How close do you stand to people while speaking with them?

@dbhattji (2507)
India
June 30, 2007 12:38am CST
There are people, mainly near sighted ones, who put their faces about 12 inches from yours while talking, while some stay at a respectable 3 ft. distance. How about you, do you stand too close or too far. How do you feel when someone comes too close.
3 responses
@ackars (1942)
• India
30 Jun 07
Depends on whom Im talking to.If its a gal,I keep atleast 2 meters and if its ma good friend(guy) I keep about one meteres.
@dbhattji (2507)
• India
1 Jul 07
Very wise, although some might be doing just the opposite.
30 Jun 07
I like to stand arm distance away; closer or furhter depending on the person and environment. I can't stand it when people get too close. I naturally started leaning backwards without even noticing it.
@dbhattji (2507)
• India
1 Jul 07
I find myself doing that a lot, I mean leaning back - but I try to pull back without looking too rude.
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
30 Jun 07
I was nearsighted most of my life until I had lasik surgery a few years ago and I never stood too close to people, even if I didn't have my glasses on. 12 inches seems too close to me, but it really hasn't happened enough that I can even recall an instance of it happening.
@dbhattji (2507)
• India
1 Jul 07
I am also nearsighted, with high myopia, but I have had many people who stand so close that it make me uncomfortable, and I try to pull back without being rude.