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I Need "Personal Space"

don't stand so close to me! and stop reading over my shoulder! 503 People

    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 5 Responses Dec 8, 2007

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    Just wish I could have a little bit of space on

    this GOD's cold piece of wold! So that I can at least be able to live the life that I see with my own eyes! But still living a dream and nothing strong enough in this world to stop it. ;/
    benginm benginm 26-30, M Jul 15, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Its like a literal bubble.

    I like people and I love to help them....from at least 6 inches away, even that's a but close for my own comfort. I've always been that way, don't know why. I suppose the exception is that, when I feel like genuine crap, I like a hug.
    frescowalden frescowalden 18-21, T 1 Response Jan 16

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    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F Nov 16, 2012

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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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    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 Jun 27, 2008

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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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    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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    SimpleShares SimpleShares 18-21, F Oct 16, 2014

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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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    I hate when people ask me too many personal

    questions. >.> It makes me feel awkward. I made friends with a human recently, and I swear he asked me so many questions he probably knows my whole life story by now. -_-
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 24, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Cosmos15 Cosmos15 16-17, F Jan 23

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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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    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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    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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    I have a limited tolerance

    for people. I guess it comes from seeing enough of them turned inside out, or trying to turn you inside out. I didn't see the worst of it by far in my enlistment, but enough to make me uneasy if around others too much. I dehumanize them after a while... maybe so I'm OK with...
    demandingone demandingone 26-30 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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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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    girlfriend left me today saying she needs space. ***** you can have the whole galaxy
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