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Eye contact

By Matthias · Jun 15, 2020 ·
A few tips to make eye contact easier.
  1. If you clicked an older link to how to understand people better", go to Why social interactions are stressful


    This is a cultural thing. In some countries where eye contact is expected, a lack of eye contact can be viewed as a sign of anxiety. Since lying often causes anxiety, people may not trust you if you don’t look at their eyes.

    Poor eye contact isn’t unique to autism. People with social anxiety disorder who aren’t autistic also have this problem. In the short-term, you can adapt by looking between people’s eyes.

    Eye contact is important for trust as well as to help read facial expressions. One way to improve eye contact is to practice while watching TV. Focusing on looking at people’s eyes will make it harder to pay attention to what they’re saying but if you keep practicing, you may find that you start to do it naturally without thinking about it.


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