1. Are there different rules for eye contact when you are addressing a person of higher status? Like the President or an elder?
  2. Can you think of some situations where eye contact should not be made?
  3. Do you make eye contact while you are speaking English?
  4. How about an adult that you think is not telling the truth, could you tell by their eyes?
  5. If a woman looks directly at a man is she being too forward or sexually aggressive?
  6. If you are talking with a child and you think they are lying, do you think you could tell by looking at their eyes?
  7. If you do not make eye contact what does that mean?
  8. If you make too much eye contact what does that mean?
  9. If you were ashamed, what kind of eye contact would you make?
  10. If you were giving a speech or talking with a crowd what would your eye contact be like?
  11. If you were in love what kind of eye contact would you make?
  12. If you were lying, or not telling the whole truth, what would your eye contact be like?
  13. In USA culture we have many ‘rules’ about eye contact. These are unspoken and most North Americans are not aware that we have rules. What is appropriate in your culture?
  14. Is it OK if they look at something else while you are talking?
  15. Is making eye contact important in your culture?
  16. The eyes have been called “the window to the soul”. What do you think that means?
  17. What are the rules for males and females talking to each other?
  18. What can you learn about a person by making eye contact?
  19. What is the difference between staring and making eye contact?
  20. When you are telling someone something that you feel is important, what should your eye contact be.
  21. Why is making eye contact important in a job interview?
  22. Why is making eye contact important?

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