How does eye-contact eye-contact OCD manifests?
Your eye-contact is conscious. You’ve started to be constantly aware that you are in eye-contact with people (when you are in it). To hold eye-contact is completely natural, of course. It is also natural to be conscious about it sometimes. What is not natural is to be always or most of the time aware of it.
Eye-contact gives you anxious feelings. Soon or later, concious eye-contact turned into something more – anxious eye-contact. You don’t feel good or neutral about eye-contact anymore, you feel bad about it. You tend to avoid it. You might have physical symptoms like strong hearbeat, chest tightness, pain in stomach or something else.
You probably also feel that your eye-contact is weird. Since you started being conciouss about eye-contact, you may feel that it is not “natural” anymore, that it is different how you react with your eyes when in face-to-face contact now, and possibly that people can recognize that something is wrong.
Maybe you also feel that your eye-contact intimidates people. Not only you think people can recognize that something is not normal about how you look into their eyes, you also believe that the way you look makes people feel discomfort, that they don’t like it and that they might avoid talking to you because of that.
That is what I am passing through:(((