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Old 06-10-2021, 07:02 AM   #41  
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There is all this talk in violence on aircraft and airports, is the psychological effect of not being a face attached to a person ever considered?

If all you see is a mask and eyes, isnít that a stereotypical criminal?
Personally I think the masks create a psychological barrier to communication and human empathy. If nothing else it's a PITA to talk to someone so I'm less likely to engage in discretionary conversation with strangers. Visual cues are important in our communication.
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Old 06-10-2021, 07:33 AM   #42  
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Personally I think the masks create a psychological barrier to communication and human empathy. If nothing else it's a PITA to talk to someone so I'm less likely to engage in discretionary conversation with strangers. Visual cues are important in our communication.
True statement. Prior to Covid, I never quite appreciated just how much I relied on lip reading to compensate for the limitations of my hearing. A lifetime of exposure to live music, gunfire, and jet noise has damaged it enough to make masked communication far more difficult and when the other person is behind a plexiglass blast shield, nigh on impossible.
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Old 06-10-2021, 11:55 AM   #43  
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Personally I think the masks create a psychological barrier to communication and human empathy. If nothing else it's a PITA to talk to someone so I'm less likely to engage in discretionary conversation with strangers. Visual cues are important in our communication.
As well as difficulties in identifying a stranger, this is why robbers wear masks.

It is also why in some countries women cover much of their faces. In addition to religious direction, it makes it harder for a man to communicate with a woman, and harder to appreciate some of her physical features. A man cannot see a woman smile at him. This all creates a relationship barrier. It allows the woman to pass through crowds more anonymously.
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Old 06-14-2021, 10:38 AM   #44  
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Iím over the mask. Do whatever YOU want. My company requires compliance, which is fine. I wear one when Iím scheduled to fly, when the company requires it. My seat is bleeding from every orifice for bodies to fill trips. When the mask mandate is repealed, I might pick one up. Not before. Enjoy!
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