I have (what I consider) a weird question today:
NF's, do you feel like you can get "lost" looking in other people's eyes? When I am speaking to someone, I tend to hold a very direct gaze. I sense information coming in from not only the other person's eyes, but also I receive a range of emotional information from body language etc.
Sometimes, I feel like I am so ... engaged in the process I startle myself because all of a sudden I feel like I have fallen into the well of this other person and the boundaries of me don't seem as clearly defined. Then, being startled, I pull back and detach eye contact for a sec to regain my sense of self. It's like someone pushing your head underwater and you just want to get back up out of the deep and breathe some air.
It generally happens only to people I don't have a close relationship with, or when I have to make a great deal of what I would consider "small talk". There's a sense of being "trapped" in this person.
Thoughts? I feel a little odd throwing this out there, but am wondering how you feel about eye contact in conversations too - fellow INFP's, do you tend to make more or less eye contact with others?