Apparently we're not a country that likes people invading our personal space.

A new study asked people how far away we want someone to stand when we're having a conversation with them.  And the average answer was 3.11 feet, which is a little more than an arm's length away.

Personally ....I prefer ten feet. Maybe even across the street.

Indy100 reports  the study also asked people in other countries, and the answer was right in the middle.

People in Romania want people the furthest away, at 4.56 feet, and Hungary is second, at 4.26 feet.  I guess that fits the stereotype of Eastern European people just yelling at each other all the time . . . you'd need to talk loud at those distances.

South Americans seem the coolest with people getting close to them.  People in Argentina only want you 2.5 feet away, and people in Peru averaged 2.6 feet.


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