(Closed) How big is your personal bubble?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: how big is your personal bubble?
    0-3 feet : (41 votes)
    36 %
    3-6 feet : (56 votes)
    50 %
    6-9 feet : (12 votes)
    11 %
    I don't have one/other : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3452 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would have said “excuse me!” to the classmate when your phone was grabbed.  That’s obnoxious! 

    I don’t like people getting too close.  Even people I know well.  I don’t mind being near a friend or family member when talking, but I don’t like when people touch me during a conversation. That bugs me.  Strangers can just stay away. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    147 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I cannot stand anyone near me period but I have Aspergers Syndrome and social interactions can really drain me or make me panic.  I’ve been known to “flip sh*t” at people if they touch me or any of my stuff, I’m very confrontational about it, I can’t really control that aspect of my personality.  Certain “triggers” will make my brain-to-mouth filter shut off and you will hear my thoughts no matter how much I want to hold my tongue, and being in my space is one of them.  

    I’ve gone through some behavioral training for this, but there is absolutely NO REASON for you to touch me  (outside of greetings such as handshakes and the occaisional unavoidable hug) or ANY of my personal belongings and I will make you well aware of that.

    Post # 5
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    9688 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I have a personal bubble space of about 3-6 feet for strangers or acquaintances.  With my loved ones, close friends and family I’m very physically affectionate, such as hugging, touching, etc.  However, if I don’t know someone well I don’t want them too close.  I would have felt like smacking your classmate, WTH, that is so rude.

    Post # 6
    Member
    580 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’ve never measured it, but it depends on the situation. My bubble is huge in the supermarket!

    Post # 8
    Member
    5183 posts
    Bee Keeper

    i dont like when people touch me

    Post # 9
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    9688 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @SimplyChic11:  That’s a good point, a lot of times personal space is very much a cultural thing. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    2651 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    It depends on the person. The guys I work with? Less than six inches. Any of the managers? 3- 6 feet.  All of the bartenders? They best stay on their side of the line ( 6-12 feet)

    Post # 11
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    1444 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Ick…I’d have been very unhappy if someone got that close to me!  I can’t stand it when people invite themselves into my bubble….like the over-friendly coworkers who want to put a hand on your shoulder when talking to you.  I want to yell, “DON’T TOUCH ME!!!!”  Funny enough, I’m like that with even people I’m close to for some reason.  My Darling Husband has been the ONLY person I’ve ever been cuddly with or really held hands with in public…

    Post # 12
    Member
    7311 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Wait…. this person just reached over and opened your phone??????? I’d swat at that person’s hand on reflex. WTF? Don’t topuch me or my stuff, unless you are family or a reallllllyyyyyy good friend.

    Post # 13
    Member
    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    3-6 feet unless I know you or there’s a reason to be closer than that.  People I know I give pretty much free reign- friends, Fiance, family, etc.  But I’m very, very weird about strangers. I don’t like to hug people, I don’t like cheek-kissers when I don’t know them well.  Or obviously if there’s a reason, like we’re sitting at a small table to talk or something, that’s fine.

    Post # 14
    Member
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I voted “other” because it depends who is in my bubble…. if it’s a guy and he creeps me out, yeah, my bubble is 10 feet and beyond!

    Post # 15
    Member
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I have personal space…issues lol I feel clausterphobic if people are too close to me that I don’t know.  I can not stand when I’m speaking to someone and they keep moving closer to me and I keep backing away.  HELLO! Take a social cue people!

    ETA: I also had a slight breakdown/freak out when I was 16/17ish working in a restraunt on Valentines day.  As a hostess in the waiting area.  It was pretty bad.

     

    Post # 16
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    62 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m so not a touchy feely person where strangers are involved. It drives me insane when people stand unescessarily close to me at the market or something. I’d venture to say my bubble is smaller than most. Lol

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