“The Eyes are the Mirrors of the Soul!”
In my protocol and etiquette coaching and training seminars, there are three reasons why people don’t want to make eye contact:
- People are shy and lack confidence to look you in the eye.
- Cultural differences: It is well known that Asians may not look you in the eye as a sign of respect.
- Younger generations, who spend so much time on their computers, I-Phones etc., just don’t see the importance of this as a powerful communications / relationship building tool. As mentioned in the article, they don’t want to miss something. It is actually a struggle for many of them to learn this discipline.
One solution is to “pretend that the person whom you are speaking with, has a red dot (resembling a Bindi) between the eyes and to look at that spot while in conversation. Even if one is shy, it will still appear to the other person that you are looking them in the eye.
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