Being Too Close
Being too close is when I get very near another person.
Most people like to have a bit of space around them. This is often called 'Personal Space'. It is usually about an arm's length when I am facing someone.
Most people feel uncomfortable when other people get too close. I can try not to get too close when I am talking to people.
Sometimes I have no choice but to get very close to people. For example, in a crowd or a tight space. When I have to stand very close to someone I can turn my body so that I am not looking into their face.
Being too close is invading someone's personal space. This is not OK. If I have to be very near someone I can look away.
Personal space is the room around us that we need to feel comfortable
Most people like to have a little distance between their body and people near them. Different people have different amounts of personal space that they need. It is also different depending on who it is. Closer for our family than for our friends.
When someone gets too close it can make some people feel anxious or annoyed.
When standing in front of someone most people like you to stand an arm's length away. People are usually more OK with other people being close to the side of their body.
Personal space is important for most people. We can all be considerate by not standing too close to someone.