Why do people roll their eyes?

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  • 1 Out of impatience

    People roll their eyes when they start being impatient with something or someone.

  • 2 Out of boredom

    Rolling the eyes can signify boredom. People who roll their eyes a lot tend to get bored easily and to have a short temper.

  • 3 When they hear wrong information

    A lot of people roll their eyes when they hear information that they know for certain to be wrong. 

  • 4 When they are irritated

    People roll their eyes out of irritation. They do that automatically when someone insists on telling them something or doing something that they aren't accepting.

  • 5 When they are sarcastic

    A lot of people accompany their sarcasm with a roll of the eye to show that they are being sarcastic.

  • 6 It's a sign of aggression

    Aggression can also be shown by the roll of the eye before saying something or doing something that can be considered immature.

  • 7 When they're passive aggressive

    Studies show that a lot of teenagers roll their eyes when they dislike what they are hearing as a sign of passive aggression.

  • 8 When they hear something that they dislike

    People roll their eyes upon stumbling upon information that they dislike.

  • 9 It's a sign of disappointment

    Disappointment can be accompanied with a roll of the eye which points towards how the person expected that thing to happen.

  • 10 It's a sign of diapproval

    People roll their eyes when they disapprove of something. It shows that they do not accept what they are receiving.