Thursday, October 6, 2011

971-972.

Isn't It Annoying...

...When you're trying to have a conversation with someone,
and for some reason they're unable to converse without standing
uncomfortably (like really, **uncomfortably**)  close to you ...



...And, thanks to your masterful sense of sight and smell, you now know
exactly what they happened to eat in their most recent meal!!!

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* Although the amount of 'personal space' a person needs varies by culture, there is a biological basis for this - turns out a the brain structure, the Amygdalae, is responsible for how much discomfort we feel when other people are close to us. Read all about it in this article in TIME magazine.
* This Wikipedia article also has a pretty good write-up on personal space. Basically if someone is standing within 1.5 feet of you, you'd better know them incredibly well, otherwise all your proximity alarms will be firing like mad....

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