I am not the type of person that enjoys hugging goodbye or hugging at all. There was a point in my life where I had to become okay with hugging and kissing hello and goodbye. I’ll admit, I was completely uncomfortable at first, even to this day I still feel a bit awkward when I do it, but now it just seems natural. I had to step out of my comfort zone in order to not make others feel disrespected and to not seem disrespectful.
The people that I will most likely allow in my intimate space are people such as my mother, my grandma, and my boyfriend. My intimate space is something that is very important to me and I feel very uncomfortable when others come too close to me. I need my personal space, which leads me to who I would most likely allow in my personal space. In my personal space, I would most likely allow my friends and my migrant students that I work with. We are close enough to have a decent conversation and to tutor my students, but not too close that we feel uncomfortable. In my social space, I would most likely allow my co-workers and people that are possibly attending the same event as I am. I feel that for social space, I would most likely allow almost anyone that does not seem to cause me harm in any way, shape, or form. I also feel this way about who I would most likely allow in my public space. I would allow anyone that shares the same interests as I do and that show no harm as well.
I have been this way for as long as I can remember. If you ask anyone, I am not the type to be too pushy nor the type to seek individuals in my intimate/personal space. I like having personal space and being able to feel comfortable in different areas.