What does the phrase, "he looks all about" mean? Here is the context: He is shy, arrogant, and he looks all about. It must be a negative thing. Does it mean confused or distracted?
It likely means that he looks around his environment a lot. For example, if he is in a workplace, he would be quiet, come off as arrogant to others even if he's not really that way on purpose. And that he looks around the workplace a lot at other people and things. As to why he looks around a lot, only he could answer that. Maybe it's because he's nervous that people are talking about him, or just curious to see what other people are doing, or maybe he's just daydreaming and not really focusing on where it appears he's looking.