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Are you the one who avoids eye contact with strangers?

I mean let's say that you're walking down the street...Do you like to check every person who goes by or you prefer to stare at the floor?
What do you do while walking?


Asked by Anonymous at 9:40 AM on Jun. 8, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (10)
  • If you walk around with your head down or not looking at people you are just asking to be a victim. Walk with your head up, act alert, Actually SEE what you are looking at. This doesn't mean keeping your head on a swivel, or staring at everyone, or making eye contact with everyone, but it does mean being more aware of who and where others are and showing it. Predators are less likely to to bother someone who looks like she is paying attention than someone who is trotting along with her head down and no idea what's going on around her.

    Answer by pagan_mama at 10:07 AM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • I walk with my head down -- or straight in front of me. I like to get where I'm going fast.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:44 AM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • Same here! (what 9:44 said)

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:45 AM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • I have know reason to look strangers that are walking past me in the eye. Sometimes I do both.


    Answer by louise2 at 9:50 AM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • I'm a people watcher,lol I also think smiling is contagious so I try to smile at everyone I see...

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 9:51 AM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • I'm usually not really paying that much attention to making contact with people. I usually have somewhere to be or something to do.

    Answer by iluvmommyhood58 at 9:52 AM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • I look ahead but if I catch eyes with someone then I smile.

    Answer by BaisMom at 10:01 AM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • What pagan mama said is true. Even though I can't remember faces, I always look every one in the eye and give them a big smile, some times even a hello if they are smiling as well. It projects confidence to the bad people, and friendliness to the good people. Plus I meet a lot of new (some are probably old) friends and have had some interesting conversations.


    Answer by MythicMMM at 10:26 AM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • Good answer pagan mama, I always walk with my head up and looking straight ahead. If I happen to make eye contact with someone, I either nod or say hello. I live in a small town, very friendly people and I just like to know what's going on ahead of me.

    Answer by meetzycat at 10:30 AM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • I don't really walk with my head down, because I am looking at sites, stores, etc. However, I do not look at people either. It's more like I look through them. If someone I know is walking near me, they are usually the ones who see me. I don't look for others.

    Answer by m-avi at 10:37 AM on Jun. 8, 2009