Struggle with eye contact (Hi, I'm new)
Thanks for the advice!
Yeah. I guess a better choice of words would've been that I can tell when someone is lying/wearing a mask, or putting on a face, rather than "faults". I feel like a detective when I make eye contact or like i'm seeing very deeply into someone. It's hard to put into words
My name is Eddie. I recently discovered I'm an Empath and I'm trying to be more in-tune with my inner self. As well as my emotions. But I find that I struggle with making eye-contact. I feel as if when I look into someones eyes I begin to pick up on their emotions too much and begin to see them objectively. It makes me uncomfortable. Especially when I am trying very hard not too. I feel as if I see the flaws in everyone and I find myself trying to help them without them asking me, verbally.This
This began fairly recently. I realized I grew up in an emotionally abusive household, and i'm still coping with it. And because of that, it's very hard to look my parents in the eye. As well as my older sister. I've forgiven them and i've reflected on my own faults too, but it's almost as if I feel bad for them.
This is the best way I can put it: "When I look into their eyes i'm afraid of what i'm going to see. I don't want to see them objectively."I see all their faults and I get a whole bunch of mixed emotions (mainly angry ones).
Has anyone been through anything like this? Or struggles with making eye contact because too many emotions flood you?
Blessings to all.