In the last while I’ve had a few occurrences of people getting way too close. Physically, I mean.
For instance, while I was waiting in line for coffee, I had a stranger stand RIGHT behind me (I swear could feel his breath on my neck). I turned around and gave him the “Dude. What are you doing?” look…but he never clued in that I was uncomfortable.
Also, I had an acquaintance keep moving in closer and closer as we talked. As I kept backing up, she kept coming closer. (In her defense, I usually smell pretty great…but that is a topic for another time.) Not that I dislike her, but I just felt weird being that close.
As a result of these types of experiences, I created this diagram.
Let us all learn in which circle we are welcome, and which is our boundary.
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Created with Adode Illustrator