5 Steps To Having Steve Jobs’ Unblinking Stare

Reading Steve Jobs

Fidel Castro’s aggressive gaze can reduce his opponents to silence.

When Benito Mussolini was challenged, he would roll his eyes, showing the whites in a way that frightened people.

President Kusnasosro of Indonesia had a gaze that seemed as if it could have read thoughts.

Roosevelt could dilate his pupils at will, making his stare both hypnotizing and intimidating.

Napoleon spent hours in front of a mirror, modeling his gaze on that of the great contemporary actor Talma.

Tom Hardy is an extraordinary actor. What Tom’s able to do just with the expression in his eyes-it’s terrifying.


Dear Har-old,

    • Why does Eddie Griffin blink so much when he laughs? Blepharospasm. Before your stare down, get all of your blinking out-of-the-way. Blink repeatedly.
    • Wet your eyes. Before the stare down, water. During, tears. You don’t need to learn how to cry on command; you just need an inventory of sad moments that made you cry before and still has that effect on you. If that doesn’t work, staring itself can make your eyes water up because your body will rehydrate your eyes after a period of dryness.
    • Lower upper eye-lid level. Be in the area of from just above the iris (the colored part of the eye), to just the top of the pupil (the dark center of the eye). It’s almost, though, not quite, a squint. 
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16 thoughts on “5 Steps To Having Steve Jobs’ Unblinking Stare”

  1. 20 day gaze streak: April 2, 2013-April 22, 2013.

    I woke up at 3:03PM on the 23rd. It wasn’t until 1AM on the 24th that I realized I didn’t practice at all. I thought I did. 😦

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    1. Yes to both your questions. However, it’s much bigger than those reasons 🙂

      When I read Steve Jobs was able to do this and saw the acting Tom Hardy did with his eyes in The Dark Knight Rises I wanted to adopt this for my own character makeover. This letter is the first in a series of my character development. I will touch on changing my voice, walk, body, mind, etc.

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  2. I just practiced (3rd time). I found myself thinking about this letter. My eyes watered up more as I was staring, which helped, because it allowed me to keep my eyes open longer.

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