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Can't look people in the face - January 30th 2011, 01:22 AM

Unless it's a really close friend or my family I can't look people in the face. When people look at me even just in passing it makes me REALLY self concious and freaked out. I'm not awkward or anything really and I'm social when I wanna be but I just sorta look to the side of someone like never really directly in the eyes


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Re: Can't look people in the face - January 30th 2011, 02:42 AM

Do you know why you feel this way, or has it just always been really self concius?



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Re: Can't look people in the face - January 30th 2011, 03:33 AM

I have no idea. I used to be able to but just these past two years I can't


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Re: Can't look people in the face - January 30th 2011, 04:18 AM

I don't may eye contact either, really. I just kinda figured it was normal not to. I guess I'm a little socially awkward but not to the point where it has an affect.


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Re: Can't look people in the face - January 30th 2011, 04:33 AM

I can't make eye contact and when people look me in the face it scares me. Sometimes even with my friends. I don't know. Maybe it's more normal than I think


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Re: Can't look people in the face - February 2nd 2011, 01:35 AM

Wow! I have the same problem. I just figured all shy people were like this. Probably are?
I don't know how to help though sorry, or I wouldn't have this problem myself.
I guess just try looking someone in the eyes more and more, and eventually you'll get used to it?


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Re: Can't look people in the face - February 2nd 2011, 01:40 AM

That's the weird thing. I'm not shy. I'm really loud and outgoing. But lately my friends are like "why do you always look off or at the floor when people talk to you" They say it seems like I'm just really disinterested but I just get freaked out


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Re: Can't look people in the face - February 2nd 2011, 01:43 AM

Your not alone, I have the same problem. I can't stand it when people stare at me, it makes me worry about how my appearance is. It's also hard for me to make eye contact for more then a few seconds without breaking it.

I think this is probably normal because it seems lots of people have this problem.


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Re: Can't look people in the face - February 2nd 2011, 02:45 PM

Thanks. I never thought it was a thing but my friends have been going off on me about it lately. Thankyou guys


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Re: Can't look people in the face - February 4th 2011, 08:41 PM

Hey! I do the exact same thing, although lately I've been working on it. I was doing an AS level in communication and culture at college and we learned that it is linked to low confidence or anxiety. I'm not saying you definately have problems with them but it might be something to think about


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Re: Can't look people in the face - February 5th 2011, 01:47 AM

Oh well that's basically me distilled into two traits...so thanks. That makes sense


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