Its So Awkward...

ive never been comfortable making eye contact with anyone. at my job i work with the public. and i always worry that people think im mean and rude because i never look in their eyes.  i even had a boyfriend once that was really bothered by it. i dont even like to look family in the eyes. i dont know whats wrong with me. but i feel like its more a problem of me not wanting others to see "me" . im a very private person and i think my eyes give away my thoughts and feelings
jshirlnita jshirlnita
46-50, F
1 Response Aug 3, 2010

I know just how you feel. I have to make myself have eye contact even with my kids. It really bothers me and I try to stop this annoying habit but gosh it is hard! Since you`re a girl I wouldn`t worry about it too much but if you want to change you can. I find that when I go through periods of not making eye contact I have to look straight into the other persons pupils and that helps then I am concentrating on their eyes and what they have to say and it usually works out okay long enough to have at least a business conversation. But having said that I prefer not to look people in the eyes the whole time I`m talking to them. To me it is a sign of rudeness.