How do we combat the space invaders?
For the uninitiated, 'personal space' is like an invisible bubble that surrounds us.
If people move inside this bubble it may make a person feel uncomfortable.
The most common scenario where this personal space is invaded is when you are in a queue.
It has happened to me at times, wherein the person at my back tries to get as close as possible, not to me, but to the counter.
I get irritated when I’m ‘invaded’ and they brush themselves against me.
Giving the ‘invader’ a firm stare doesn’t seem to work either. Why do people do this?
Personal boundaries are very subjective and you may cross an invisible line without realising it and invade someone’s space so you must be sensitive to their reactions.
Likewise, a person may not know they have entered ‘your’ space.
How do we stop this, what is a safe distance to maintain to avoid personal space invasion?