Maintaining eye contact can be one of the most important things in interpersonal communication. And if you are like me, you would probably realize that an inability to maintain effective eye contact with a person can be a really debilitating experience.
For that, here are some eye contact “training wheels” that would allow you to project the illusion that you are maintaining eye contact, up till the point where you are ready to begin actually looking someone in the eye. It is vital that you use this as a half-way point to get to the ultimate goal of maintaining eye contact, because being able to keep track of others’ eyes when you are talking to them gives you a lot of information allowing you to empathize better.
So here’s what to do. If maintaining a long amount of eye contact makes you nervous, look right above the person you are conversing with in the middle lower part of the other’s temple. As simple as that.
|The middle of George's forehead is where you want to look.|
One thing you must remember, eye contact is a very tricky subject, and when faked can really come off as weird, since you may maintain too much or too little of it. That’s why it’s really important to actually shift to naturalize how you look someone eye-to-eye. I shall release a synopsis on why and how humans maintain eye contact in social setups, so stay tuned!
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