I Need "Personal Space"

don't stand so close to me! and stop reading over my shoulder! 616 People

    SimpleShares SimpleShares
    22-25, F
    Oct 16, 2014

    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

    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    Once again I find that I have been drawn in to the emotional life of others and once again I become withdrawn and at odds with myself.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

    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

    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

    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
    monaliza23 monaliza23
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 19

    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

    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
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 6, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Cosmos15 Cosmos15
    18-21, F
    Jan 23, 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

    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

    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

    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
    deleted deleted
    Mar 19, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 24, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 24, 2015

    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. 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
    DancingFox DancingFox
    31-35, F
    Nov 16, 2012

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    idrkreally idrkreally
    16-17, F
    Apr 21
    I'm 15 and My boyfriend (of just over a year) is the love of my life ( Ik ppl will say I'm too young but i don't care) and the closest person to my heart. Our relationship has had...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 20
    Well with EP closing i feel the need to finally post something. I Have been a member for about a year or two, and in those years i have not posted a single thing. I never felt like...
    ARandomNerd ARandomNerd
    16-17, M
    Apr 20
    It may be a bit pointless to post experiences when EP is about to close, but I might as well use the privilege to do so while it’s still available. I’d rather start off by...
    TrentNovac2 TrentNovac2
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 19
    I am totally strange and weird but i have a smart and unique personality.
    Knickster24 Knickster24
    22-25, M
    Apr 19
    really do need money not just for a laptop and PS4. need money to eat and buy gear to wear. and hot water for I can have a hot shower. hate having cold showers.
    slivereyes slivereyes
    36-40, F
    Apr 19
    I am an all around open minded person so if you need to talk, please message me. I am open about LGBT+ (I am demisexual and my partner is Trans), BDSM ( NOT 50 Shades of Grey, I am...
    CalicoWoolfe CalicoWoolfe
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 18
    I'm so shaky and need it so badly. I have been taking it since I was 8 and the dose has gone up and down over the years, and right now I just need it. I feel horrible physically...
    IkIlLeDyOuRsOuLaNdAtEiT IkIlLeDyOuRsOuLaNdAtEiT
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 18
    I have this one online friend that I've known for 3 years and I need him in my life. We may go 3 weeks without talking but when we do we catch up on everything. Whenever there's a...
    1kallaway 1kallaway
    41-45, F
    Apr 18
    You know more about me than anyone, I have told you things I don't even allow myself to think about. You mean so much to me and I have really not been the best friend to you. For...
    boldtimer boldtimer
    66-70, M
    Apr 17
    I really find myself in a closed circle the same person with same conditions repeat himself over and over again with different people in my life Maybe small things are different...
    Nouf1 Nouf1
    26-30, F
    Apr 17
    I need friends that have kind and want to travel as a group. No kids or anything . Anyone up to it I need like 3 new friends? ?? And that aren't going to f me over
    rosesandlilys rosesandlilys
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    I really need some help my boyfriend went to his football match final game yesterday he had been drinking and he come home about 7 he asked me to pick him up as he had a really bad...
    kayloulou kayloulou
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 17
    People don't understand personal space. Whenever I go shopping, everyone wants to be close. I'm not talking about walking close by to get pass I'm talking about whenever I grab...
    staystyleandsmile staystyleandsmile
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    I need spankings. I need stress relief too.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 17
    i didnt understand this. but i do see now. just know the following so you know why it was so hard for me. i have lived with the idea of space meaning isolation. to be shunned...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    Apr 16
    Many girls think that what is most important is to get a boyfriend and their teen lives will be amazing. But, I'm not gonna lie, I thought that way for someone time. UNTIL I...
    thaisykm thaisykm
    18-21, F
    Apr 16
    I need to feel loved I need to be touched I need to get my life back I need to get lots of... Wow, so much of I need to get something for myself. How about us changing this to...
    Kabous45 Kabous45
    41-45, M
    Apr 16
    Yes, u need a live-in maid! Such a person will keep your house clean, do your grocery shopping, cook your meals, do your laundry and your pets will be taken care of also when you...
    bobbylee111 bobbylee111
    41-45, F
    Apr 15
    almost 10:30. I'm a bit tired but it's not that late. I need to wake up at 3:30. that should make me want to fall asleep. not tonight. I guess I didn't do enough during the day...
    4gotwhereiwas 4gotwhereiwas
    31-35, F
    Apr 14
    My Name is Vishal Kumar Shah. I m a Simple boy. I live in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. I am a very open minded boy. Just like a Open book. If a Book is open front of you so you...
    Vcompany Vcompany
    22-25, M
    Apr 14
    I have anxiety posting stuff on the internet. Even though I am hiding underneath all those invisible layers of accounts and usernames and pictures. I still feel as though other...
    NonexistentSpot NonexistentSpot
    18-21, F
    Apr 14
    People say don't be so hard on yourself.. True. But at this point, I'd rather just share than to keep it in but I won't be direct. I'm not crazy I don't think I am, but my actions...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee
    70+, F
    8 Responses Apr 13
    Naw yall need school thats what yall need not a bf/gf... GET YO *** IN YOUR ROOM!
    apperentlyicanthavemynameagain apperentlyicanthavemynameagain
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 13
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    fuckuprincessanyajaki fuckuprincessanyajaki
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 13
    Not something you say out loud, eh? As addicts go, I've been lucky. Given alcohol, drugs & cigarettes a wide, wide berth. But I've had addictions, and I've had near-addictions...
    AsYetNameless AsYetNameless
    13-15, T
    Apr 13
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