A Talent for Disarmament

If you wish to disarm someone, walk into her office and look at her with an amicable but penetratingly direct and open expression on your face.  She will blush.

Today I was the victim of such treatment.   My visitor unnerved me with his genuinely friendly but very focused gaze – I had the momentary sensation that he could perceive my thoughts.  I won’t call it unpleasant, for the only part I didn’t like was the fact that I blushed, which caused me to feel embarrassed and uncertain, but it was a little uncomfortable.

Have you ever had a similar experience?

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