Eye Contact is normal. Eye contact is natural. Newborns have a strong desire to gaze into others' eyes. Why do so many adults who have otherwise fairly good interpersonal communication skills "unlearn" this fundamentally indispensable nonverbal staple? A normal and healthy amount of eye contact should between 30 and 70 percent of the time. Try your best to keep it closer to 70 percent if you want to enjoy good rapport and bonding.