Saturday, January 07, 2006

Inter-personnel Zones

Inter-personnel Zones
Originally uploaded by Idol.
This is an allusion to the inter-personnel zones.

In Proxemics, Social distance between people is reliably correlated with physical distance, and described four distances:

Intimate : distance for embracing, touching or whispering (15-45 cm, 6-18 inches)

Personal distance for interactions among good friends (45-120 cm, 1.5-4 feet)

Social distance for interactions among acquaintances (1.2-3.5 m, 4-12 ft)

Public distance used for public speaking (over 3.5 m, 12 ft)

Think about this distribution to understand how people-friendly you are !


Blogger Gayatri said...

Made for interesting reading but how can people-friendliness be judged based on this? Do u mean to say that people who have more interactions in the first 2 categories are more people-friendly? Well, what do u think about orators who manage to hold the attention of and involve large audiences with their high-impact speeches? Personally, I think the distance factor would help determine how much of an introvert/shy person or extrovert/expressive person one is. What say?

Mon Jan 09, 12:26:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Jayan said...

@Gaya3 : Bingo. That is what I actually wanted to convey with 'people-friendly'.

Mon Jan 09, 09:15:00 PM 2006  

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