How to Maintain Eye Contact without Being Creepy?
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How to Make Eye Contact Without Feeling Awkward?
Do you ever have trouble looking people in the eyes? You’re talking to someone,
and you don’t know where to look.
For some reason, you get nervous and feel weird or uncomfortable making eye
contact with people, as if you’re looking into the other person’s soul, or they will see
into your soul.
Maybe you get this sudden urge to turn away and look anywhere but at their
eyes. Maybe you also worry that if the other person can see your eyes, they will find
out how awkward you feel talking to them and realize you’re a loser.
Have you ever wondered why you feel this way? Why you have such a hard time
holding eye contact?
In this post I’ll answer this question, and I’ll also give you some tips about exactly
how often and how long you should look someone in the eyes for it to seem
Why Is Looking Someone in The Eyes Important?
I’m sure you’ve heard that old saying, “It’s not what you say but how you say it that
Most of human communication is nonverbal. One study at UCLA found that up to
93 percent of communication effectiveness has nothing to do with words. What really
matters is your body language, vocal tonality and yes, eye contact.
Of all of these, arguably the most important is eye contact. Why? Because we form
connections with people through eye contact. In fact, psychologist Arthur
Aaron believed you can make anyone fall in love with you by asking them 36
personal questions and then looking them deeply in the eyes for 4 minutes.
So if you want to have real friendships and intimacy and not just shallow small
talk, then you will have to start looking people in the eyes. That’s just the way
Are you human? Then you need to make eye contact, probably lots more than you
do now. However, you also don’t want to creep the other person out.
How Much Eye Contact Is Normal?