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4,094 hits 4.0 (1 vote) Share Favorite | Flag 11 years ago by sander

What's the radius of your personal space?
Meaning, how close can people get to you before you start feeling uncomfortable?


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11 yrs ago - Saturday 9/10/11 - 2:27:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't like people getting too close. When I can feel their breath I get really uneasy. I've encountered cops who invade my personal space just to make me feel unsafe: I think they learn that at the academy...
11 yrs ago - Saturday 9/10/11 - 2:31:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
It depends on the person.
11 yrs ago - Saturday 9/10/11 - 2:38:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
Depends on the situation.

I've been in situations where 20 feet felt uncomfortable, and others where I had at least a half dozen strangers pressed up against me (concerts, not orgies, unfortunately).
11 yrs ago - Saturday 9/10/11 - 11:31:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
depends on person
11 yrs ago - Monday 9/12/11 - 10:03:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
Your in for a tough time if you cant handle people within 3 feet of you like how will you work or have kids or be intimate or meet new people ? But yeah like most people said it depends who it is, what kind of vibe they give off, how well I know them.
11 yrs ago - Wednesday 9/14/11 - 12:30:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
I work in retail, by necessity my personal bubble is almost nonexistent.

Seriously, more than three feet? How do you even live in a populated area with that kind of expectation?
11 yrs ago - Wednesday 9/14/11 - 12:31:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
It used to be yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeigggggggghhhhhhhhh high but now I don't know. I don't mind people near me as long as they have a good reason to be.
11 yrs ago - Thursday 9/15/11 - 7:31:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
Generally, if you're close enough to touch me, you're to close.
11 yrs ago - Thursday 9/15/11 - 7:33:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
Prettayyyy high. When I'm home in my room it's like 10 feet all around. When I'm on the bus I condense my personal space but it's not comfortable at all.

But when I invite somebody into my space, it's a totally different story.
11 yrs ago - Thursday 9/15/11 - 7:38:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
in public? 3 feet. don't get in my face.

in private? way more than that.
11 yrs ago - Friday 9/16/11 - 4:29:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
Uh at least an arms length if im comfortable about the people around me.If its someone i dont like or feel like they might do something i start to put my arms upand cross em and be ready
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 1/15/12 - 4:24:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
About a foot. I used to being in crowded areas.
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 1/15/12 - 4:33:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
like alot of people have said, it depends on the person
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 1/15/12 - 4:39:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
Three feet is kind of a lot. One foot is good enough.
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 1/17/12 - 5:29:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
Depends on the person and the situation.

Some people I have no problem getting random hugs from them or having them stand really close to me, while other I don't want them anywhere near me and the closer they are the more I don't like it.

Or with strangers it changes with the situation. On a crowded train (or any other place that is really crowded) I wont mind some stranger being really close to me because they have no other choice but it if not a crowded place and there is plenty of room and some stranger walk right over and stands close to me then I have a problem.
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 1/17/12 - 6:33:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
500 km radius
10 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 8/6/12 - 11:35:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
I certainely feel more comfortable around certain people than others
10 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 8/6/12 - 2:35:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Around three feet.
Closer and I'm a bit uncomfortable but I won't get violent and shove you away.
10 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 8/7/12 - 7:12:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
If the person is not my bf or someone i like as more than a friend, then as long as the person is not touching me, brushing against me, or breathing on me, im fine. If i want to touch you, or you to touch me, i will make the first move.
10 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 8/7/12 - 7:32:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
could we agree on a standard situation to measure? I can't see that if a stranger walked up to ask directions you'd be uncomfortable if they came to within two feet of your face - would you?
6 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 3/31/16 - 7:40:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 9/10/11 - 2:38:25 PM skine wrote:
Depends on the situation. I've been in situations where 20 feet felt uncomfortable, and others where I had at least a half dozen strangers pressed up against me (concerts, not orgies, unfortunately).

lol, oh skine.
6 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 4/1/16 - 8:26:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
643 miles.
6 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 4/1/16 - 9:52:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
The other side of the earth.
6 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 4/1/16 - 2:53:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
Aww, sander...

I think it has more to do w/ sudden movement for me. Like, 2 feet might be fine if the person sort of sidles up slowly and predictably, but 5 feet might not be enough if they move in some aggressive or surprising way.
6 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 4/22/16 - 12:44:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
as long as they're clean and smell nice, I don't mind when people are close.

i'm not a hugger but when friends are around and play with my hair or lean against me or are just physical, i don't mind either.

it's so easy to go days without touching anyone. closeness is nice.

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