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5 Extraordinary And Secret Powers Of Eye Contact

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Oh, eye contact. How magical and wonderful it is to be caressed by a person’s gaze. That brief moment when you lose yourself in the someone’s eyes and it suddenly feels like time doesn’t exist. Oh, how intimate and arousing is to hold someone’s gaze…

It’s amazing how such an ethereal and spiritual connection can drive a person crazy with passion.

Eye contact may be the easiest and most powerful way to connect with a person. They say eye-contact is how souls catch on fire. And, I couldn’t agree more. The magic of a prolonged eye-contact has the power to spark up a fire in just a matter of seconds.

Here are 5 secret and remarkable powers of eye contact:

1. EYE-TO-EYE CONTACT CAUSES AROUSAL

This doesn’t necessarily refer to sexual arousal. It usually depends on the circumstances, the people involved in the gaze and the way the arousal is interpreted.

For example, being stared by a random person in the middle of the night, can signalize danger and makes us feel terrified, confused or threatened.

But, a prolonged and sensual gaze between two partners, on the other hand, has the power to ignite a fiery passion between them. The gaze of an intimate, sexual partner can be interpreted as a sexual invitation.

2. EYE-TO-EYE CONTACT CAN REVEAL IF A SMILE IS GENUINE OR FAKE

I truly believe that the eyes are the gateways to our souls.

According to the well-renowned psychologist Paul Ekman who is known for his work in studying and analyzing the facial expressions and human emotions, some smiles represent genuine happiness while some are used to cover a certain emotion.

The only key to differentiating between a fake smile and a real one is in the eyes. When a person forms a real smile, the eyes are narrow and create lines at the corners.

3. PUPIL DILATION IS A SIGN THAT A PERSON IS CURIOUS AND FASCINATED BY SOMETHING

It is a fact that our pupils dilate when we look at something stimulating. The more we come close to it, the more curious and aroused we are to find out what’s really there.

But, did you know that it makes you look more attractive?

In one study, a woman’s eyes were altered to make her pupils look dilated. The photos of her with her wide pupils were rated as more attractive in comparison with photos of people with normal-size pupils.

4. HOLDING A PERSON’S GAZE IS A SIGN OF LOVE AND DEEP CONNECTION

The eyes are not only windows to a person’s soul, but also windows to the heart. It is amazing how a powerful eye gazing can reveal so much more than then a simple conversation. It can unravel the most secret dimensions inside a person’s heart, the deepest desires of the soul.

Staring into each other’s eyes is definitely a sign of unconditional trust, unshakeable bond, spiritual attraction and pure, genuine love.

5. EYE CONTACT IS ALSO A TOOL OF DECEPTION

However, as much we like to believe that eye-contact is something pure and innocent, it is also an effective method of deception that is mastered by the greatest liars and the most skilful manipulators out there.

Research on nonverbal cues suggested that a liar is likely to engage in more eye contact than an honest, truthful person. The manipulator will always go the extra mile to convince you and make you believe in his/her fake integrity.

And eye-contact is just the thing they need to appear sincere and trustworthy.

Image: Petra Bensted

Stephanie Reeds

Stephanie Reeds

A professional writer with many years of experience in the fields of psychology, human relationships, science, and spirituality.
Stephanie Reeds