why do you have to look people in the eye when talking?
really hate having to do that. whys it required to be considered polite? i can still hear you if im not looking at you.........we can still talk....... my eyes are not my ears bro..........
also eyes look freaky. so. thats another thing
- Anonymous10 months agoFavorite Answer
bc with your eyes you see. what you look at and see is what you acknowledge the person you are talking to wants to be acknowledged. .
- Alan HLv 710 months ago
You may well hear.....but it looks as if you are not listening with any attention. Courtesy costs nothing
- GypsyfishLv 710 months ago
Eye contact is very cultural. In many cultures, people maintain eye contact much longer than most Americans do. Anonymous is right that in many Asian cultures, people don't maintain eye contact very long. These things are so deeply embedded in people that it's very hard to change. But you CAN work on it- try just maintaining eye contact just a little bit longer than is comfortable for you. Then when that become comfortable, stretch it a little farther. But take your cues from the person you're talking to. If you maintain eye contact too long with most Americans, it makes them uncomfortable.
- L. E. GantLv 710 months ago
The eyes show (or indicate) whether you are paying attention to the speaker,
If you are looking elsewhere, the impression you are giving is that their message is not important enough for you to pay attention.
BTW, it's not just about looking into their eyes; it's about your whole body positioning.
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- Anonymous10 months ago
It's Asian culture not to look people in the eyes while talking to them, so maybe you were part Asian in a previous life