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I Have Trouble Making Eye Contact

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 168 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My Biggest Fear..

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

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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

    I have trouble due to social anxiety, problems with people before and fear of immediate rejection. Which in turn leads to awkwardness and sometimes I tend to embarrass myself more...
    xxRaindrop xxRaindrop 18-21, M Apr 10

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    Always have and probably always will. I find it extremely difficult, hard, and awkward...
    Juliette19 Juliette19 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    If this is you follow my tips! This is my experience and tips: So this is bacically when your first starting high school in year 7 or it can be for anything really. So I remember...
    FriendshipQ FriendshipQ 13-15, F Apr 10

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    It's especially with the clothes I wear. Because I want to express myself completely and I'm always pursuing individualism. So my clothes have to be something that describes me and...
    queenjellyfish queenjellyfish 16-17, F Mar 29

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    I have one of my life's biggest decision lying in front of me but I can't decide what to do. I've taken so much time but I don't know what to do. I've been trying to put it...
    Imexhausted Imexhausted 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    But I really like talking to people.
    damnitskaity damnitskaity 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My mom yelled at me earlier for not making eye contact earlier with one of her co-workers. ._. I mean, I was responding back to him, I just so happened to be looking at a tree...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    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...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 13

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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 Mar 30

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    I have no other friends with eyes like mine that have brown hair. All of them have brown eyes. It makes me feel kind of special :)
    erinbear123 erinbear123 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    In the right lighting my eyes sparkle perfectly. Sometimes I position myself just right when I see someone cute so my eyes look good lol
    UnbalancedHero UnbalancedHero 16-17, M Apr 13

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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 Mar 27

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    Criticism never bugged me until this year. I guess cause alot of things changed idk but anyone I'm around comments on my weight, how I look, or just me being me. My friends and...
    lilly756 lilly756 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    As much as I'd love to have amazing blues, greens or hazels or even a mixture of heterochromial (i dont think thats even a word) colours, I have dark brown. Its not as if anything...
    Angelyn2097 Angelyn2097 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Is it bad that I feel if I'm taking to a person online that I should at least see the persons face so I can see whom I'm speaking to
    rainbowpride15 rainbowpride15 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 Mar 28

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    I can't sleep any at all anyone want to talk?
    beachgirl13 beachgirl13 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I'm so angry with you. I keep looking on your last fm music feed and keep thinking about you. Looking up the lyrics of the songs you're listening to. wondering if they mean you...
    drakewood drakewood 26-30, F Mar 28

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    [see picture] Wtf is this!!?? I barely see any difference between the two! Why do they get so much dark blue (deep sleep) with AND without earplugs?! That's not even fair... >_>
    ArrowPewPew ArrowPewPew 18-21 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I don't know what it is, but I want more. I don't know how to change my body clock to get more.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I'm just sad because I really like you; more than I've like anyone. Tonight I got slapped in the face with the reality that I'll never be able to call you mine and that isn't a...
    angela9817 angela9817 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I take pills and medicine but I feel like **** in the mornings... Any ideas that may actually help me fall asleep besides pills? ( please don't say a warm cup of milk or counting...
    TheWorldsExiled TheWorldsExiled 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Yup. I really want to sleep at this point of time but i don't know how. Fudge
    pawpawyumul pawpawyumul 16-17, F Apr 16

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    She never loved me and after 5 years I am still in love with her
    poetatdusk poetatdusk 18-21, T a week ago

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    awful night last night feel awful today
    mysmugcat mysmugcat 41-45, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Im am not diseased, nor do I have an illness. I just have trouble making eye contact, I dont think Im better than everyone else when I dont socialize in fact its quite the opposite...
    Socalsunset Socalsunset 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I have trouble making direct contact with people but I love big rabbit like green and blue eyes so much!! gawhh gimeee When I'm feeling self concious it helps for me to point out...
    paytonolivia paytonolivia 13-15, F Apr 2

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    My Teacher Was At My Cousin's Wedding... Ok, I'm actually surprised this group hadn't existed as yet. I mean... it seems to be such a frequent occurrence for me and I'm pretty...
    megamjfan megamjfan 16-17, F Mar 25

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    So I walk into my English lesson, excited as I'm getting back an essay I worked really hard on and think I did quite well on. My teacher walks up to me, hands me the essay without...
    yellowrose29 yellowrose29 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    1) smelling bad around me 2) breath smelling bad 3) guys who think they know everything 4) quietness on the phone or in person 5) wearing no poplar anything brand 6) guys who...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Apr 11

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