There is often mutual eye contact during attempted interruptions, laughing, and when answering short questions.
As you can see, how and when you use eye contact can be an important form of non-verbal communication. If you maintain good eye contact with someone, it displays you are confident and in control. They stand a little too close, giving you a long, purposeful gaze that can last minutes without release?
It can be used to express interest and open a channel of understanding between two people. At what point does ‘good eye contact’ cross over to just plain creepy?
The causes and consequence of pupil dilation are particularly interesting, because it is one of those communication behaviors of which neither party is much aware during the communication.
The eyes are the windows of the soul, they give away our emotions and our interest. It is commonly misunderstood that more eye contact is always better, but this is not always the case.
On the flip side, if you are in very close proximity to someone, intense direct eye contact could be taken a variety of wrong ways including flirtation or the desire to intimidate, dominate or overrule that person.