Do you stare at the talker when you listen to somedody? Does it make the talker

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  1. Hui (蕙) profile image61
    Hui (蕙)posted 12 years ago

    Do you stare at the talker when you listen to somedody? Does it make the talker uncomfortible?

  2. Jessi10 profile image67
    Jessi10posted 12 years ago

    I dont think I do, but when I talk, I really dont like it when people stare at me. I know that they aren't staring at me because i'm weird, but when someone just sits in front of me, and looks at me like staring, I do feel odd. I kinda want to tell them, can you look somewhere else?

    Its weird, but its how I am..

  3. Sheila Lee profile image61
    Sheila Leeposted 12 years ago

    Making eye contact is very important when listening. It shows the person that you are paying attention to them.

  4. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 12 years ago

    I try to look at them while they are talking to me, though not stare.  I try to listen, look into their eyes, then glance away for a second or two.  It can be really hard.  We have a cleaning lady at work who is the sweetest gal, very nice.  But--she has lost most of the teeth in front except one right in the front and it is really distracting when she talks to you.  Hard not to stare, so I try very hard to look right into her eyes when she is talking to me.

  5. ivantsoft profile image61
    ivantsoftposted 12 years ago

    eye contact is important. Of course, you should not stare at the talker as if you have seen Elvis alive smile

  6. athena2011 profile image56
    athena2011posted 12 years ago

    I think it is polite to look at a person when they are talking to me, but I definitely would not call it staring. At times, if I sense that the person is beginning to feel uncomfortable I will look away and then look back at them.

    I think staring would definitely make the talker uncomfortable so avoid doing it.

  7. xethonxq profile image67
    xethonxqposted 12 years ago

    I don't stare, but I try to give engaging eye contact that will encourage the other person to continue to talk.

  8. EclecticFusion profile image68
    EclecticFusionposted 12 years ago

    I definitely make eye contact while talking with someone, but I don't stare. That would probably make me and the other person uncomfortable. I believe that if someone tries to avoid your eyes completely while having a conversation, they can't be trusted.


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