On Making Eye Contact

I used to have such a problem making eye contact. I think it’s because I would be listening with such intensity that I had to focus my gaze at a point in the distance. It’s like with the words, I couldn’t have the intensity of the eye contact too. I’ve gotten so much better at looking at people’s faces that now I can maintain a gaze for several seconds. I have to admit that it’s incredibly intimate to look at someone’s face for so long and not be intimidated or creeped out. Why? Because I think that one’s eyes truly are the mirror to their soul.

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One thought on “On Making Eye Contact

  1. Man, I really can’t do eye contact and refuse to force myself to work on it because it really does provide too much info…more than I can handle, and more than the other person probably wants to share. I grew up without ABA and can’t help but wonder if other autistic folks believe it was beneficial to work on eye contact or if it was as dreadful as I imagine it to be?

    I really appreciate all your blog posts.

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