Have you ever had someone look into your eyes with a gaze so intense it felt like an eagle was staring at you?
Well, that’s the difference between ‘doe’ and ‘eagle’ eyes: one is warm and gentle, while the other can be piercing.
Have you ever been caught in the gaze of someone so intense, it feels like they’re seeing straight through you?
It’s as if they possess the sharp and piercing vision of an eagle, fixated on its target, missing nothing in its peripheral view.
On the other hand, there are gazes that are warm and gentle, like the soft, innocent eyes of a doe. These two expressions, “doe eyes” and “eagle eyes”, describe two very different kinds of visual perception.
Eagle eyes represent laser focus, where your entire attention is honed in on one person or thing, shutting out the world around you. This intense gaze is perfect for conveying the importance of a situation, demanding alertness and exceptional attention to detail.
In contrast, doe eyes represent a more relaxed and open gaze, where you are aware of everything in your periphery, but not fixated on any one thing in particular. This soft, gentle gaze gives off a sense of innocence and curiosity, inviting others to see the world through your eyes.
So, next time someone gives you a gaze that feels like they’re seeing straight through you, take note of whether it’s the piercing focus of an eagle or the gentle innocence of a doe.
What about you? Have you ever consciously switched between the two to see the different effects they have?
Give it a try!
Dr Lisa Turner