In some contexts, the meeting of eyes arouses strong emotions.
In the process of civil inattention, strangers in close proximity, such as a crowd, avoid eye contact in order to help maintain their privacy.
Doing so can make you a better listener, make you a more effective speaker, and help you to cultivate a more convincing presence.
Regaining confidence Displaying your confidence Responding with clarity Community Q&A Have you ever had an intimidating person leave you speechless, causing you to feel that you didn't have any courage to talk?
Being Physically Intimidating Being Socially Intimidating Community Q&A Intimidation is making others feel fear, nervousness, or inadequacy in order to gain social standing or produce a desired outcome.
Although it is seen as a negative quality in many interpersonal interactions, it can be helpful in sports, business, and other competitive environments.