Census Do you look people in the eyes when you talk to them?

Discussion in 'Community' started by EmpireForever, Sep 28, 2013.

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Well?

Yes; it's important to look people in the eye to establish strong social bonds with fellow humans. 23 vote(s) 82.1%
No; I can neither trust or be trusted and should not be allowed to participate in society. 5 vote(s) 17.9%
  1. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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  2. Zapdos Force Ghost

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    Jan 7, 2013
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    i can see clearly now the rain is gone
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  3. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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  4. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    star 7
    He doesn't blink in that movie.
  5. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    Nov 19, 2007
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    I do, but then people tell me my eyes are disturbing and creepy. So then I don't.
  6. LifeInTechnicolor Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 3, 2012
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    Most of the time. However,if they are really hot or I hate them, it gets hard to look into their eyes.
  7. Dinos4Ever Jedi Master

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    Sep 4, 2013
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    I prefer to look at somebody's general face. On an instinctual level staring into a persons eyes always seemed a bit confrontational or aggressive, as if I was challenging their authority.
  8. GenAntilles Force Ghost

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    Jul 24, 2007
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    Typically I am doing something when someone is talking to me or the person I am talking to is doing something. So in either case eye contact is never really made as I or the person I am speaking to continues looking at whatever they were or are doing. Occasionally I or that person would look up and momentarily look at either myself or the person but long periods of eye contact are never made.

    But rarely do I look someone in the eye, if I do I tend to immediately begin to sweat, my eyes water profusely, and my body begins to twitch. Oddly though the only way I've found to avoid those is to make everything I say a lie, then I seem perfectly normal.
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  9. Rebel_Padawan Force Ghost

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    Apr 11, 2003
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    No. I recently learnt that my avoidance of eye contact is a trait of having aspergers (which I also only recently discovered I have).
    I'm also not great at reading body language.
  10. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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    Aug 23, 2009
    star 5
    I'm autistic and shy, so no, not really.
  11. darth_gersh Force Ghost

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  12. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Of course. What the hell is wrong with you people?


    Not really. I don't want to know. Don't PM me. Oh God no. Stop it.
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  13. darthcaedus1138 Force Ghost

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    Oct 13, 2007
    star 5
    I look people in the forehead when I talk to them.

    Freaks them out.
  14. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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  15. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    That's why you won't look me in the eyes, @Rogue_Ten?

    Um I always do. I distrust people who don't, as they've either got Assburgers or some other excuse for strangeness, or are KGB spies and not to be trusted.
    Last edited by Ender Sai, Sep 29, 2013
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  16. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    What if they're wearing sunglasses?
  17. Violent Violet Menace Force Ghost

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    Aug 11, 2004
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    Hey Ender, how about this guy? He turns your assumption on its head. The only time he looks you in the eye is when he's lying.

    I love it. [face_laugh]
    Last edited by Violent Violet Menace, Sep 29, 2013
  18. Zapdos Force Ghost

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    Jan 7, 2013
    star 5
    assburgers. hahahhahhha
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  19. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    You slap them off their face.
  20. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Nov 20, 2012
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    What if they're nailed on the person's face?
  21. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Feb 18, 2001
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    If they're wearing sunglasses, apply what you know of human facial geometry to their face and look at where their eyes should be. One of two things will happen; 1) You'll be looking into their eyes, or 2) You'll be highlighting to them the genetic deformity that is their misshapen head, with eyes out of usual place. Their insecurities will be amplied beyond reason, but how were you meant to know they were a googly-eyed freak?

    Either way, good outcomes.
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  22. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Keep going at it. They will eventually fall off.
  23. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Feb 18, 2001
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    Or use the part of the hammer tasked with removing nails first?
  24. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Nov 20, 2012
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  25. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 9
    What are we, your lawyers? Sure, you may or may not.

    Yes. I am looking into your eyes - nay, your soul - as I say this.