Eye Contact in Body Language

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

Eye Contact in Body Language

Maintaining proper eye contact during a conversation will give people the impression that you are interested in listening to them, that you are not shy and that you respect them.

Eye contact should not be maintained 100% of the time because people may feel uncomfortable if you stared at their eyes for prolonged periods. What is meant by "Proper Eye Contact" is that it should be maintained around 70 to 80 % of the time.

Where to Look if You Are Shy

Some people have the problem of not being able to look others in the eye because they are not used to it. If you are one of those people then just look at the positive area of eye contact which is represented by the triangle in the picture below.

If you looked anywhere in this area the other person will think that you are looking into his eyes even if you were looking at his nose. :)

Eye contact and relationships

In my book, How to make someone fall in love with you i explained how appearing more confident can increase your chances of making someone fall in love with you. Maintaining good eye contact and keeping a straight back will insure that you look confident and so you will become more attractive.

Eye Contact and Authority

If you want to appear authoritative don’t look at the area of positive eye contact; but look just above it. Looking at this area of the face will give the impression that you are in control of the situation.

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Eye contact and attraction

Most people out there know that if someone likes another person then he will maintain eye contact with him more often.

Not only this is true but it was found that people tend to look at the ones they like more often even if they were standing far away from them.

A person who likes another one will try to keep him in his line of sight.

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