Being able to make strong eye contact with others is one of the best skills you can develop, for both your personal and professional lives. Because humans are such social animals, we can tell a lot about how another person is feeling just based on their eyes. This is why people who are afraid to make eye contact come off as shy and submissive, while people who make strong eye contact are viewed as capable and confident. Because women are socially conditioned to make less eye contact than men, it’s even more important to work on developing strong eye contact skills. Luckily, eye contact is a skill that you can get better at with practice! Below is a guide from Rory on how to practice eye contact for tricky situations.