I'm a 21-year-old black male who is 5ft 4in (165cm).
With my stature described, my physique appears relatively 'soft' compared to the average adult, however, I think my personality or behavior along with my race is what puts some people off.
One thing that my family and classmates claim I do, and have done too much of, is stare at people without engaging in much conversation. I admit that I have this problem but it's not due to me being anxious but more so looking at attractive people or listening in to someone.
I've received mixed reactions. Some people get quite creeped out by this and others (mainly women) find me cute and non-threatening.
Should I continue the extended gaze at people, reduce it, or stop it entirely?