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I Need "Personal Space"

don't stand so close to me! and stop reading over my shoulder! 421 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F Nov 16, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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. ;/
    SM1BLE SM1BLE 26-30, M Jul 15

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Currently, I'm at my relative's house. Many of my younger cousins are here, too. 7 kids....no, 7 nightmares. Two of them surpass the rest in awfulness. Those two hellions egg the...
    RantingCuriosity RantingCuriosity 18-21 Jul 19

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    I met a guy through a legit dating service and we hit it off really well. I didn't think anything of it. Then we started emailing and that turned into phone calls and texting, on a...
    notworthtime notworthtime 22-25, F 11 Responses 4 days ago

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    This is long, sorry! If you make it even half way please comment! Feeling a little confused. Going on three years with my fiancé and now I'm starting to have second thoughts...
    janethinks janethinks 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Wow what do you know I am the most rare personality type. Figures as such. The INFJ personality type is very rare, making up less than one percent of the population, but they...
    Powederedtoastman Powederedtoastman 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I was a straight woman who fell in love with a lesbian BPD almost 2 years ago, deeply and madly in love. Last spring, she "needed space," announcing this days before an...
    Dim485 Dim485 51-55, F 4 days ago

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    Sometimes space is needed for your own comfort. I need my own space where no one is around to hear or see me when I want to sing or dance to my songs. ;) Not only that, I feel...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F Jul 1

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    I am not married, however I view my partnership with as much weight as a typical marriage and resources on the topic are limited, so here I am. While I at least have the benefit...
    opheliasodyssey opheliasodyssey 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    Every now and then, when the sun seems unusually wounded, I retreat to the farthest recesses of my self and ponder. Which isn't particularly unusual, but I suppose the subjects in...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    People suffer from personal injuries every single day. Whether it is at home or in the grocery store, you can be a victim any day. However, in order to get compensated for your...
    neinsteinassociates neinsteinassociates 26-30, M Jul 7

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    Personal injury attorneys help people that have sustained injuries from others. In a lot of cases, the lawyers must work on battling vehicle owners or insurance companies. When you...
    neinsteinassociates neinsteinassociates 26-30, M Jul 17

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    I know people have busy lives so I believe in giving people space when they need it, on and off line. I don't believe in suffocating a friend or friendship. One doesn't need to...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 20

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    I would really like to get a better understanding on this. I can only read so much before I want to talk to those that have experience on the subject. I've been in a relationship...
    matt0030 matt0030 22-25, M a week ago

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    OK so its my turn, gotta say, this one is even more accurate than the last test I saw, it describes me perfectly..... except for the dancing part, I cant dance to save my life...
    GoodMan1988 GoodMan1988 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    If it were ever in the cards for me to get married, I would book outer space for the venue :) Nothing like an 'out of this world ' kind of wedding ! It would be me and my love...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Completed every dead space, love them all and It amazes me how they still keep the game scary or scary enough that it still makes you just love it.. Playing some Dead space 3 and...
    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    i'm writing this story for people to read and learn about something that so many ask about and rather then repeatedly writing about the same thing I'm going to put it all here I'm...
    tom67890 tom67890 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I really need help guys, so any advice that you can give would be great ! I have just gotten my own house and have spent all of this week renovating so that i can advertise for a...
    Entity21 Entity21 16-17, F Jul 4

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    I space out a lot. Actually "a lot" would be an understatement. The way I space out is most likely linked to my epilepsy & how I have frequent absence "seizures". People get the...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F Jul 7

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    First, I want to introduce myself, I am Cyril, 22 years old living in the Philippines. I work online as a freelance writer where I earn money just enough to pay monthly bills and...
    CyrilOh CyrilOh 18-21 Jul 15

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    I have been with my GF for about 5 months now. There are no problems in the relationship thus far. We get along well, share a lot of interests, and are generally supportive of one...
    Sdg9791 Sdg9791 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    Alone in space - I lie and contemplateMy home planet Earth so so far awayI dream of other planets I have knownPLETHOS and URBANIA but whichI can never visit again - too hot - too...
    ANGELALALUZ ANGELALALUZ 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Alright everyone, I REALLY need your help with something. Please tell me if I am wrong for this upsetting me. We have had a roommate who has a pitbull, she is the sweetest puppy...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I’ve never had a mom. I am 24 and I have friends and a life but I have struggled my whole life with this emptiness inside of me. I have suffered for so many years because I haven...
    samacoco samacoco 22-25, F Jul 15

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    I wasted 3 hours to see you, and we never even met! I haven't seen you in 7 months. This was suppose to be a very special moment. You were upset they delayed your flight by hours...
    PixieStixs PixieStixs 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I'm going to try to be off EP for the next week or so if I can. I just really need to take a break an get some space from things.
    AlliHastings AlliHastings 22-25 Jul 9

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    I'm a very grateful child and I don't take things for granted when it comes to my parents. I moved in with my dad about a year ago since my parents split up and he has a wife and...
    7lee7 7lee7 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I will probably be remembered as a lazy *** who hated working and was a free loader. maybe had potential but didn't go to school because of the fear of debt and of a previous track...
    chips24 chips24 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 19

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    In October of 2012, my ex and I broke up. We dated for four years and we were each other's first love. We usually broke up for about a few days and got back together; it wasn't so...
    trivy trivy 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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