the physical distance between at least two people which they believe to be comfortable during interaction with one another. Comfortable distance ranges with the kind of union, interplay, and environment in addition to variants in nationality, character, and cultural class.

OPTIMAL INTERPERSONAL DISTANCE: "The invasion of someone's optimal interpersonal distance often comes across as intrusive behavior on the other party's behalf."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OPTIMAL INTERPERSONAL DISTANCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/optimal-interpersonal-distance/ (accessed October 18, 2021).