mexichunt
Is it rude to make eye contact when speaking to a person in Korea?
May 31, 2010 5:37 AM
Answers · 4
Not rude, but holding eye contact (=staring) is uncomfortable for the listener. You could be mistaken for flirting, as well.
May 31, 2010
Basically, eye contact is also an important thing during communication in Korea. But if you talk with elderly people, making eye contact might be considered as a rude attitude.
May 31, 2010
nope
June 1, 2010
Hello, Mexichunt. Not really. In Korea, however, avoiding one's eyes while talking may not mean 'I am not listening to you'. Especially when they talk with someone older or socially standing higher, they sometimes drop their eyes as the submissive response.
May 31, 2010
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English, Korean, Spanish
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