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asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 6 months ago

what does it mean really to "invade someone's personal space"? what is "personal space"? why it is so sensitive?

like someone just suddenly walking into your private area, like, for example someone (maybe a sales person, maybe a neighbor) just suddenly walking over to your home while you are outside and starting some "friendly gibberish" with you? why most would not like that?

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    6 months ago
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    I'd take it to mean one has entered into space not available to others or has gotten too close physically.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Personal space is not about private areas like your home. It's about how close people can get to you without causing you discomfort. It varies by culture. Here's a good article about the concentric rings, or bubbles, of personal space, social space, and public space:

    https://www.livescience.com/20801-personal-space.h...

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  • 6 months ago

    Personal space can mean any space that is personal to someone. A large empty abandoned house could be private space for some homeless person and if you try to get in or sell him inappropriate substances, it could be an 'invasion of his private space'. Any place that could reasonable make someone feel uncomfortable when you present there is a private space.

    Source(s): I am a philosopher.
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  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    No - it means get too physically close to someone.

    Most people like anyone you're speaking to or interacting with, if they aren't a partner or a really close relative or friend, to stand a reasonable distance away from them. Maybe a metre away.

    Any closer can make them feel pressurised and uncomfortable.

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