my prof came from a place where personal space was much smaller
so on the inside
I'd feel like this
Sometimes they stand so close that they are touching you and if you move forward, they'll just follow.
situations like that make me really squirmy
I know people are often not thinking of others' personal space, but I want people to be at least an arm's length away. If someone gets too close, I tend to think either A) he/she's becoming belligerent, or B) he/she's coming on to me. It can be very uncomfortable.