INTERPERSONAL DISTANCE

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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., Sam M.S., "INTERPERSONAL DISTANCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/interpersonal-distance/ (accessed November 30, 2022).

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