Reblogged from mothernaturenetwork
The truth about personal space
The average American has 4 ‘bubbles’ of personal space that range from 18 inches to 12 feet away.
Loved this bit from the article - There are times when personal space intrusions are simply unavoidable, such as in a crowded subway car. How do we cope? The psychologist Robert Sommer suggested we do it by temporarily dehumanizing those around us, avoiding eye contact and pretending they’re inanimate until the moment comes when we spot an escape route. After all, it’s not uncomfortable to stand inches from a wall.