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    when talking to someone you...

    i do feel the need, I'm hard of hearing and lipread to figure out what's being said.
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    Re: when talking to someone you...

    I chose 'sometimes'. I think men and women differ in this regard. Most (not all - most) men don't feel the need for eye contact when speaking to others or when being spoken to. Most (not all - most) women I think like the eye contact that's made during conversation so there's no mistaking what's being said.

    I feel sometimes that a person isn't looking at me when I am talking, that they aren't listening. I don't mind it so much with other adults, but I have to insist my kids look at me when I'm talking to them.
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    Re: when talking to someone you...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    I feel sometimes that a person isn't looking at me when I am talking, that they aren't listening.

    I feel the same way, I also greatly enjoy eye contact.

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    Re: when talking to someone you...

    A lot of older people I've met think that people who do not make eye contact are liars or they think you're uncomfortable with them. I don't generally like eye contact, but I make myself do it in case they're one of those people. I have an easier time making eye contact with females though. I guess I should have picked "sometimes" because I do usually make eye contact naturally with somebody I'm very close to.
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    Re: when talking to someone you...

    Not a need, its simply respectful, honest.

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    Re: when talking to someone you...

    To me, eye contact implies honesty as a general rule, and I think it makes one more vulnerable (in a good way) to interracting rather than "talking at".
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    Re: when talking to someone you...

    certain comments people will make will only be for example sarcastic if you can see their facial expression whilst they say it.
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    Re: when talking to someone you...

    When not whacked out on ephedrine and other metabolism boosters I do. When I have taken 60 mg of ephedrine, white willow bark, and caffine, I find it rather hard to focus enough to look other people in the eye
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    Re: when talking to someone you...

    interesting results from the poll so far, tammerlain why would you be taking metabolism boosters? sounds like asking for trouble perhaps

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    Re: when talking to someone you...

    For me it depends. I will look at someone's face if there is more information to be gained beyond verbal expression. However, it does not enhance or reduce my comfort, so I sometimes forget to, even though I try so that I can make the other person feel more comfortable. Also, it gives an advantage in certain social situations.
    Last edited by tacomancer; 04-18-10 at 07:47 AM.

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