So, you feel disrespected if someone won’t make eye contact with you.
Why so verbose about a personal issue?
Do you cease to exist if nobody sees you?
Thing is, it just teaches the kids to be accomplished liars.
Going by title, it seems to be a swipe at trans people in general by giving an extreme and rare example.
It’s a different kind of thing the OP is talking about. If someone doesn’t make eye contact with you, do you get mad at them?
If you’re trying to talk to them, and they don’t make eye contact they’re using body language to tell you to buzz off and go away.
You really have social issues, don’t you?
Inability to read faces is a common sign of aspergers and nothing to be ashamed of.
Help *is* available for your social issues with eye contact. There are courses and probably youtube lessons if it will help you navigate the real world properly.
If they’re avoiding eye contact, there are reasons. Any book on body language can teach you.
What’s this mysterious “we”? Just you and me in this thread.
If I’m passing by you in the bathroom, I’m going out and you’re coming in, I’ll make brief eye contact, a smile and a grunt.This is standard male stuff and do I appreciate that moment of recognition as to say, “Hi human”? SureBut if I pass you by and you do not make eye contact, or grunt, or nod, do I judge you in any way?
No. You are preoccupied and the glowing light of my presence is lost on you.
But, If I want to get to know someone and they do not make eye contact with me, what do I assume?
They’re preoccupied and the glowing light of my presence is lost on them.
If someone insists on me meeting their gaze when *I’m* preoccupied, they clearly are needy and lacking in some way that I am supposed to fulfill for them.Do I wish to be of service at that time? Sometimes. But sometimes I’m busy and the needs of the needy have to wait.
I expect children and pets to request my return gaze. I usually give it as it makes them happy.