Eye Contact Is Important

I always look people in the eye when I'm addressing them. To me, its a gesture of respect and honesty and trustworthiness. What's not to like?

....Although there are those people who excel at lying while looking at you straight in the eye...

vinividivici21 vinividivici21
22-25, F
5 Responses May 10, 2008

i have like an eye phobia in a way. I cant look someone in the eyes longer than like five seconds at a time befor kinda feeling uncomfortable. It isnt a lack of respect, it just makes me feel uncomfortable, even with my wife. Its been like that since i can remember

Shhh! You'll jinx me! ;D

Never say never. Old people now have pimped canes ya know.. scaarry!!

LOL!<br />
Yes, I know eye contact etiquette is different among cultures. Fortunately, my habit hasn't gotten me into trouble! ;D

in my home (an island) it is also disrespectful prolong eye contact. it's like your challenging the person. an example is like when a fight is about to start and a person keeps pushing another to see how they will react. i have been scolded by my elders so i know (one usually learns a lesson when the elder yells wit a mean lookin cane on one hand).<br />
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now the confusing part is that i respect my culture, but I also believe that eye contact shows honesty. and i know it means respect to you guys. <br />
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so i try to be courteous of both worlds but sometimes i get so confused i end up batting my eyes really fast people look at me funny..lol