Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Wish People Understood Personal Space

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 398 People

    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 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It's the final frontier!

    Crowds. At the métro, you risk someone grabbing your ***! Soccer games. Elbows. Hands on your breasts. Smiling apologies! It really is a frontier that many have boldly gone beyond!
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I wish people wouldn't expect me to act and talk a certain way because of how I look. I wish they would say hello to me with an open mind and meet me so they cab decided for...
    LonerToMost84 LonerToMost84 16-17, M Mar 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I wish people were nicer. When I hold the door say thank you!
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Wish People Were Kinder To Each Other
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Wish People Were Kinder To Each Other
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    At the moment a family member is staying at my house at night. I'm alright with him, and if he needs to stay i don't mind i know it's ignorant but i seriously need my night times...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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...
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I like to have my space. It gives me room to do my own thing and relax. I have experienced times that were crowded. I like to move around.
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M Mar 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I wish each of us had warning labels. I have had bad experiences many times. It's all due to the fact that you don't know what makes that person tick. People get angry and upset...
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M Mar 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I wish each of us had warning labels. I have had bad experiences many times. It's all due to the fact that you don't know what makes that person tick. People get angry and upset...
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am scared to be hurt by anyone so I avoid people I'm not proud of it sometimes I wish I had a LOYAL friend !
    sebastianflores12 sebastianflores12 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    But. Well. Wishes are wishes. And rarely change jerks.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    But most wishes stay wishes.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    But jerks rule. Until they dont. So that wish fails often.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    people always judging me before they get t tnow the real me and it pisssin me off cux after they get to no me im nice af and there best friend plz get to know me before you open...
    lovemeordie lovemeordie 13-15, F Mar 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I first met my now mother-in-law, she seemed like such a nice lady and would do anything to keep her son happy. Her son wanted to be with me, everyone was against it. But she...
    Faith89 Faith89 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    People should be nicer to each other sometimes I noticed that people were rude for no reason people are the most important thing on this earth without them nothing else would...
    RealSouthernGentleman RealSouthernGentleman 46-50, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just seem to be a person everyone hates to become mutual friends. Or my "friends" just ignore me until they needed me. I just wish I was valued as a person
    CalZe CalZe 16-17, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    People dont think my life is in anyway helpful because I basically spend forever just watching TV, movies or playing video games, but I'm a very shy person, and I dont need...
    Apollymi357 Apollymi357 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's true. I don't care about being stereotyped although it's annoying when people treat others poorly or less than because of a stereotype
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M Mar 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I honestly think that some people don't have that capability. my wife being one. kicking your spouse when he or she is down is wrong but I think she has no remorse what so ever...
    LoStOnArOcK LoStOnArOcK 31-35, M Mar 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    IT IS EP! Everyone in the deep blue sea knows that half these people on here are fakers. Stop complaining. Get over it.
    Living2Heights Living2Heights 16-17, F Mar 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This just shows people can be. Love lnows no bounds. I love it. Post some positivity!! http://skeleton-love.diply.com/auntyacid/kissing-skeletons-love-has-no-labels/101140
    Pharmalady Pharmalady 31-35, F Mar 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    too much people dont recognise kindness for what it is.
    limitles limitles 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So it snowed today, about 8 inches thus far. However this IS winter in Pennsylvania...so this should not be a shocking turn of events for people. Yet it is. Again. So...I will...
    amodelcitizen amodelcitizen 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    But even if you genuinely were, some people will still remain skeptical of your good deeds. It's sad, but oh well. Maybe if we keep doing good things, somehow, they'd realize that...
    UntamableSilence UntamableSilence 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It feels like most of the time I am the only one that wants to do what I want to do. It is really hard for me to have fun doing anything when I am alone. Ironically then when I...
    jennybernd jennybernd 26-30, F 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I gets on my damn nerves when people ask others what they think then go back and do what they want anyway I'm like do your on thing and stop askin
    caiseyi caiseyi 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I really need it...........
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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...
    naughtyk82 naughtyk82 31-35, F 5 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    He just doesn't get it. And maybe I don't either because there's no way to simply put it in words
    gummball gummball 18-21, F Mar 15

    Your Response

    Cancel