eye color changes depending on my mood (:
    morgs11marie morgs11marie 18-21, F Aug 21

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    My eyes take on the color of my shirt or the light in the sky...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 21

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    I have blue eyes but they change shades of blue from dark blue to light blue and even gray. Sometimes I'll get a white halo around my pupils. I've had some people think I wear...
    TotalityOfMe TotalityOfMe 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    I had incidents that happened to me to make me keep my guard up. I had one that I feel has traumatized me in some way. I even had nightmares about it.
    Perseph0ne Perseph0ne 26-30, F Aug 21

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    I was born with dark brown eyes but when I was twelve I woke up with green eyes and now they keep on changing to dark green,light green and a yellowish green and I don't know why...
    maltezer maltezer 22-25 Aug 21

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    I was born with brown eye's but when I was twelve I woke up with green eyes and now the keep changing to dark green,light green and a yellowish green no one in my family have...
    maltezer maltezer 22-25 Aug 21

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    When I was almost four years old I saw a dead that's been left on the streets. I was red and swollen and had the had the worst smell you could imagine. Apparently, we had a...
    wallflower01 wallflower01 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I fear eye contact I have a history of abuse and when people look me in the eyes I get threatened
    BeYourBest007 BeYourBest007 36-40, F Aug 20

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    This is the best medicine to put you to sleep! Better than nightquill zzz quill
    Daavviid Daavviid 18-21, M Aug 19

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