As women, being able to meet another person’s gaze with confidence is one of the most important skills to develop, for both professional and personal lives. As humans are social animals, we can tell a lot about how someone is feeling just based on the way they make eye contact. Someone who isn’t afraid to meet another’s gaze is perceived as strong and capable, while those who shy away from eye contact are seen as submissive and nervous. Women are socially conditioned to make less eye contact than men, which can affect the power dynamics at the office and in personal relationships. The good news is that eye contact is actually a skill that can be practiced and improved upon!
From Rory, below is a guide with tips and tricks for improving your level of eye contact.