I disagree with the invading personal space thing, especially right away. Some people, like me, do not like to be touched or hugged until they have gotten to know the person a little better. I am going through this right now. There is a girl at work who has no concept of "personal space". She likes to stand a foot away, she likes to grab, and pet and poke, she likes to be close. Paired with her personality, which is a bit loud and overly dramatic, it makes people VERY uncomfortable. I about lost it when I looked over my shoulder just as she was about to lay her head on my shoulder.
Now there are other people who I greet with hugs. It all depends on how well I know and trust you.
If a stranger or new acquaintance tried to hug me, or touch me, my impression of them would be very negative.
Me, I am a very prejudiced person. How I deal with it is I keep it to myself. I am nice to everyone, but I am choosy on who I am close to. I am choosy on who I open up to. Sometimes I will go out of my shell and be with those that I know it is ridiculous to dislike for whatever reasons, just to expand on my experiences and challenge myself to grow.
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Last edited by LadyDreamer; 10-23-2013 at 01:14 PM.