BODY BUFFER ZONE

n. the physical distance which an individual prefers to keep in order to feel comfortable in the presence of others. This personal space varies according to culture and is based on the closeness of relationships.

BODY BUFFER ZONE: "When immersing yourself in the culture of a new country, you ought to be familiar with the body buffer zone which people find acceptable."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BODY BUFFER ZONE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/body-buffer-zone/ (accessed November 14, 2019).
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