Why is it so hard to make eye contact for me?
My landlord first brought it up to me and said "I could tell you're painfully shy from the moment I met you because you couldn't look me in the eyes straight for more than 5 seconds!" Ever since it's bothered me and I wonder what people think of me.
I want so badly to be outgoing and gain some confidence but I don't know how. How do I begin to look people in the eyes? I've tried on my own but I consciously think about it when I'm talking to them and it makes me feel really awkward. When people talk back to me I try to make eye contact but I obsess so much over it that I hardly hear what they're saying.
Thanks for any advice!