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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?

  1. Yes; it's important to look people in the eye to establish strong social bonds with fellow humans.

    79.3%
  2. No; I can neither trust or be trusted and should not be allowed to participate in society.

    20.7%
  1. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Nov 20, 2012
    I can see forever!
     
  2. Zapdos

    Zapdos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Jan 7, 2013
    i can see clearly now the rain is gone
     
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  3. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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  4. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Nov 20, 2012
    He doesn't blink in that movie.
     
  5. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    LifeInTechnicolor Jedi Knight star 3

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    Sep 3, 2012
    Most of the time. However,if they are really hot or I hate them, it gets hard to look into their eyes.
     
  7. CT1138

    CT1138 Jedi Master star 4

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    Sep 4, 2013
    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

    GenAntilles Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Jul 24, 2007
    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.
     
  9. Rebel_Padawan

    Rebel_Padawan Jedi Master star 4

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    Apr 11, 2003
    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

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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

    darth_gersh Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Feb 18, 2005
    I talk to the boobs.
     
  12. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Nov 21, 2002
    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

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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

    Freaks them out.
     
  14. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Nov 20, 2012
  15. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Feb 18, 2001
    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.
     
  16. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Nov 20, 2012
    What if they're wearing sunglasses?
     
  17. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Aug 11, 2004
    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]
     
  18. Zapdos

    Zapdos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Jan 7, 2013
    assburgers. hahahhahhha
     
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  19. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Nov 21, 2002
    You slap them off their face.
     
  20. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Feb 18, 2001
    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

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Nov 21, 2002
    Keep going at it. They will eventually fall off.
     
  23. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Nov 20, 2012
    Won't I get arrested?
     
  25. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Feb 18, 2001
    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.