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 Why do some people talk with their eyes closed?
C-4  [Team Member]
4/6/2007 8:26:30 PM
What does it mean? They're talking to you. The next thing you know, their lips are still moving but their eyes are closed.
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Hemi-Cuda  [Team Member]
4/6/2007 8:27:26 PM
Are they limp wristed?

My dean, baaaack in junior high used to do that. My parents always thought he was a fruit.
C-4  [Team Member]
4/6/2007 8:29:37 PM

Originally Posted By Hemi-Cuda:
Are they limp wristed?


Just from observation, it seems to cross age, sex, sexual preference, etc. barriers.
opti12206  [Member]
4/6/2007 8:30:59 PM
I have never noticed that before. Will have to start looking for it.
Catsclaw  [Team Member]
4/6/2007 8:33:25 PM
I hate the ones who flutter/roll thier eyes. It's obvious they think you just might be below thier communication comprehension.


Not you personally.
TimMK  [Member]
4/6/2007 8:33:58 PM
I used to work with a guy who did that. Kinda wierd, but he was definitely not gay. With this one, I almost got the impression that he was so worried about embarrasing himself with his words that he closed his eyes to make it go away. Never did get used to it.
TheCynic  [Team Member]
4/6/2007 8:34:54 PM
They have a case of the smug.
jkstexas2001  [Team Member]
4/6/2007 8:40:32 PM
A combination of fear and shame.
POOR_MAN  [Team Member]
4/6/2007 8:42:03 PM
They lack the ability to look you in the eyes. because they are either lying or uncomfortable.

I tend to look a person right in the eyes when I talk to them, its just the way I was raised.

Dear ol' dad always said "the eyes are the window to your soul"
Blaze261  [Member]
4/6/2007 8:45:19 PM
Makes me want to smack the person, like when they finally open thier eyes they roll back down, like one of those little dolls.
crozomatic69  [Member]
4/6/2007 8:52:05 PM
It is a case of lack of spatial cordination. They close their eyes inorder to set up a sort of nternal tel-prompter. They use this so they can imagine what they are going to say ( in their head) before they say it.

This is similar to people saying "what" before they answer a question. It is also used as a referance point to collect thoughts...much like "um" or "uh".

The less cooth use fuck for this purpose. i.e. "hey jim are you going fishing tomorow"?

"fuck, uh, yeah Im going to fuckin go fishing to-fucking-morrow. fuckin-A, I would not fukin-miss it for the world."

Those who close their eyes, chose their words carefully and generaly do not curse. they also rarely say 'um' or "uh".
Treadhead  [Team Member]
4/6/2007 8:53:10 PM
'cuase they're LYIN'.
mcgredo  [Member]
4/6/2007 8:54:08 PM
Shrug. I stare off into space when I'm talking code, the discussion gets really technical, and I'm trying to think hard or juggle three or four things mentally at once. It helps to have fewer sensory inputs to process while thinking.
C-4  [Team Member]
4/7/2007 9:47:08 PM

Originally Posted By crozomatic69:
It is a case of lack of spatial cordination. They close their eyes inorder to set up a sort of nternal tel-prompter. They use this so they can imagine what they are going to say ( in their head) before they say it.

This is similar to people saying "what" before they answer a question. It is also used as a referance point to collect thoughts...much like "um" or "uh".

The less cooth use fuck for this purpose. i.e. "hey jim are you going fishing tomorow"?

"fuck, uh, yeah Im going to fuckin go fishing to-fucking-morrow. fuckin-A, I would not fukin-miss it for the world."

Those who close their eyes, chose their words carefully and generaly do not curse. they also rarely say 'um' or "uh".


You may be on to something.
RED_5  [Team Member]
4/7/2007 9:57:13 PM
I catch myself doing this from time to time and only at work and in response to a question by a co-worker not familliar with the subject.

Mostly its composure. Collecting my thoughts to make what I'm about to say is technically correct. I'll stop, close my eyes and inhale, open my eyes and speak.
Noname  [Team Member]
4/7/2007 10:02:21 PM
When I was in Basic you got the dawgshit knocked out of you if you did any of that facial gyration crap...
lawdawg430  [Team Member]
4/7/2007 10:03:14 PM

Originally Posted By C-4:
What does it mean? They're talking to you. The next thing you know, their lips are still moving but their eyes are closed.


Same reason they observe with their mouths shut.
Tallbob  [Team Member]
4/7/2007 10:30:49 PM
I turn off (or down) the radio when I'm driving and trying to look for an address in an area I'm not familiar, around accidents, detours, where I need full concentration. If you ask me a question about minutiae that requires some serious thinking, I may close my eyes to dig info out of my memory because I can think better without the visual distractions.

In the heyday of stereo systems, I read numerous reviews of equipment where the listener would be in a dark room or closed eyes to be able to discern the difference between to phono cartridges for example. Subtle differences that the brain couldn't pick out with the added data from the eyes coming in. I like to think of the brain as a CPU and all the senses take clock cycles. That's why people on cell phones drive like they have been drinking.

I have had several neurological tests done where they did dim the lights and said the results would be better if I fell asleep on one test, another test she said she would be asking goofy questions and feel free to just give a nutty answer. I don't do nonsense stuff well so asked her what the objective was. She said to keep my brain busy while they ran the test (with a bunch of wires hooked up to my head) and I could say anything, so I proceeded to tell her how I troubleshoot the stuff I work on. She said it worked and she learned something<g>.

YMMV...not in neuro field but spent numerous hours with a few of them.
cruze5  [Team Member]
4/7/2007 10:37:33 PM
never seen that.


i do get alot of girls that wink at me when they talk to me
Zaxxon  [Member]
4/7/2007 10:38:12 PM
Uh. . maybe because you're ugly?

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