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Post Reply Close Talkers and socially acceptable distance in conversation.
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Posted 10/19/15
Close talkers make conversations uncomfortable with ever increasing personal bubble infringement. What is acceptable conversation distance? We must assume hygiene is important to all parties or suddenly any distance can be too close.
Posted 10/19/15
I'll say past arm's length.
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If I could feel your breath, you're too close!!!
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it's rather uncomfortable to have someone so close in front of you, while they're talking to you. icanhearyou
I have this friend who stands very close to people while she talks and holds eye contact & doesn't break it until she's done talking to you
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noses have to be touching
Posted 10/19/15 , edited 10/21/15


The distance I prefer with my imoutos.

Joe Biden Distance. If you can't lick her ear then you're not close enough.
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Posted 10/19/15

brigand554 wrote:

I'll say past arm's length.




Me too
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I cuddle with people whenever I talk to them. Just get right up in there, snuggle up all close, make a little home in their arms.
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Posted 10/19/15
Professional distance is considered whatever the distance is at the table you're sitting at(so if you're in a small restaurant, you'll likely be 3 feet away, whereas at a business conference, the table might be larger).

At social events where you'll be standing, and there is no judge of distance, you're supposed to stand a "polite" distance away; it's not specific, but a rule of thumb is to stand a distance so that if you dropped what you're holding, it won't land on or touch the other person, but close enough that they don't have to speak too loudly to be heard.

Obviously you don't want to lean into people's "personal bubble", which is completely random from person to person. Over my years dealing with professional situations, I've had people talk to me from a whole 10 feet away, which feels weird, and I've had some teachers lean in really close like within 1 foot of my face, but it all depends on each person. Just stay a safe distance away and let the other person decide the distance is usually what I go for to not seem overbearing.
Posted 10/19/15

Schmooples wrote:

I cuddle with people whenever I talk to them. Just get right up in there, snuggle up all close, make a little home in their arms.


Yes please.
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If my hands touch you when I talk then were too close,
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Schmooples wrote:

I cuddle with people whenever I talk to them. Just get right up in there, snuggle up all close, make a little home in their arms.


If only you were an adorable girl....I'd let you be my imouto.

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If it's someone I don't know, then arm's length would be nice/polite.

With my close friends, invading the bubble now and then isn't so bad.
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Posted 10/19/15 , edited 10/19/15
Depends on the conversation




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