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Eye contact serves a social function, which includes creating intimacy and showing social competence. In social anxiety, however, it is a source of anxiety leading the individual to avert direct gaze What is less known is that eye contact is typically averted in situations where there is a high cognitive load (i.e., cognition refers to…
Making eye contact will provide you with valuable information about the person you are interacting with and the exchange itself. Particularly, you will get a more accurate idea of the type of interaction you are having, be it positive, negative or neutral. LEVEL 0: By yourself Sit or stand 18 inches away from a mirror…
Individuals with social anxiety can transfer their anxiety and negative thoughts onto the person with whom they are interacting.