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Abstract thinkers make more eye contact than those who think in concrete terms πŸ‘οΈ πŸ€”


“Many of us, no doubt, have reached the conclusion that people who do not look at us while either listening or talking are trying to hide something. This is in general agreement with the opinion of law-enforcement offcials who have attended our seminars. Michael Argyle in his book, The Psychology of Interpersonal Behavior , observes that people look at each other between 30 and 60 percent of the time. He also notes that when two individuals while talking look at each other more than 60 percent of the time, they probably are more interested in the other person than in what he is saying. Two extremes might be lovers looking at each other adoringly and two hostile individuals getting ready to fight. Argyle also believes that abstract thinkers tend to have more eye contact than those who think in concrete terms, because abstract thinkers have a greater ability to integrate incoming data and are less likely to be distracted by eye contact.

Gerard I. Nierenberg andβ€Ž Henry H. Calero, [easyazon_link identifier=”0757003141″ locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]How to Read a Person Like a Book[/easyazon_link]

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.