Panda Posted April 21, 2004 Share Posted April 21, 2004 Different cultures have different amounts of personal space. In some cultures it is acceptable to be close enought to touch shoulders when standing next to someone when they are speaking to you, even if they are just a stranger. While other cultures it is not acceptable to even touch. This brings me to my question to everyone here. How big is your personal space bubble? When is close too close? Have you ever been in a situation where you felt really uncomfortable because the person you were talking to was just way to close to you? For me it depends on who it is. If it is a close friend or family member I don't mind them touching me. If it is a stranger then about 5 feet away, or a desk/counter away from me is fine. Anything closer to that is uncomfortable to me. I have a fairly big personal bubble. I will go to the opposite side of an elevator when getting in if someone else is in there. I just like my space. The most uncomfortable situation I have been in when someone invaded my personal bubble has to be the time a 75 year old man kissed me...on the lips! I work with lots of senior citizens and many of them are grandparents (or great grandparents) and treat me like a grandchild. I get lots of hugs and candy from them. This one day my little 75 year old man had his arms out like he wanted a hug. So I went over to give him a goodbye hug and then the kissed me! On the lips! Eeeeegah! That has to be the most uncomfortable, and disturbing, invasion of my personal bubble ever! :eek: This is the reason I love the internet so much, no one can invade my personal space! Now that you know my story, tell me your story! How big is your personal space, when is close too close and what is the most uncomfortable situation you have been in? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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