I Need "Personal Space"

don't stand so close to me! and stop reading over my shoulder! 606 People

    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

    One of my friends on EP told me about this one

    time when she was at a pool, and she went into the showers. Of course, there was nothing to separate the showers. So as soon as she started the water, a lady walked in and got a little to close for comfort. So the lady started talking about shopping and everything, but she was...
    AlphaFire AlphaFire
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 24, 2015

    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

    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
    SimpleShares SimpleShares
    22-25, F
    Oct 16, 2014

    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
    Cosmos15 Cosmos15
    18-21, F
    Jan 23, 2015

    I am a mother, wife and work a full time job.

    I love "me" time and would just like to be alone sometimes. My husband doesn't understand this and thinks I'm selfish for wanting some time to myself...even if it's just closing a door to read a book. Infuriating!!
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2015

    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

    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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    Mar 19, 2015

    I had this phobia growing up,

    people couldn't touch me. I've grown out of it a lot, but I still need that 3 foot bubble of me space between people. I don't enjoy cuddling or group hugs, I hate people who think they need to touch my arm or something if they are talking to me.
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell
    18-21, T
    Mar 26, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    Dec 8, 2012

    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
    18-21, F
    Jan 6, 2012

    I Love my family but

    why does my ******* sister feel the need to get involed with Everything in my ******* life. Once she thought I was kissing this boy on a snapchat story and she went so far to screenshot it zoom in 3 times and then when I come home she just looked at me up and down. The fact I...
    imaprincess5 imaprincess5
    22-25, F
    Mar 19, 2016

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2013

    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...
    Airlangga Airlangga
    May 30, 2013
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    1 Response Jun 6, 2015

    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

    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

    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. -_-
    MichaelMyers1 MichaelMyers1
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 24, 2014

    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

    I need this emotionally

    and physically. I wonder if anyone else out there enjoys their own company as much as I do? It's exhausting making an effort with people. This was a massive issue in my last relationship. I've become so independent and used to my own company. What's wrong with needing time and...
    rememberthegirl rememberthegirl
    26-30, F
    Sep 12, 2015

    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

    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
    DancingFox DancingFox
    31-35, F
    Nov 16, 2012

    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

    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, 2015

    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

    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
    1 Response Dec 29, 2014

    Sometimes you just don't want to talk,

    why can't people understand that? Like give me some space! Is it going to kill you? I will eventually come back at you if I wish to anyway...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Oct 18, 2015
    monaliza23 monaliza23
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 19, 2016

    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
    4 Responses Feb 5, 2012

    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
    12 Responses Apr 26, 2008
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