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What is the correct distance for intimate space?

What is the correct distance for intimate space?

Intimate distance ranges from touching to about 18 inches (46 cm) apart, and is reserved for lovers, children, close family members, friends, and pets.

What is intimate distance?

A zone of space—ranging from intimate contact to less than an arm’s length—in which people operate under specific social situations.

What is the intimate distance used for?

Intimate Distance (Less than 1.5 Feet): This space is kept for romantic partners, family, and close friends. Primarily, this is used for more intimate touching, either of a friendly nature (e.g. hugging) or for romance (e.g. kissing). Also, at this distance, individuals are likely to be able to smell each other too.

At what distance does most communication occur?

Much of our communication occurs in the personal zone, which is what we typically think of as our “personal space bubble” and extends from 1.5 feet to 4 feet away from our body.

How can personal space affect communication?

1. Intimate space is reserved for contact by close family members and lovers. Personal space is the region into which you allow people with whom you have good rapport. People value their personal space and they feel irritation, antagonism, or anxiety whenever someone they don’t know invades their space.

Can I push someone out of my personal space?

California law does not admit to violations of personal space as a defense for battery defense. One would, in effect, be hitting someone because he or she did not like the other person’s location. California does allow for violence in defense of oneself or others, under reasonable circumstances.

What’s the difference between personal distance and intimate distance?

Personal distance is used for talking with family and close friends. Although it gives a person a little more space than intimate distance, it is still very close in proximity to that of intimacy, and may involve touching. Personal distance can range from 2 to 4 feet.

What should be the average personal space distance?

Average comfort levels of personal space distance in the U.S.: Approximately 0 to 20 inches for intimate couples. Approximately 1-1/2 feet to 3 feet for good friends and family members. Approximately 3 feet to 10 feet for casual acquaintances and coworkers. More than 4 feet for strangers. More than 12 feet for speaking to a large group.

How big should your personal space be for strangers?

Average comfort levels of personal space distance in the U.S.: Approximately 0 to 20 inches for intimate couples. Approximately 1-1/2 feet to 3 feet for good friends and family members. Approximately 3 feet to 10 feet for casual acquaintances and coworkers. More than 4 feet for strangers.

Which is the closest zone to intimate distance?

The closest of these zones is referred to as intimate distance, which includes the space from bodily contact, such as a hug, to the distance it would take to whisper to a confidant. Very few of our public interactions occur within intimate distance.

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