INTERPERSONAL DISTANCE By N., Sam M.S. - 89 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." Related Psychology Terms SULLIVAN, HARRY STACK (1892- 1949) ADOLESCENCE (Theories) FAMILY CARE DISTANCE ZONE REACTION TIME (Response Latency) AUDITORY SPACE PERCEPTIO ANTISOCIAL REACTION SCHIZOID PERSONALITY (Schizo- thymic Personality) ATTITUDE SCALES EXPRESSIVE BEHAVIOR Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "INTERPERSONAL DISTANCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/interpersonal-distance/ (accessed June 30, 2022).