Every one has their own little “bubble” that they don’t like people to be in. This bubble varies in size with every person, often depending on who the intruder is, the culture they were raised in, and how comfortable they are with the intruder. Introverts generally keep to themselves and have a larger personal space then Extraverts.
There are four categories of Personal space. 8 feet or more is considered Public space, 4-8 feet is Social space, ˝-3 feet is personal space, and less then one foot is Intimate space.
In class we played a game on personal space. What happened was we would pair up, and one person would stand with the back to the other, and when they felt the other person get to near they would turn around. I had a real asshat as a partner, I didn’t like him, so I didn’t let him get within 4 feet of me. But later on that day I was hanging out with one of my friends and we were sitting less then a foot a part. Its all about who it is.
This was included in my Theater notes, so thats why its under the Theatre label.