Personal space.

Canada
January 29, 2009 1:52pm CST
Is it wrong to ask someone to back off a fews feet cause they are in your personal space?I don't think so,i don't understand why some peoples feel the need to be right up to ypur face when they talk to you...unless your deaf or can't see very well but otherwise...back off buddy!are you protecting YOUR personal space?
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6 responses
@proudnana (192)
• Canada
29 Jan 09
Everybody has a comfort zone. Your space is your space and nobody else's, whether they're standing in front of you , beside you , or even behind you. I can't stand it when someone is right in my face. When that happens i usually take a step or two away from this person and if they can't take the hint and are right back in my space again that's when I politely ask them to back off a little.
• Canada
29 Jan 09
Yes,comfort zone.That's what i mean,i don't feel comfortable if your right there in my space. thank you and have a nice day.
@syankee525 (6298)
• United States
29 Jan 09
i hate that, they think they need right up on you. i tell people ok back up you are getting in my space. specaily if i don't know them. my reflect isn't the greatest and i often find myself wanting to swing, and i sure don't like being touch by anyone that if i don't know
• Canada
29 Jan 09
That's exacly what i mean....strangers at the groceries store who get right in my space just to tell me that my bags are on his side of the belt. OH! And the touching,well don't get me started.
@luvandpower (2049)
• United States
29 Jan 09
I have nothing wrong with it, and most of the times adults are good at keeping personal space, unless instructed so. I have a sister though who is vision impaired and she has this problem sometimes...it just takes time. But, ignoring what is just does better than making a problem out of what will never be.
• Canada
29 Jan 09
Like i said,unless you are hard of hearing or vision probleme...i don't see the point of getting in my face.I was just talking about peoples who like to get in your face,you know! have a wonderful day,dear.
@Pleiades (847)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Hello Isa. I would have to say "heck no!" There's nothing wrong with some free space. That's the trouble my ex and I had, he wanted to be up in my face all the time and I just wanted to be left alone. There's something so smothering about being with someone else, you know? It's worse when you have children added to the mix. They all want your attention one way or another. Either way, it's just being polite to giving other people their space and distances. Oh, what really bugs me is when I'm at the store and I'm paying for my stuff. I don't care if I'm paying in cash or card, it's rude when I have the person behind me standing right at my elbow. *Pleiades
@laglen (19783)
• United States
29 Jan 09
I thin it should always be an arm length. i get nervous when people get closer.
@GemmaR (8527)
29 Jan 09
No, it's a perfectly normal thing to ask if you don't feel comfortable with someone being as close to you as they'd like be. I have a friend who doesn't seem to need personal space AT ALL and I will always have to ask her to back off a little bit when she gets too close to me. I think it's a perfectly polite thing to do if you don't feel comfortable, and most people should respect that.