INTERPERSONAL DISTANCE

The distance that people choose to keep between themselves and other people. The distance is smaller for friends and relatives than it is for strangers. See proxemics.

INTERPERSONAL DISTANCE: "Joe's interpersonal distance with strangers was very large."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "INTERPERSONAL DISTANCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/interpersonal-distance/ (accessed July 7, 2020).
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