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Why is everyone starring at me?

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Last Updated: 02/19/2019 at 10:56pm
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October 27th, 2015 12:17am
Everyone is starring at you because you're a star. When confronted with brilliantly shining objects, it is only natural to star right back at them! Keep on lighting up our world, you magnificent ball of light!
March 10th, 2015 2:47pm
sometimes it can feel like all eyes are on us, like everyone is judging you and watching your every move. As someone who deals with social anxiety, i always feel like everyone is constantly staring at me, watching my every move, and the worst thing i can do in that situation is to panic, or feed further into that fear. For me, i find it is best to just take a few long, deep breaths and tell myself "everything is okay, the world is not out to get you, you will be just fine..." as i find myself a nice quiet corner away from everybody. soon, the anxiety is gone, and i can begin to slowly work my way back into the mix of things, usually starting by finding someone i know and sticking close with them.
April 8th, 2015 12:41am
Because you're BEAUTIFUL! I know it's hard to think that it may be for a positive reason, but you got to look on the bright side!
August 17th, 2015 8:13pm
they are staring because they think your beautiful or cool, that's what I think when they look at me
December 15th, 2015 7:40pm
Well it could be due to many reasons. I think you're outstanding, not fitting in ? Don't worry about it. Nobody does .. They Stare cuz they be jealous
December 12th, 2016 12:34am
Whenever you walk into a room, people's eyes are naturally drawn to movement. That is why, when you walk into a room/walk past someone, they might glance at you. Trust me, nothing is wrong with you, it's just human instinct.
October 26th, 2015 2:33am
People probably aren't staring at you like you think they are. I know what it's like to think that everyone is judging you, but I promise most people are more focused on themselves than you.
May 30th, 2015 9:22pm
It is likely that no one is starring at you. This sometimes happens because of social anxiety. If you looks at another person your eyes fire a signal and another human being will pick this up often and will look back at you. This used to happen to me a lot when i was younger
May 31st, 2016 5:48pm
You probably think everyone is staring at you but they probably aren't even looking at you. When you are paranoid it can feel that way and it is a hard thing to feel.
January 2nd, 2017 4:49pm
Maybe, you're amazing and people feel good when are looking at you. Or maybe, they just look at you as sometimes, you look at people, random, for no reason. Its ok to have eye contact with someone, even that someone is a stranger or not.
November 2nd, 2015 3:16am
They are looking at a beatuful person and they might not know how to approch you.. You might need the bigger person and just say hello.
February 19th, 2019 10:56pm
It can sometimes seem that people are staring at us. Being hyper-alert can place us in a state of intense awareness that can be overwhelming. The simple gaze of another might seem like a glare. We can feel like we're on a stage when those staring are being so obvious that we question our actions, looks and character. I myself have felt this way and at times have convinced myself that I have been imagining it (situation depending), other times my suspicions are justified. When I have felt anxious, I have been attuned to those around me and learned to rationalise when my mind makes me think I am being stared at. When others have been unkind and stared at me to get my attention, I have found my inner strength to guide me. Acceptance of my self has been a saviour - mostly in my adult life.
April 18th, 2017 1:18am
This question makes an assumption; is it possible that everyone is not staring at you? Mathmetically, you surely agree that it seems very implausible. How do you feel thinking that everyone is staring at you? When did you first start thinking this? When was the last time you did not think this? If you think that you are being watched or constantly stared at, you may be suffering from some paranoia, which is not uncommon and very real and very treatable. It's okay. You can experience paranoia and simultaneously be a strong, brilliant, respectable person. Asking others to validate your experience is a great first step. Being honest with yourself and open-minded to the possibility that you are experiencing paranoia is a great road to travel down. It can be difficult to travel alone; it's okay to reach out for support here on 7cups, or from a professional. Good luck
April 9th, 2015 4:05am
No they are not . And if they are , they are just curious , they themselves are unaware of the stare. Don't let it bother you and if it is bothering you very much , stare back. They will look away cause they will feel uncomfortable.
December 28th, 2015 2:15pm
I really don't know because I can't read other people's minds but you can always ask people here in 7 cups