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I Need "Personal Space"

don't stand so close to me! and stop reading over my shoulder! 403 People

    Stop Breathing My Air

    I don't like it when people stand too close to me when they talk. I work at a largely Hispanic school. How is this relevant, you ask? They have no concept of personal space. The staff members who are Hispanic are right up on you when they talk to you. The students are even...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 15, 2007

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    Uncomfortable With Physical Contact!

    I have always needed my own space, even I was a small child I was uncomfortable with too much hugging.  I don’t know why but I feel resistance towards my mum, like hugging her just feels unnatural and I can remember this from an early age.  It’s like I was...
    eelarc eelarc 26-30, F Feb 23, 2010

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    Used To...

    Then I learned only Americans have this problem and since I wanted to live in a place like Japan, I discovered that I needed to fix my bubble-radius. It's now pretty easy to get into my bubble or I'll get into your bubble if I have to to move along or walk past you to get where I...
    Neur0ticism Neur0ticism 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27, 2008

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    Back the Heck Up Would Ya

    Why is personal space such foreign concept; why is it so hard to believe that not everyone wants to be so close to you they can smell what you've had for breakfast? Why is it people trying to have a conversation or attempting to be caring and understanding have the most problem...
    tulick tulick 31-35, F 10 Responses Apr 27, 2008

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    Is This Just Part Of Who I Am

    Once again I find that I have been drawn in to the emotional life of others and once again I become withdrawn and at odds with myself. Is this just something that I have to face every so often? Is this just part of who I am?   People seem to seek me out when they have a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 5, 2012

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    Can't Breath.

    This story is going to be about emotional personal space. I want friends, of course, I have been friendless for almost all my life, and while I do want someone to talk to, hang out with, have conversations with... that doesn't mean that I want to feel like I can't breath. I...
    ForestRain ForestRain 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 20, 2012

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    Only Child

    I grew up in a two family flat.  My grandfather lived upstairs and after he passed my parents rennovated the upstairs and converted the house into a single family home.  My room was upstairs. I had my own kitchen, bathroom and I spent many days and nights using my...
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F May 23, 2009

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    Personal Time

    Maybe not so much personal space...but definately need personal time.  I am a very social person and love being around others....one in particular....{wink} But there are times....I just wanna hang out with me....:)
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 26, 2007

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    I .need. Space.

     I hate when people get so close I can smell their hair!!! I get all sweaty and nervous when people get too close! It drives me crazy!! I don't think people realize it, but I enjoy my distance and if I can touch your nose when we talk,.....your too close. I don't even like it...
    seungwon seungwon 16-17, F Jan 6, 2012

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    I Can'T Focus When You'Re There

    I have this odd inability where if I'm trying to do something around people I feel much more stressed and feel an intense desire to leave or wish they would go away. For instance, my mother has complained frequently of how I'll wait until nobody else is in the kitchen before I...
    Aerakyla Aerakyla 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2013

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    New Girl

    We just had a new girl start at my work and, i don't know, she seems a little.......off? Anyway i swear, yesterday, if she got any closer to me she would have been sat on my lap! Now i dont mind people touching me, a friendly touch on the arm while talking, a hug, etc all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Apr 26, 2008

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    One Thing That I Absolutely Hate

    One thing that I really hate is when people in stores feel a need to stand RIGHT behind you, especially when you're in line. I also hate when they bump into you and don't say "sorry. Don't you realize that you're standing way too effing close to me?
    BlankPage123456787 BlankPage123456787 70+, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2011

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    My Friend Is Suffocating Me !!

    So I just met that friend I guess two months ago and she's really nice with me ad so helpful,well she helped me when I just came to France finding an apartment and all the paper stuff,going to the doctor's,helped me to move out as well,and I even stayed at her house for two weeks...
    lovekorea lovekorea 18-21, F Dec 8, 2012

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    I'm Very Protective of My Personal Space

    I don't like when it's invaded.  I hate when people come into my room, or even stand in certain sections of it.  It irritates the hell out of me, and at times I'll even tell them to move.  "You can't stand in that area.  It's mine.  Get out."...
    solarxmoon solarxmoon 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 8, 2007

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    Stay Out of My Bubble!

    It drives me nuts when people come into my "personal space" who aren't invited in. Some people are allowed to cross the "barrier" but about 99% of people I want out and at a distance. It just makes me so incredibly uncomfortable. I hate it. I want them away...
    earth2bella earth2bella 22-25, F Jan 31, 2008

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    Very Important to Me!

    I have always been a "private" type person.  I need my own space.  When I was growing up I had to have alone time away from everything and everyone.  Now that I am an adult (where did all the time go???)   I still need it.  I need time out...
    beaglewoman beaglewoman 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2007

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    The International Rules

    We were in this strange situation were the woman cries and the man fight back the manly tears. Then this women comes and suddenly hug me... ...awkward, awkward, awkward. "Hug her back!" One of my friend whisper-not-so-quietly, crushing my hopes of only standing like a brick...
    Awanputih Awanputih 18-21 May 30, 2013

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    No Touching

    The best example of this was on Grey's Anatomy when Christina was hugged and instead of embracing the person she stood there cold yelling "ouch ouch ouch". LOL We all have our comfort zone and need a little space now and then. I'm all about communication but if I don't...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 10, 2007

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    I've Learned...

    i have always been an introvert, always enjoyed my own company, but having a roommate has made me realize just how much i value my personal space. because, honestly, as a college student, personal space is a luxury of the past. i have to LEAVE my room to find space alone...living...
    Fahrenheit Fahrenheit 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 12, 2009

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    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F Nov 16, 2012

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    I believe that we all need time alone. To gather our thoughts and just be. I have learned to value those moments when I get to have time to myself to do things I may not normally...
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72 41-45 Mar 25

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    For as long as I can remember, I've felt a strong need to share my life with someone special. Now, for the first time, I just need to be alone. I don't want to meet anyone, chat to...
    Iamhere4me Iamhere4me 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    When I’m stressed or in emotional pain, I need physical comfort. A hug, a gentle kiss, a compassionate touch. But my man, he’s the complete opposite…When he’s stressed and...
    dragonflEYEfly dragonflEYEfly 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    But there's no one to give me one. I have personal space issues so I feel awkward initiating hugs and accidentally tense up whenever someone else initiates. So I rarely get hugs...
    NekroNomikon NekroNomikon 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 23

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    Your personality type: "Social Realist" Warm-hearted, popular and conscientious. Tend to put the needs of others over their own needs. Feel strong sense of responsibility and duty...
    betweenthe10andthequeen betweenthe10andthequeen 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    Your personality type: "Good-natured Realist" Quiet, kind and conscientious. Can be depended on to follow through. Usually puts the needs of others above their own needs. Stable...
    IvyHunt IvyHunt 18-21, F Mar 19

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    Okay so. I have feelings for two guys. Both completely different. Guy 1: not very social, I've known since I was a kid. He's very shy but...
    angelicahcah angelicahcah 18-21, F 2 Responses 50 mins ago

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    Your personality type: "Social Realist" Warm-hearted, popular and conscientious. Tend to put the needs of others over their own needs. Feel strong sense of responsibility and duty...
    Chirogymnast Chirogymnast 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Ever since I was young boy I have always been fascinated by outer space. I used to write plenty of short fiction in grammar school with spaced based themes. Loved Carl Sagan’s...
    ProgressNotPerfection ProgressNotPerfection 41-45, M Mar 20

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    There are many goods on World of Warcraft, and of course too few products place to ensure they are most. The bigger your degree, the greater area you need. It may be quite...
    bnsshop13 bnsshop13 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Personal hygiene The person you care for may be physically or mentally unable to maintain their own personal hygiene. Keeping clean is essential for good health. Poor hygiene can...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Apr 6

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    I don't do it to be rude, although it might seem like it. But usually, it's because whatever you're talking about has gone past the point of what I understand, and I don't want to...
    JennilynnCeleste JennilynnCeleste 31-35, F Mar 25

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    I need help. From someone, somewhere. I just don't know who to go to. So well recently, I've been in hell. And things didn't get better at all, it's just that I've changed, my...
    LifeAfterBlake LifeAfterBlake 18-21, M 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    It is often observed that people who are involved in personal injury cases do not seek any help or guidance from a personal injury lawyer. The main reason for this is the fear that...
    flipsideseo1 flipsideseo1 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    It is often observed that people who are involved in personal injury cases do not seek any help or guidance from a personal injury lawyer. The main reason for this is the fear that...
    flipsideseo1 flipsideseo1 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I feel like I'm so plain and boring. I'm not outgoing, attractive nor fun. I feel like Im just an another mouth to feed, waste of space, just total useless.
    rsddhj rsddhj 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I will be sitting in personal finance class or on the bus listening to music and with in a matter of seconds my mind is somewhere else it's like I'm not even there I'm somewhere in...
    PoetryGirl101 PoetryGirl101 16-17, F Apr 3

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    Let me just start off with some background. I have been a Christian girl all my life, my dad left when i was 11 this rlly took a toll on me, i needed my father's love. i needed him...
    Porcelian Porcelian 16-17, F 20 Responses Mar 29

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    Hey guys... I figured out how to feel better about myself, and be happier and I'd like to share it with you all. (I am aware this might all sound very hippie like...but I'm just...
    xxersabooxx xxersabooxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    He's been dating her for like a week while I'm with the sick kid, he told me he slept with her. - I wasn't ready to see him let alone hear this- I was still accepting him with...
    Stargasm Stargasm 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My life has been a constant battle in so many ways and i feel i will always have to battle to keep as stable as i can and to stay away from toxic people. I don't hate people that...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Short history: We are long distance. We have been in an online relationship for a couple of years and we just met face to face last fall. We are on a break now, that I initiated...
    Selvmo Selvmo 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 29

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    So in the space of a few minutes I have heard two peices of bad news which I didn't need to hear. I found out my step dad died, ok we was never close and hardly ever got on but I...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    People who talk to me only when they need to talk to someone. I'm all for listening to my friends vent but not ONLY for that. I'm not a therapist, nor do I plan on being a...
    PitchDaffy PitchDaffy 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Hello all, so i think i posted about it already. If not, then, here is a reminder. So my girlfriend of almost 3 years ended our relationship not long ago. I havent been doing very...
    Lonelyboy984 Lonelyboy984 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've had a thing with this girl for a month. Then 2 weeks ago I asked her to be my girlfriend(I'm lesbian) and now she just seems to be clingy, like she always want to be with me...
    crazykim17ily crazykim17ily 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Do you need someone with whom you can TRUST? I am here for your best interest and wearfare. Professionals are here so that you can have someone you can Trust and be completely...
    aspanker43232 aspanker43232 61-65, M 6 hrs ago

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    I try to pay attention , but I usually don't notice , when I space out ! I just happens .
    RubieeCeee RubieeCeee 16-17, F Apr 3

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    I've been in a drought for far too long. I need it and I need it bad . It's hard trying to find a woman who wants it just as bad as I do.
    Ajax2221 Ajax2221 22-25, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I really need to exercise more... My muscles are starting to get sore because I'm not doing anything :/ plus I'm tired all the time (might not help that I'm a teenager). I need to...
    KT98 KT98 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    I just feel really alone. I feel like I have no friends, when in reality I do. I don't have a best friend. I thought I did. I don't think anybody cares about me that much. My...
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 1 Response 30 mins ago

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    Hello.. My name's Jason. I've found this forum several times whilst typing random things into google, so I thought i'd sign up... It looks as if it's a good place to vent. I'm not...
    aJason23 aJason23 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 18

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    He managed to fool me, my family, and most of his family FOR YEARS. I have been trapped in this relationship, as we have a 13 year old special needs child, who has required me to...
    sterlingrose sterlingrose 46-50, F Mar 20