The Living Force
Ruth said:Sometimes I wish people really would look at me instead of ignoring me or doing the equivalent of trying to back away. :P I suppose it has a lot to do with people not wishing to see what they don't want to see (and for my proclivity to present unwelcome information - such as reality, directly to them).
I am not sure I am understanding the context. Since the context of the thread is random people I am guessing you are referring to such situation.
If the "people" are not those important in your life and you are not specifically asked for input or help this would be fairly normal reaction to your "proclivity to present unwelcome information". Even in situations when you are asked for help, like for example professionally and part of your advice includes something incomprehensible/uncomfortable for them you need to constantly gauge the situation and their ability to grasp the information presented and adjust your advice accordingly. OSIT
But I can understand frustration with people not looking at you, avoiding eye contact even in random superficial situations, not to mention less superficial situations when you are actually introduce to someone like at the party for example. There is nothing nicer when you encounter service provider who maintains eye contact and acknowledges you with the smile and openess. Unfortunately most people come with a lot of baggage that makes such interactions impossible.