personal distance

personal distance

A zone of space ranging from an arm’s length to 1.25 m, in which people operate under specific social situations.

Types
• Close personal distance 50–80 cm: Unconsciously reserved for family members (e.g., husband and wife).
• Far personal distance 0.8–1.25m: The limit of physical domination; the far end of PD is for conversation and other social encounters, and close enough to allow privacy in encounters without being socially threatening to the participants.
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Lewis also set a new personal distance in his other individual event with a leap of 19 feet, 11.5 inches in the long jump and as a member of the 4x100 relay team with Craig and juniors Jaxon Williams and Devon Despotopulos (47.20) as well as in the 200-meter dash (24.18).
According to Hall, the "intimate distance" spans approximately 18 inches (46 centimeters) out from a person's body, which is followed by a personal distance for interactions with other close friends and family, social distance for acquaintances and a public distance for speaking events.
According to the expert, physical or personal distance is one of the first things that a person will do when he wants to avoid someone.
It's subjective and you've got to have personal distance. As long as you're always scrutinising in a positive way, that's only going to make the work better.
Knecht argues that some of the animosity against Henry derived from the tension between the king's physical proximity and personal distance. He wanted temporary religious peace and eventually Catholic unity.
is home to this country's entertainment industry--a focal point of Syms's work--she clarifies, sounding almost like a journalist, "I want to keep [myself] at a critical and personal distance."
Screaming or increasing volume can reduce the social distance to personal distance.
For readers -- fathers, sons, and daughters alike -- the size of that personal distance of which G'Schwind speaks will impact how Man in the Moon is internalized.
The distance defined intimate that passes between 0 and 45 cm for people with special relations, the personal distance between 45 and 120 cm for friends, the social distance is between 1.2 and 3.5 meters for the communication between acquaintances or teacher-student relation and finally the public distance that goes beyond the previous distances for public relations.
Since then, the two superstars have maintained professional as well as personal distance.
Richard Cawardine argues that Lincoln's attention to opinion in the North's politically important evangelical Protestant denominations played a previously underestimated role in his decision making, despite what has often been seen as his personal distance from churchgoing Christianity.
He stated that personal distance ranges from a little over one and a half to four feet between people.

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