Intimidating eye contact
The less confident you feel, the less likely you will feel comfortable making direct eye contact with someone.
This is because subconsciously you do not feel safe being exposed, so you will naturally avert your gaze to prevent someone from discovering your internal vulnerabilities.
at least for me personally, it’s something I’ve always had (from the day I was born, according to the stories).
However, in the interest of giving it a good crack – because it’s an awesome power if you can attain it – I’d like to try.
There is a sense of exposure when we gaze into the eyes of another, as if we are standing naked in front of them, confronted with our vulnerability.
Much of this lack of confidence has to do with our perceived need for safety.