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?