Personal space is different in various places around the world. i have found that Americans and Eastern Europeans like a “personal Space” of nearly two feet, and will back up as if you are “in their face; if you get closer, even in a casual conversation, or upon an introduction to someone. In Hispanic cultures and Western European cultures, people stand much closer when speaking and are offended when we “get out of my face Americans” take a step back as they speak to us.
I have often wondered how “persona space becomes a habit among different cultures. Perhaps, we should look around and see what the locals are doing before we decided just where to stand!
This is response to a prompt on personal Space at the following link: