Today, for the first time, I am going to make the conscious effort to give people the eye contact they deserve. Hopefully, I can start training myself from this day forward... Why?
Firstly, I think that my lack of offering eye contact to others stems from my introverted personality. Those days when I do feel quite extroverted are when I am mostly likely working. I feel most confident in what I do on those days, thusly, I freely extend eye contact. On other days, I'm meeting new people on a much smaller scale and on a more intimate level. I feel quite unsure of myself, uncomfortable, and unfamiliar with the new situation. On these days, I notice that I do not have the best conversational eyes!
Eye contact, I feel, is so important at times...
1. It shows the person/people I am talking to respect, for one.
2. It shows the person/people that I am interested in and listening to what they are saying.
3. It shows the person/people that I am truly comfortable at being their friend.
There are more reasons, for sure.
How to train myself:
1. Relax and breathe
2. Focus on one eye
3. Listen with my eyes and not with my nodding
That's a start.