When people look at you from head to toe

July 2, 2012 2:05am CST
There are instances when we encounter people who tend to look at us from head to toe. There are times when we know them personally. There are also those whom we do not really know. In fact, more often than not, the strangers are the ones who look at us from head to toe. As irritating as it is, we do not do anything about it. Yes, we just let it happen then pretend it did not. Then later, we just forget all about it. But honestly, there are times when we wonder "Why would this person look at me from head to toe?" or "Did I do him/her wrong?". There are also those who would ask "What's wrong?" or "Is there anything wrong with me? Why would you look at me that way?" Has this ever happened to you? How did you react?
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@CJscott (4192)
• Portage La Prairie, Manitoba
10 Aug 12
An interesting story you tell yourself here, but that is another conversation perhaps. I react the way anyone I think would react, I let them look, and I look back. I look at most people this way, as a way of building my memory for faces and names, when I first meet people, or even just observe people in public situations, I scan them from top to bottom, looking for out standing points of interest, being that vividly coloured eyes, bright shows, flashy watches and the like, and if I meet them, I use those items to help me associate their name to their appearance, and if I don't meet them...I make up a name. This exercise helps me to remember the names and faces of people I meet. Sincerely and With Appreciation.
@RitterSport (2452)
• Lippstadt, Germany
14 Jul 12
hi dear dolce_vita that would have bothered me a lot till roughly one year ago. I would have had the same thoughts as you voice here, did I do something wrong, what is going on here...... But I have come a long way in that past year and if it would happen to me now I simply wont care. If someone has something to say to me, even if its ugly, he or she should be courageous enough to tell me right into the face. I dont care about these looks any more. Got enough self confidence at least to handle such situations better.
@chiyosan (30192)
• Philippines
2 Jul 12
yes this has happened to me already before and wen i catch a person do this to me i would usually cast the same glance at the person to return the favor. Hehe justto make her or him uncomfortable. I guess we do often shy away from such scenarios afraid to see if we might get ourselves into afight... But ithink we have every right to know why we are being looked upon that way. sometimes i would raise my eyebrow at the person as if telling the person i loathe him or her as much as he or she does me.
@ratyz5 (7738)
• Philippines
2 Jul 12
I don't really get to pay much attention to how people would pan at me, be it from head to toe or from toe to head. It doesn't really bother me at all whichever way they choose. In my case, I usually get to look a person, be it someone that I already know or a new acquaintance, from their feet up to their head. I don't mean anything bad about it. I just happen to habituate that manner when looking at a person. Of course, I don't get to do it all the time, just some instances. Perhaps the way people would look from head to toe would have that 'looking down on someone' kind of implication which makes it a little irritating for those who are being looked at with that kind of manner. Then again, if someone would look at a person from his or her feet up to their head, would that imply anything favorable?
@samson1 (738)
• Jamaica
2 Jul 12
Interesting question you raised. However, whether we like it or not, often we cannot prevent persons who choose to give us those 'types or kinds' of stare that may make us uncomfortable! Perhaps, we have to develope certain types of coping skills to deal with the unkind stares as well as the uncomfortable ones that we attract (or get), while enjoying and promoting the more wholesome stares that we want (including the ones that make us comfortable).
@PageTurner (2825)
• United States
2 Jul 12
Hello dolce_vita78 When I catch people looking me over from head to toe, I give a little pirouette and a bow. A bow with a flourish and much waving of the hands. Then I suggest, "Why don't you take a picture? It'll last longer." Peace
@bagumbayan (2705)
• Philippines
2 Jul 12
Yes, there are times people looked at me like that. You see, I am one person who dont look so good to many meaning I dont wear much make up, wear simple dresses with just a watch as my accessory. In corporate meeting where there are lots of social climber people, I just sit and listen to them, then giving of calling cards, when you give your card they will have their second look but the look is much better off and when there is a need for me to talk then another improved look. For them the look counts, but for me it is not the look (though) it helps but what is in your head.