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Why do some people close their eyes whilst talking?

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It's really weird, I know a few people, and it's usually when they start a sentence, they close their eyes for a few seconds and then open them again. Never understood why people do it...
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Yeah my Head Of The Year does it. =\

I dunno why though, maybe its just the way they are.

Perhaps call it a habit?

Tbh i bet most don't even realise they are doing it.

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Its called blinking :D
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cartmen56 wrote:
Its called blinking :D

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Its called blinking :D
Maybe they just blink realllly slowly.
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maybe they have to think while there talkin'
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they have just a strange habit:|
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The1337 wrote:

cartmen56 wrote:
Its called blinking :D
Maybe they just blink realllly slowly.

xD

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I dunno, but in GCSE music, when told I had to sing, I seemed to close my eyes for most of the songs I sang =/
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Cos when you look at them they get nervous and closing their eyes help them get the words they want.
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extreme blinking, taking blinking to the next level.

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Imagining the person they are talking to is naked, obviously.
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So they don't have to look at your face for so long?
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So they don't have to look at your face for so long?

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Your eyes betray your brain activity.

 

One example is a double blink, that means the person is telling a lie, you can also tell by looking at someones eyes wether they are using the part of their brain to recall memory, or the part of the brain associated with imagination, and the person thinking up new lies.

 

Closing the eyes, is probably to do with confidence, it dosent mean he is telling a lie, or using imagination...

 

As far as i can remember, if he looks up with his eyes closed, he is using memory, down he is using imagination, i might have them in reverse tho.

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Because the person they're talking to is really ugly and they want to know if their sight is bad or if you just really that ugly.
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maybe he has trouble looking in peoples eyes and keeeping eye contact whilst talking, i used to have when i was younger talking to older people, i always used to wonder if they were listening to me or secretly laughing :o

 

but im better now at eye contact, i still think about it when im talking to someone

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This is such a good question, and one that I've been baffled by for years. It's not so much like they're closing they're eyes, more like they've got their blink on autofire so it repeats itself umpteen times a second ?

 

I've also met a few peeps that instead of giving you eye contact, they'll look slightly below left or below right to your head and body, and talk to you while they're not even looking at you ? Most bizarre !

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I do it sometimes and I only do it to think what I'm going to say. Can be annoying but now it is a habit that is going to stay.
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THE_FORCE wrote:

It's not so much like they're closing they're eyes, more like they've got their blink on autofire so it repeats itself umpteen times a second ?


the double or multiple blink means they are telling a lie, its a different sub consious process than just closing your eyes.

 

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fenian wrote:

THE_FORCE wrote:

It's not so much like they're closing they're eyes, more like they've got their blink on autofire so it repeats itself umpteen times a second ?


the double or multiple blink means they are telling a lie, its a different sub consious process than just closing your eyes.

 


interesting

 

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If they have an ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder), such as Aspergers syndrome or ADHD, they may find it uncomfortable to make/maintain eye contact.

Although, my best guess would be that they are lying or disinterested in the conversation.
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