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colinwalker
colinwalker
Ever since childhood I can remember it being intensely uncomfortable to hold eye contact with others. I know it's right, I know it's polite, I know it's how you get the most out of speaking to them but it's hard. When I was young I used to put it down to just shyness but I now know ther... colinwalker.blog
patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@colinwalker I find eye contact difficult as well and, the more I’ve investigated this, the more I find it (and the associated feelings you discribe) to be quite common among introverts.

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bix
bix

@patrickrhone It’s also a classic sign of autism. @colinwalker

colinwalker
colinwalker

@patrickrhone @bix Well, I'm definitely an introvert bit there's almost certainly some element of autism there as well. My wife used to work with autistic kids and has always said I'm somewhere on the spectrum.

strandlines
strandlines

@colinwalker I can completely identify with this.