Should I make sure to not blink too much during my interviews?

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I don't want to miss an opportunity to make eye contact or have the interviewer think I am not paying attention to them. Is 3 blinks per minute a good amount?
3 blinks is a bit on the low side, makes you seem a bit too invested
4 blinks is a bit too much, makes you seem anxious/jittery

3.5 blinks is where you want to be
 

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Sarcasm doesn't travel well over the electrons, alas.

You're getting tired of the "is it bad if I do/wear/say this?" memes too?
 

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Keep your eyes open Clockwork Orange style.
 

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You want your blinking rate to be in the 95th percentile. Bonus points if you blink in Morse Code.
I hear some schools will auto-accept if you can blink in the fibonacci sequence and maintain it throughout the entire interview. Make sure you don't mess up the 13th number (233), it's a tough one and your interviewer WILL be watching.
 
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I hear some schools will auto-accept if you can blink in the fibonacci sequence and maintain it throughout the entire interview. Make sure you don't mess up the 13th number (233), it's a tough one and your interviewer WILL be watching.)
...and auto-graduation if you blink the proof to the Riemann Hypothesis.
 

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On a side note, anyone have a recommendation for breaths per minute? I'm also planning on inserting a clear headphone into one ear and mic myself so I can be sure of the way I sound.
 
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I don't want to miss an opportunity to make eye contact or have the interviewer think I am not paying attention to them. Is 3 blinks per minute a good amount?
Rule 1: Take a Breath

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A disorder that is a psychotic reaction the events around applying to medical schools that manifests itself in the exclusion of rational thought. Seemingly highly intelligent, high achieving students are most susceptible to this disorder. Loss of major rational thought and reactions to unsubstantiated beliefs, rumors, innuendos, and other irrational and illogical cognitive processes. A form of collective behavior.
 

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