PRACTICE EYE CONTACT

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 Stand in front of a large mirror. Simulate a […]

EYE CONTACT AS BODY LANGUAGE

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 […]

IS SOCIAL ANXIETY CONTAGIOUS?

Individuals with social anxiety can transfer their anxiety and negative thoughts onto the person with whom they are interacting.