A look is one of our most important means of communication. Our eyes reflect our feelings, in particular our liking and aversion, towards the person we are talking to. This happens extremely quickly, and to a large extent it involves subconscious perception. Eye contact is the bridge in our conversations which makes it easier for us to convey information.
In many everyday situations such as at work or when getting to know new people, it is very important to appear spontaneously likeable. We want to create a pleasant atmosphere in our conversation and our eyes play a significant role in this. If we can manage to get them to smile in a relaxing way, this will enable us to overcome any awkwardness. Although, this is by no means easy, especially in stressful situations, you can train yourself: put aside your stress and concerns at least for a short time, and concentrate on getting your eyes to smile. Communication trainers even advise people to practice this in front of a mirror.
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