BODY BUFFER ZONE By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 The distance a person likes to keep between themselves and other people. The distance varies with how well you know the person. It can vary according to culture. BODY BUFFER ZONE: "Joe's body buffer zone was very small with family but rather large with people he knew less well." Related Psychology Terms BODY BUFFER ZONE DISTANCE ZONE SOCIAL ZONE BOGARDUS SOCIAL DISTANCE SCALE BUBBLE CONCEPT OF PERSONAL SPACE INTERPERSONAL DISTANCE INTIMATE ZONE BRADYLEXIA CULTURE SHOCK KINSHIP Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BODY BUFFER ZONE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/body-buffer-zone-2/ (accessed August 5, 2021).