I have this newish boss. I’m kind of shy, he seems kind of shy. If I see him down the hall we’ll do the obligatory head nod and then he immediately looks down, expressionless.
Now, I know it’s taboo to have extended eye contact with somebody you don’t know very well. Epecially if they are of the same sex. Can be linked to intimidation or aggression, or attraction. And that could be all it is, that he’s trying to avoid.
But I usually at least make some effort to look friendly, maybe put a little smile on my face, eyes straight ahead when not contacting The way he does it just kind of looks avoidant and maybe a bit unfriendly.
What do you think?