n. an imaginary space which is theorized to surround each and everyone, such that it sets the distance between a person and somebody else. Oftentimes, the bubble serves as a buffer against the threat of physical or emotional danger. It varies per person and situation, depending on the level of friendship and intimacy. See proxemics- also territoriality.

BUBBLE CONCEPT OF PERSONAL SPACE: "The bubble concept of personal space dictates a distance of about 18 inches to 4 feet close depending on the level of friendship and around 4 to 12 feet away in a business relationship."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BUBBLE CONCEPT OF PERSONAL SPACE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/bubble-concept-of-personal-space/ (accessed September 19, 2021).