Now I’m no expert, but I’ve come to find that you can discover a lot about people by looking into their eyes.
When speaking with someone, connecting with their eyes helps me know a bit more about the person’s state of mind. And I’ve found the calmer the eyes, the more grounded the person. Not always, but more times than not.
It can be challenging for me not avert my own while speaking to others, but if one is willing to lock-on, it can be a powerful and vulnerable way of letting them know you’re present and ready to listen and engage in the communication process.
Next time you’re in a conversation with someone, become aware of your eyes and how often you look into the other person’s while speaking with them. It may be less than you think and wonderful opportunity truly engage with someone else.