Why, do people look other people in the eye when they talk? I've tried doing it a few times and it just feels really really weird. I always look at peoples mouth. Now maybe it has to do with me being born half deaf, and I do it to hear what someone says as long as read their lips, just in case I don't hear exactly what they say. But why is it that it is socially known to look people in the eyes while you are talking. The only time I feel comfortable doing this, is when I am talking to a girl I like and I would look deep into her eyes as if I was looking into her soul. so to speak...
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Well, eye movement is coupled with sincerity and honesty, they twitch this way and that way depending on which part of the brain you're activating, sometimes enough that head movement follows. Rapid eye movement is also a sign of nervosity, which can be contributed to dishonesty too. The level of pupil dilation is also indicative of a lot of things, including attraction, stress and pain. In addition, many of the muscles around the eyes are used to convey emotion and intent, for example movement of the eyebrows.
Books are written in volumes on the issue of eyes betraying the intent and emotion of a person, and these are just a few obvious examples off the top of my head. The vast majority of these signs are interpreted subconsciously, meaning eye contact is the most useful tool when it comes to reading body language, both with intent, and subliminally.0