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I Wish People Understood Personal Space

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 387 People

    I Like My Space

    I live in a land where there are a mere 3.4 people per square kilometre.  We have space everywhere.  Times change, and we are becoming less touchy-feely and more protective of the little bubble that surrounds us.  I don't mind getting close with people I know, or getting into...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 15, 2011

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    Rude Awakening

    Sitting at a tranisit station one morning,basking in the sun,uhhhmm breathing it all in,this man says hello,i respond with a polite goodmoring.Suddenly hes sitting next to me with his arm around my shoulder,asking me "so how you doin?"i got up so fast and told him not to touch me...
    Look2the5ky Look2the5ky 22-25 Jan 31, 2011

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    Step Away!

    I have never liked people too close to me. My personal space radius is a few feet wider than everyone else. I don't like people to begin with so naturally I like them to be at a distance so I can keep my eyes on them. Everyone yells at me for it and tells me to calm down. Then...
    L96Arctic L96Arctic 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 27, 2012

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    I Don't Like This

    I've only recently found this out about myself. I really don't like overly touchy feely people. It's ok in small amounts but when someone is constantly invading my space by either sitting too close, or touching my hands, or my hair or patting me all the time I get antsy, and if...
    explainit2me explainit2me 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2011

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    This Guy Cared Nothing About Me

    One day, life just bullied me. Elements were out of my control. I was depressed, I kept getting bad news. I wanted out. I wanted to die and suicide was on my mind a lot. I felt like I had no significant reason or purpose to be here where your days seem more sad and difficult...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F Sep 26, 2013

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    Some Ppl Are Just Creepy

    I don't consider myself to be to physically affectionate with anyone other than my partner but I usually don't mind too much when people who are considered phycially affectionate are affectionate towards me but so long as they aren't creepy about it.I have a girlfriend who is...
    XioBlue XioBlue 22-25, F Jan 31, 2011

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    Now I know how much personal space counts.

    Now I know how life can become hell when secret chamber gets looted and valuables are put in auction.Now I know but ...................too late.....
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 Dec 20, 2013

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    I Couldn' Agree More!

       This is a free country. We are liberated-Means-to be free, there are no restrictions on what you can or cant do.you have the right to go anywhere you want,do anything you want. And still,somebody's always in your space trying to tell you what to do or where to go, or how to...
    SWagner1 SWagner1 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 13, 2011

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    My Middle Names Personal Space... No Joke.

    Okay first things first—I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY HAVE A SITE FOR THIS and I thought I was the ONLY one! Finally, my friends don't understand when I tell them not to touch me and neither do my family, I hate people sitting too close or touching me, my hair, skin contact—whatever...
    ButterNubsz ButterNubsz 13-15, F Jan 28, 2013

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    Damn Straight

    I have issues with touching. There are very few people that I allow to be 5 feet or closer. And I ******* hate it when outside family that I haven't met, but they know about me (because the mammas talk about everything) and still they touch me! Then there are just other people...
    midnighthavoc midnighthavoc 18-21, F Jul 1, 2011

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    My Dream Bout My Friends Wedding

    Okaii I had a dream about my close friend getting married to dis guy dat she is recently talking to on facebook nd they were getting married in my old high schools church in Nauru (an island I come from) Nd I was one of her bridesmaid along side our 2 close friends and her maid...
    Mabz Mabz 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I recently had to get completely changed in a big group changing room. There were no curtains or anything. And I don't have a problem with anyone seeing me naked (I'm a nudist...
    19andNaked 19andNaked 18-21, M Jul 2

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    I am a woman who is bald by choice and I wish people were more open minded about everything. Just because someone or something is different, doesn't make it bad. Open your mind...
    cgpyrtle cgpyrtle 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I wish I could say " I totally get it"...... how rapidly things change...... You bounce from one to another like a bored child. I wish I could say "I totally get it"..... but it...
    thataussie thataussie 36-40, M 2 days ago

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

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    Happy Birthday to former lost in space star Mark Goddard.
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M a week ago

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    Actually, no. I want to see life through YOUR eyes. Accepting volunteers right now. Here's the deal: I get to inhabit your body for three days. I experience, feel and think...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    Imagine you're driving through A severe hurricane & you come to A bus stop where you see 3 people - A dying old lady, your best friend & the love of your life, you only have room...
    Muppetschristmasspecial Muppetschristmasspecial 31-35, M 13 hrs ago

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    Without going into too much detail....from last September until about February or March was one of the darkest periods of my life for exactly this reason. My husband, people I had...
    Env06 Env06 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I don't know what to do anymore. I have two older sisters that are so much better than me. They're major Christians and they're pretty... They're what my family wants them to be...
    justagirl11893 justagirl11893 13-15, F Jul 20

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    I witnessed this amazing moment the other day... Older lady with a cane and a cart full of groceries arrives at her car. A much younger man walks right past her without even...
    littlechief79 littlechief79 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    A true guy calls you beautiful, and loves you no matter what you look like. I hate hearing everyday that I'm hot, or my body is perfect.... that doesn't matter to me. What matters...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The other day I had to get completely changed in a group changing room. There were a few other guys there. Being naked in front of people is no big deal to me (I'm a nudist and...
    19andNaked 19andNaked 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    Even though I strongly that whatever happens is for my own good, it would be nice to have people around you who understand your intentions, know that I wouldn't hurt them in any...
    FiercyTiger FiercyTiger 26-30, M Jul 3

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    But people are selfish it's who they are!
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F Jul 5

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    People sharing birthday dates today are singers Steve Lawrence and Jerry Vale.
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Jul 8

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    I really don't give a **** what people think. I just hate being played for like I am a fool. Nobody likes to be played for like a fool.
    xMisunderstoodgirlx xMisunderstoodgirlx 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I always get people who say to me "oh Zoe, you're actually smarter than you look." It's like an insult in a compliment! Aha :)
    Zoewithoutthei Zoewithoutthei 16-17, F Jul 10

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    Happy birthday in Heaven to actress Barbara Stanwyck. She was a wonderful actress, Stella Dallas and Double Indemnity are must sees. An early birthday greeting to James Cagney...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Jul 16

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    Why do kids tease each other in schools? Do they realize the impact that has on a person self-esteem. Why are most people racist? We all have the same blood running through our...
    strawberry38 strawberry38 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    Call me a hippy, but there's so much senseless killing going on these days. I'm not just talking about Gaza, or Crimea, I'm talking about everywhere. Its just getting out of hand...
    HeyIThappens HeyIThappens 18-21 Jul 19

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    I try to think that all people aren't the same and not base or judge them on past experiences but now it's just getting harder and harder.
    SimplyAmazingx SimplyAmazingx 16-17, F Jul 22

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    I dislike how religion and society makes people closed minded. Why cant others see that reality and reason is so much more than what they think or see of it?
    Noxious123 Noxious123 22-25 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    If that was so .. Wow i could have saved my self from alot of greif pain money pity & ect.. But people sorda do in a way always see & hear how they are to others cuz u know one day...
    missyluvsmissy4me missyluvsmissy4me 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    People judge me based on my size, my physical appearance. No body gives me a chance based on me, someone who's loving, caring, and friendly.
    macyymayy macyymayy 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Kill them with kindness. Can work but when you've been nothing but kind to them every time they come in for treatment and treat you like shiznit!! It's hard not to explode...
    carebear1019 carebear1019 31-35, F Jul 1

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    Happy birthday to the wonderful actress Olivia DeHavilland who is 98 today. I would recommend The film The Strawberry Blonde, Olivia is so sweet in there. http://www.tcm.com...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Happy birthday in Heaven to the great actor Charles Laughton. I would recommend such movies as Witness For the Prosecution, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, This Land Is Mine and...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Jul 1

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    Well, on the bright side, he most likely isn't responsible for being nonexistent.
    SamJanowiak SamJanowiak 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    I mean...we all bleed red, what's the problem?
    sawahdwaine sawahdwaine 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Happy birthday to hall of fame relief pitcher Rich Goose Gossage.
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    LeelMx LeelMx 26-30, F Jul 5

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    Short story, I was talking to some EP guy here then we were chatting out in another chatting service , we were having a good friendship till I said kinda joking that I though he...
    Dannuhunter Dannuhunter 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Happy birthday to President George W. Bush who is 68 today. Happy birthday to Sly Stallone who is also 68 today. Happy birthday to actress Janet Leigh in Heaven :) .
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    Happy birthday to former First Lady Nancy Reagan, wow she's 93 today! Happy birthday in Heaven to talk show, giant Merv Griffin. Happy Happy to singers Gene Chandler and Bill Haley...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Jul 6

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    Happy birthday Ringo Starr. Also born on this date orchestra leader Doc Severinsen of jazz fame, singer Mary Ford and pitcher Satchel Paige.
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    It's quite sad to see all of the hate and cruelty going on in the world. Some of the things I've seen and experienced are just not necessary. A lot of it is stupidity and...
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I only attract ******** tht want to get me in the sack!!! Maybe i shud try n cover up more but as a modern feminist i say **** tht i shud b able to accentuate my curves w/o all...
    luckymiranda420 luckymiranda420 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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