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    poor eye contact

    What does "poor eye contact" mean in the following sentence:

    "One way to get around the poor eye contact dilemma... is to have the candidate look at the interviewer's forehead."

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    Re: poor eye contact

    Please state the source and author of your quoted text.

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    Re: poor eye contact

    It's a dialogue from a film "Adam"

    http://www.script-o-rama.com/movie_s...erbergers.html

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    Re: poor eye contact

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    Firstly, kompstar, when you provide a link to a very long text such as this film script, you should give us some idea where your sentence is in the text. Rover asked for the source of your sentence so he (and the rest of us) could see the context of your quote. This gives us a much better chance of understanding what was meant and thereby giving you a good answer. Looking through the whole script to find the relevant part can waste a lot of time. Even if you say something like, "It's about halfway through", or "Near the end", that helps us to help you.

    This seems to be a film about people with Asperger's syndrome. I understand that someone with this disorder may find it very difficult to keep eye contact with the person they are speaking to. This could be a problem when they are being interviewed for a job, as in the film. This is what is meant here by "the poor eye contact dilemma".
    The advise is for someone who has this problem and suggests that instead of trying to look directly at the interviewer's eyes, they might find it easier to look slightly above that, at their forehead.

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    Re: poor eye contact

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    not a teacher

    Firstly, kompstar, when you provide a link to a very long text such as this film script, you should give us some idea where your sentence is in the text.
    I will remember about it next time. Now I understand the meaning of expression "the poor eye contact dilemma". ​Thank you for the asnswer.

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