I was conditioned to not look at people. I rarely watch tv and am much more comfortable with a radio. My eyes are so nervous, they literally jump around in their sockets.
I just find it difficult to look people in the eye. Not sure why.
Looking can be distracting. If you look away, you might be able to think better.
I like looking at words. Not comfortable looking at most people. You do think better. I find I do