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Some people can be very friendly. Very, ''very'' uncomfortably friendly.

It isn't just that they tend to stand too close when they're talking to people -- it's that they're practically ''on'' them. You may even be complete strangers, but that doesn't stop them from hanging off of you and breathing your [=CO=][[subscript:2]] during the conversation, whether you like it or not. It doesn't help that they tend to get... er, grabby.

Somebody with NoSenseOfPersonalSpace may keep their targets of uncomfortable closeness down to one person, or they might be like this with everyone. The character might be a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} that just doesn't know better, or they may just really, ''really'' like you (or [[AnythingThatMoves everyone]]), and just don't let some bothersome "social etiquette" get in the way of it. Then again, they just might be [[ItAmusedMe trying to get you riled up]] [[{{Jerkass}} for shits and giggles]]. This tendency usually comes with inappropriate uses of FirstNameBasis.

Anime characters with NoSenseOfPersonalSpace love to implement TheGlomp as their favored tactic. For best results, have them latch onto someone that HatesBeingTouched. It can also a be good source of HoYay, FoeYay, or LesYay. Depending on context this behavior may get a character labeled a MemeticMolester by the fandom. Compare CuddleBug.

Not to be confused with the PersonalSpaceInvader, which deals with grabby {{Mooks}} in video games.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Nel Tu to Ichigo.
** Kon to just about every big-breasted and/or good-looking female. However, Rukia is a favorite target, too, although she usually stomps on him before he can try anything.
** And [[PsychoLesbian Chizuru]] towards any good-looking girl, most notably towards Orihime and Rukia.
** Also Aizen. So much so that fandom has come to peg him as a DepravedBisexual MemeticMolester, since he seems to like being touchy-feely with "victims" of both genders. Hugging [[spoiler:Momo]] and speaking to her sweetly before stabbing her to almost death? Check. Caressing [[spoiler:Orihime's]] face as he [[BreakThemByTalking Lecturizes]] her and then lets her go? Double check. Almost feeling up [[spoiler:Ichigo]] when they're finally face to face, even ''placing his hand on the kid's chest''? Triple check.
** Around Ichigo and Urahara, Tessai seems to have NoSenseOfPersonalSpace.
** Rangiku likes draping her arms over people, leaning her face closer to someone elses', tickling people while she's in the nude and so forth, but mostly when she wants to party or bring levity to a serious moment. On the other hand, Haineko [[BiTheWay gets like this around both boys and girls]] that seem to interest her.
* Shinnosuke from ''Manga/UltraManiac''. Although its understandable since the only episode he's in has him change from a cat into a human.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''
** Shampoo. When Ranma's involved, the word "personal space" does not exist!
** Kodachi Kunō to her "darling" Ranma.
** She must have gotten it from her brother, Tatewaki.
** Happōsai, being the patron saint of {{Dirty Old M|an}}en, literally lives to latch onto women so he can feel their breasts and buttocks.
** Ranma himself, while he HatesBeingTouched, has no qualms about perching on other people's heads to say hello. And whenever [[GenderBender Female!Ranma]] is in disguise to fool Ryōga, she tends to be quite the grabby girl.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''
** Kaworu in regards to Shinji, ''especially'' in the manga.
** Also, Asuka in regards to Kaji, and Shinji at times.
** Kaji tends to be like this around almost every woman in the show. Plus, in ''Rebuild 2.0'' he jokingly(?) acts like this [[HoYay around Shinji]].
** Also in ''Rebuild 2.0'', Mari is very touchy-touchy with Shinji upon first meeting him.
* ''Manga/MiraiNikki''
** [[{{Yandere}} Yu]][[StalkerWithACrush no]] towards Yukiteru.
** [[HoYay Akise Aru]] towards Yukiteru.
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket''
** Bunny boy [[AdorablyPrecociousChild Momiji]] does this with most people, especially Tohru.
** There's also [[PhysicalGod Akito]], who's extraordinarily touchy-feely with '''''everyone''''', regardless of how they may actually feel about each other.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi''
** Rena was like this with Keiichi in Onikakushi-hen, the first arc of the series, when she was [[spoiler:not]] stalking him.
** Ronove from ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' was like this around Battler especially.
** Meanwhile, Battler himself is like this towards [[ChivalrousPervert anything with breasts]].
* ''LightNovel/GoshuushouSamaNinomiyaKun''
** Mikihiro, but [[EvenTheGuysWantHim only around Shungo]].
** Hinako is this way with Mayu. As is basically every guy in school. Though that's mostly due to her succubus powers.
** Hinako, and most of the girls in Shungo's class, are fond of doing this to Shungo.
* ''Manga/XxxHOLiC'': Mugetsu has absolutely no concept of Watanuki's personal space.
* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'': Matoi in regards to her teacher Nozomu, to the absolute [[StalkerWithACrush EXTREME]].
* Fukuyama, Kosame, Hijiri, Yukina, and Lisa from ''Manga/GirlsBravo''.
* ''Manga/ParadiseKiss'': George.
* Graham Specter from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'' can be like this [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/justmakeoutalready.jpg with]] [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v44/Dragynstorm/Baccano15/Baccano15_59.jpg men]].
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''
** Itsuki, with Kyon as target. He does it because he's messing with Kyon, rather than because it's a character trait.
** Haruhi herself is also inappropriately in-your-face with just about everyone, and likes to grope Mikuru for {{Fanservice}} [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation and/or]] [[LesYay her own enjoyment]].
*** While she will [[HighSchoolHustler order (or drag/kidnap) just about anyone]] This trope is mostly restricted to Kyon and Mikuru, with the other SOS members being mostly immune; [[ShipTease make of that what you will.]]
* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''
** Gauron is like this whenever Sōsuke is involved, apparently since the latter was a child. He's also like this around just about anyone.
** Contrast with Sōsuke, who will ''not'' hesitate to [[DisproportionateRetribution beat the shit out of]] anyone he's not comfortable with [[HatesBeingTouched touching him]].
** Tessa tends to get a little too touchy-feely with Sōsuke, even trying to [[DudeShesLikeInAComa molest him while he's sleeping]]. Hell, [[UpToEleven she once did it when "she" was sleeping.]]
* [[HoYay Creed]] [[FoeYay towards Train]] in ''Manga/BlackCat''.
* ''Anime/OutlawStar''
** Fred Lou tends to get ''really'' touchy with Gene, mostly because [[SingleTargetSexuality he's completely hot for him]]. Gene usually handles it with good humor, but sometimes Fred likes to pull little "jokes" like suggestively blowing into his ear during business exchanges.
** Harry too, considering he's Melfina's obsessive StalkerWithACrush.
* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia''
** [[MoeAnthropomorphism Italy]], being TheDitz and slightly TruthInTelevision about real life Italians, just doesn't understand that his need for constant close human contact makes Germany and Japan more than merely uncomfortable (especially since he combines his habit of sneaking to sleep into other peoples' beds with the habit of sleeping naked). Lampshaded in the Valentine's Day Strips when Germany, unable to distinguish if Italy's actions are a veiled way of expressing romantic feelings or just his own idiosyncrasy, consults Austria to clear his mind up.
-->'''Germany:''' Hey Austria, what type of relationship do you call it when you see them everyday, and they hug and kiss you, and go in the bath with you, and sleep in the same bed with you (while they're naked)?\\
'''Austria:''' ''(blushing)'' ...Don't say such vulgar things!\\
'''Germany:''' ''(despaired)'' Vulgar....?!\\
'''Austria:''' Oh, you meant ''him''...
** Also, France has a tendency to get close to people and attempt to grope them. Let's not forget the Olympics.
** [[http://www.hetarchive.net/scanlations/files/k_r2.gif South Korea]]!
* Dio in ''Anime/LastExile'' has this, especially towards Claus, who he's constantly hanging off of.
* ''{{Manga/Naruto}}''
** The title character has this problem, especially when younger. Probably comes with his attention-starved youth.
** Orochimaru is even worse, being like this around just about ''everyone'', even in one case with his ''tongue''.
** Fuka [[FoeYay towards Naruto]].
* [[NoSocialSkills Son Goku]] started off like this back in early ''Manga/DragonBall'', when he figured that the easiest way to tell a boy from a girl was to feel for their... well, ''parts''. He learns his lesson after [[{{Tsundere}} ChiChi]] reacts a little more physically than most and throws him off the Kinto'un/[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Nimbus]] at about 50 mph.
* In the ''Manga/GetterRobo'' manga, [[{{Jerkass}} Schwartzkof]] [[note]]His name obviously modeled after the famous US general [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Schwarzkopf,_Jr. Schwartzkopf]][[/note]] loudly announces that he hates Japanese people, and [[TemptingFate absolutely loathes even the very thought of being touched by one]]. Naturally, Gou just finds this chance to rile him up [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/getter_robo_go/v03/c001/20.html way to easy to pass up]].
* ''Anime/CodeGeass''
** Gino Weinberg. Suzaku Kururugi. 'Nuff said. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CODE_GEASS_R2_-_OP.avi_000037996.jpg Seen even in the first OP for R2]].
** And [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rolo.png Rolo really likes]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CODE_GEASS_R2_-_14_-_Large_05.jpg being too close for comfort]] around Lelouch.
** Big Badass Cornelia tends to be rather touchy feely with her younger sister Euphemia.
** Milly can be a little ''too'' touchy feely around Shirley at times.
* [[PerkyFemaleMinion Shader]] from ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' just ''loves'' getting touchy with pretty much everyone and everything. She does not care if your are friend, stranger, sworn enemy, male, female, human, or demon (though she does have an extra fondness for [[{{Shotacon}} young]] [[{{lolicon}} children]]...) -- she ''will'' want to hug you. No exceptions.
* ''Manga/AngelSanctuary''
** Katou is a fairly bad offender, especially when it comes to [[HoYay Kira and Setsuna]], but even he has nothing on [[AnythingThatMoves Belial]].
** Rosiel. Dude gets REALLY touchy-feely with just about everyone he meets. Almost to the point of being a MemeticMolester. It's hard to tell if it's HoYay, FoeYay or ''[[RhymesOnADime just his way]]''.
* Lavi in ''Manga/DGrayMan''. Especially toward [[HoYay Allen]]. And Road also towards Allen.
* [[NiceGuy Yamamoto]] from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' just loves putting his arm around people. His [[TrueCompanions friends]], his [[FaceHeelTurn Face Heel Turned]] [[DefeatMeansFriendship frienimies]], the guy [[{{Foil}} who]] [[HatesBeingTouched hates]] [[{{Tsundere}} his]] [[TallDarkAndHandsome guts]] but then ends up [[HoYay thinking otherwise]]...
* Hitagi Senjogahara from ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}''. She spends a lot of her conversations with Koyomi invading his personal space bubble in spectacular ways. And feels him up while they're in the car with her father.
* Kouji from ''Manga/{{Zetsuai|1989}}'' towards Izumi.
* Guy and especially Iason from ''LightNovel/AiNoKusabi'' towards Riki.
* Naoe to Kagetora in ''LightNovel/MirageOfBlaze''.
* Souma from ''Manga/SakuraGari''.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'s'' Alucard.
* Ryoki from ''Manga/HotGimmick'' to his slave and later girlfriend Hatsumi.
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''
** Kida.
** Izaya tends to do this at times as well.
** Shinra to Celty.
* Osanai to the title character of ''Literature/{{Paprika}}''.
* A few characters in ''Manga/DeathNote''. Such as L, Ryuk, Misa, and Beyond Birthday.
* ''Anime/FullMetalAlchemist''
** [[LargeHam ALEX LOUIS ARMSTRONG]] never passes up an opportunity to invade people's personal space to show off his perfectly/hilariously sculpted body.
** And the people of Rush Valley thought nothing of ganging up on poor Edward, seizing him, and ''stripping him'' to examine his [[ArtificialLimbs automail]].
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
** Fate can get like this around Negi at times.
** And [[PsychoLesbian Tsukuyomi]] mainly does this around Setsuna and various other girls.
* Arthur of ''Manga/AirGear'' was like this to his [[FoeYay opponent]] Agito, even pelvic thrusting against him and nibbling his ear. And Shalott ended up straddling Agito at the end of one chapter.
* ''Anime/AngelBeats'': [[HoYay Naoi to Otonashi]].
* ''Manga/BlackButler''
** Grell to Sebastian.
** Alois Trancy to everyone.
** Undertaker to Ciel and sometimes Sebastian to Ciel.
* Kaoru towards to Junichi in ''AmagamiSS'' whether she's the love interest or not. Even more so at her arc than the others.
* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', N has no problem whispering into the ear of another boy before said boy is even aware of him. N later grabs him by the arm and brings him up close. It's kind of creepy considering N's almost dead expression. Gender obviously isn't an issue for N, as he gets up close and personal with White [[spoiler:in the Nimbasa ferris wheel]].
** In the B2W2 chapter, Rakutsu becomes a little too friendly for Faitsu's taste, but that's because [[spoiler: he already determined that all the other girls in their class has no connection to Team Plasma. As for Faitsu, she doesn't want anyone becoming ''too'' close to her as she really ''is'' ex-Plasma and she obviously doesn't want anyone to find out]].
* Kirika in ''Manga/{{Eiken}}'' clearly doesn't believe in personnel boudaries when it comes to Densuke. Yuriko doesn't either, constantly thrusting her crotch and butt into Densuke's face or forcing him to touch her.
* Saten and Kuroko from ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'' will not hesitate lift Uiharu's skirt or {{Glomp}} Mikoto, respectively.
* In ''Manga/WildFangs'', Syon is like this towards Mao before they actually get together.
* In ''Manga/JunaiNoSeinen'', Ian uses the fact he is known for this as an excuse to grope Kaoru in public.
* [[CampGay Nathan]] from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' is like this when he's around his male coworkers -- with varying reactions from the targets. (Barnaby gets annoyed and shoves him away, Antonio just wishes he'd keep his hands above the belt, Kotetsu doesn't really care as long as he's not [[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ll8brvIeMB1qdlmr2o1_500.gif effectively trying to occupy the same space as him]].)
* Akio of ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' is like this around anyone he tries to seduce. Touga is like this around Utena, Wakaba to Utena, Kozue to Miki, Saionji to Anthy, and Nanami to Touga.
%%* Prince Diamond of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty to Usagi]].
* Kikumaru Eiji of ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' is basically the poster boy for this.
* Juuta from ''Manga/{{Otomen}}'' towards Asuka.
* Saehara and Satoshi and Keiji in ''Manga/DNAngel'' [[HoYay toward Daisuke]].
* ''VideoGame/KiniroNoCorda'': [[FoeYay Yunoki]] [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty towards Hino]].
* ''Anime/TheIdolmaster'': The Futami twins love to tease the other idols, specially Iori and Makoto.
* Kisshu in ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' [[FoeYay towards Ichigo]].
* ''Manga/KoharuNoHibi'': [[StalkerWithACrush Koharu]] to Akira.
* Koko Hekmatyer in ''{{Jormungand}}'', mostly towards her subordinate [[ChildSoldiers Jonah]] though occasionally to others.
* In LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai, Sena sometimes does this to Kodaka when talking about games. When done in Yozora's presence, she tends to get [[ClingyJealousGirl a bit jealous]] and smacks Sena with a fly swatter if Kodaka doesn't make her back up first.
** Sena also has a tendency to do this to Kodaka's younger sister, Kobato, due to CutenessProximity. It always creeps Kobato out, and she will either hide behind Kodaka, or run away if the situation allows.
* Natsu from ''Manga/FairyTail'' has shades of this, particularly when it involves Lucy. He will occasionally get up right next to people or even come out of nowhere and grab them. He's also crawled into Lucy's bed a few times or casually walked in on her at moments that even he couldn't have realized were inopportune with perfectly innocent intentions.
** Lucy's teammates have a bad habit of entering her house without permission, though Natsu and Happy are by far the most frequent offenders, to the point that Lucy often expects them to be there.
* Tomoe from ''Manga/KamisamaKiss'' is like this much to Nanami's chagrin. However, he stops temporarily once he learns that she loves him only to fall back into the habit again.
* Wakaba, the Dressing Club manager, and Rei from ''Manga/OtasukeMikoMikoChan'', mostly because Ayumu is a very attractive [[DudeLooksLikeALady girly guy]]. More so when he's [[WholesomeCrossdresser cross-dressing,]] and ''especially'' if he's Miko-chan.
* Ragyo Kiryuuin of ''Anime/KillLaKill'' takes this trope to disturbing degrees, outright molesting her daughter Satsuki in addition to all the other abuse she heaps on her.
** Nui Harime does not hesitate to touch and caress other characters' bodies either.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/AlbedoErmaFelnaEDF'' has this trope of how Erma and her later best friend, Toki, first interacted. When Erma first bunked with Toki, that mouse had some bad habits like leaving the bathroom messy and barging in for frivolous reasons when Erma was using it. However, the last straw is when Toki's feline lover visits that night for sex and Erma is kept awake first with the thumping on the above bunk and the smell of the aftermath. Eventually, the two work out their differences.
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''
** [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/1991-12-20/ This comic]] has someone from TheOldCountry being unaware of the concept.
** Dogbert discusses cultural concepts of personal space in ''Dogbert's Clues for the Clueless.'' In America, you're allowed just inside the "Bad Breath Zone". In Italy, you can get inside the other person's clothes. In Australia, any distance is too damn close.
--> '''Dot on Horizon:''' ''Hey! Can we talk!?''
--> '''Australian''' ''(to himself):'' Tourist.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* UpToEleven with Ryuk in the ''Manga/DeathNote'' CrackFic ''FanFic/ACharmedLife''. It never occurs to him that sticking his face in Light's chest might not be appropriate.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}''
** King Julian.
** Also Mort, especially when it involves Julian's feet.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}''
** The twins very much fall under this category, seeing as their first order of business following their appearance was to start messing with the main character's easy access portal to his internal organs. Well, sackcloth-doll organs. Still, nobody wants a pair of busybodies monkeying around with their insides.
** 5 also falls under this category.
* Gaston in Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' towards Belle.
* ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'': BEN. "I just wanna hug ya and squeeze ya and hold ya close to me!" Much to the dismay of Jim Hawkins.
-->'''Jim:''' You have to stop ''touching me.''
* Colette from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'' thinks the only reason Linguini's personal space exists is so that she can invade it. Sure she was doing it to intimidate him but one can't help but think she does it for enjoyment with the way she repeatedly does it.
* The eponymous character in ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', as a result of being raised with no human contact.
-->'''Professor Porter''': Oh, Janie Jane! What an amazing discovery! A man with no language, no human behavior...
-->'''Jane Porter''': And no respect for personal boundaries.
-->'''Professor Porter''': How do you mean?
-->'''Jane Porter''': [gets extremely close to Professor Porter] He was this close to me, daddy, just staring at me!
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Beldar and other Remulaks in ''{{Coneheads}}'' often exhibits behavior like this, being aliens.
* David from ''Film/TheWatcher'' just ''loves'' to find any excuse he can to hug and touch Joel.
* ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'': Betelgeuse does this with anyone -- living or dead.
* ''Film/{{Borat}}'' takes this to an extreme, even sprinting after people to get in their faces.
* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' there doesn't seem to be any place more comfy and hospitable for pirates to hang out than your territorial bubble, and no pirate likes it better than Captain Jack. In the third film, Jack actually manages to invade ''his own'' personal space.
* One of the aspects in the 2003 adaptation of ''Film/PeterPan'', that really creeped out some reviewers, was Hook's complete lack of personal space with both [[http://i55.tinypic.com/20s93qe.png Peter]] and [[http://i56.tinypic.com/2zowthy.png Wendy]]. The fact that he's an adult obsessed with killing a child (later multiple children) did not help. JasonIsaacs has described that in interviews as having being incredibly uncomfortable to portray.
* [[Literature/HarryPotter Voldemort.]] When he steals the Elder Wand in ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows, Part 1]]'', he's face to face with the dead Dumbledore. They'd be touching noses, [[TheNoseless if he had a nose.]] Part 2 didn't let up -- [[spoiler: after Harry's DisneyDeath,]] he offers the Hogwarts students and defenders a chance to join the ranks of the Death Eaters. Draco crosses the field to get to his parents, and ''Voldemort hugs him''. Or tries to, anyway; he clearly has no idea what he's doing.
** Several Death Eaters have this problem in the films; Snape gets uncomfortably close to Harry at times and both Scabior and Bellatrix have some rather [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything suggestive]] moments with Hermione in ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows, Part 1]]''.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/HarryPotter''
** Snape isn't quite as bad about this in the books, but his standard "interrogating a pupil" technique seems to be "get right in their personal space".
*** Snape does this deliberately, however, as he is attempting to make students as unnerved as possible so it is easy to [[spoiler: read their minds.]]
** Wormtail made Harry and Hermione uncomfortable in the third book when he tried to thank them by throwing his arms around their legs.
* ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': [[MemeticMolester Count Olaf]]; most frequent target: Violet. Other targets: Klaus, Sunny, Aunt Josephine, etc. etc.
* As in [[Series/GameOfThrones the TV series]], Littlefinger, Catelyn Stark's UnluckyChildhoodFriend from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' towards Catelyn's daughter [[ReplacementGoldfish Sansa]]. It's to an even greater degree than his television counterpart, where he leans in really close whenever he talks to her. In the books, he's literally stroking her face and playing with her hair ''on first meeting her''. [[WifeHusbandry It just gets worse from there...]]
* Christine Rhoades from ''Literature/{{Spectral Shadows}}'' can be this sometimes...like when she pounces the shy, geeky squirrel girl Kacey. Given that Kacey has a lot of her squirrel traits intact, so this doesn't go over well.
* Gruffen from ''[[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]]''.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]

* ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' Frank Pembleton anyone? He practically kisses the criminals he interrogates in the 'box'
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Clark sometimes accuses [[PlatonicLifePartners Chloe]] of this, although he is usually okay with it. There was this time she asked "since when we had ''boundaries''?" and Clark looks uncomfortable, though.
** In a not even remotely funny or friendly example, [[AlternateUniverse E-2]] [[MagnificentBastard Lionel]] frequently get ''uncomfortably'' close to people, especially Tess when he's trying to [[BreakThemByTalking torment her]]. This is particularly creepy in her case since she's his ''daughter''.
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''
** Elaine has to deal with a coworker who combined this with OffscreenTeleportation.
** In the episode "The Raincoats", she had a boyfriend (played by Judge Reinhold), who was a "close-talker".
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The Doctor in some [[TheNthDoctor incarnations]].
** The Second tends to [[SecurityCling latch onto]] [[HoYay his companion Jamie]] at a moment's notice, and there's one scene where they and Zoe did a three-person SleepCute.
** The Eighth randomly kisses his companions when he's excited, both in the TV movie and in the novels. In the movie, he also repeatedly gets ''very'' close to Grace for no good reason, and she's visibly bothered by it.
** The Ninth is significantly more distant than most Doctors, but still once said, "I'll hug anyone, me."
** Creator/DavidTennant combines this with NoIndoorVoice frequently, just in case he hasn't completely overloaded your sense of personal space. He loves humans so damn much that he once asked to hug one that he'd met only seconds before, simply to celebrate humanity. And it may have had something to do with Tennant's close off-screen friendship with Creator/BilliePiper, but by the end of the second season of the New Series the Doctor and Rose were basically a single entity.
** The Eleventh Doctor manages to have '''even less''' sense of personal space than the Tenth. He ''never stops touching someone''. Though he does ask for Rory's permission each time he wants to give Amy a SecurityCling. Then he snogs Rory in "Dinosaurs On A Spaceship", just because he's in a good mood. River Song, who has even ''less'' sense of personal space, manages to weaponise this: in the middle of a rather epic struggle, they get all up in each other's faces and give each other a quick TakeThatKiss. [[spoiler: With poison lipstick. He very nearly dies.]]
*** Strangely enough, he [[UpToEleven takes it even further]] with Clara; who are almost never ''not'' touching in some way or another whenever they're together. [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl May]] [[UnresolvedSexualTension be]] [[HeroicSacrifice justified]], though.
** The Master [[FoeYay towards the Doctor]], constantly. And vice versa, a lot of the time; both Three and Ten got grabby with the Master.
* Gene, with Sam, in ''Series/{{Life on Mars|2006}}''. Constantly. Not that Sam ever really seemed to mind.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
** Castiel. From his first appearance, he has been constantly stepping into Dean's personal space. While staring very intensely into his eyes. Much HoYay ensues. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in "Free to Be You and Me":
-->'''Dean:''' Cas, we've talked about this. Personal space.\\
'''Castiel:''' ''(backing off like three inches)'' My apologies.
** Also, Azazel (a.k.a. Yellow-eyes) in "In the Beginning" when Dean goes back in time. Apparently, they [[ThrowItIn threw it in]] after the actor got uncomfortably close and smelled Dean. Jensen Ackles was appropriately freaked out.
** A cherub had a habit of naked hugging of complete strangers. AWKWARD.
* The title character of ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Oh so much.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has the [[RecurringExtra mostly-background]] character Jimmy the Overly-Touchy Orderly.
* ''Series/TheDailyShow'': Jon Stewart. Just ask Denis Leary. Or Brian Williams. Or Mike Myers...
* ''Franchise/StarTrek''
** Captain Archer of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' is a mild example. He is ''constantly'' patting his crew on the shoulder, standing very close, etc, [[HoYay especially]] with [[HatesBeingTouched Malcolm Reed]].
** In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', Kirk is quite a touchy-feely person in general, but particularly with [[TheNotLoveInterest Spock]]. (It's quite interesting to compare the amount of personal space between [[HeterosexualLifePartners Kirk and McCoy]] and between [[HoYay Kirk and Spock]].)
** Q of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' (and ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]]'' and ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'') has them all beat. His interactions with people ([[HoYay Picard in particular]]) are very... friendly.
-->'''Q:''' [[BedmateReveal Morning, darling]].
** Janeway of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' is also rather touchy-feely with her crew -- hugging them, hand on the shoulder, etc. -- although this is more likely an extension of her role as TeamMom than anything else. This was also one of the many ways in which Seven of Nine had no sense of social etiquette after being raised by the Borg.
* Mulder from ''Series/TheXFiles'' with Scully. From day one, if they're in the same room, Scully has ''no'' personal space. He's also very touchy-feely with her: they rarely even walk out the door together without him touching the small of her back. Scully is (understandably) quite perturbed by this during the first couple of seasons, but she gets used to it. Eventually, this ''constant'' lack of personal space becomes an integral part of their UST.
* Damon, from ''TheVampireDiaries''. He pretty much always does it deliberately to unnerve people, though.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}''
** Chandler does this to Joey when fighting over a chair.
-->'''Chandler:''' ''(with his hand inches from Joey's face)'' Not touching! Can't get mad!
** All of the Friends tend to rub or pat each other just before a scene cut, usually if a joke was just directed at them.
** It's also notable that, in the first four seasons, if any two of the friends are going to end up draped over each other on a sofa or snuggled in a comfy chair together, even in background shots, it was almost always Chandler and Monica. And this was ''before'' the writers started giving them a romance storyline... which might explain why they could get away with openly snuggling on a sofa together during the secret phase of their relationship without their friends cottoning on to the romance: it was completely normal behaviour for them.
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}''
** Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs uses this to [[PerpSweating intimidate suspects and witnesses]], usually in tandem with his trademark DeathGlare. He also gets into the personal space of his team, often to deliver a [[DopeSlap Gibbs Slap]].
** Ziva does this to men quite frequently, mainly the men on her team. Especially Tony. Sometimes you can even ''see'' them start to breathe faster and flush a bit....
** Of course, Abby beats them all. The other two have mastered this for intimidation/seduction/both, but Abby is like this ''[[CuddleBug all the time]]''. Mostly because she is just a happy, expressive person.
* Derek Hale on ''Series/TeenWolf''.
* ''GossipGirl'': Chuck Bass delights in this.
-->'''Dan:''' I even miss Chuck Bass, who would get so close to talk.
* When they were doing the casting for ''Series/{{Bones}}'', it was noted that at one point during the auditions, David Boreanaz (playing [[{{Badass}} FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth]]) stepped in close to Emily Deschanel. Where most people would have stepped back in response, she instead [[StandYourGround stood her ground]].
* Snafu Shelton in ''ThePacific'', especially regarding Sledge.
* Dr. Cal Lightman of ''Series/LieToMe'' does this ''all the time''. He sprawls all over the place, gets in [[PerpSweating suspects' faces]] for shits and giggles, and seems to be incapable of staying out of Gillian Foster's personal space even when they're walking together. She either playfully elbows him out of it or [[WillTheyOrWontThey otherwise doesn't seem to mind]]. In the season 3 episode, "Funhouse", Dr. Lightman gets himself admitted to a mental health facility (for the purposes of helping a patient there) and seems to [[UpToEleven dial this behavior up to eleven]] (either thanks to his own psychological oddities or in-part because of hallucinogenic drugs; it's left ambiguous even near the end/conclusion of the episode). Cal gets right up in the main man-behind-the-curtain's face, quite literally ''palming the guy's face like a blind man'' as Lightman himself talks, and even hanging off of Foster and his other colleagues when they come to help.
* ''Series/TheThickOfIt''
** Space invader extraordinaire Malcom Tucker. Whether it's engaging in conspiratorial conversations in the narrow corridors of power (or the gent's lavatories), using intimidation to get what he wants or simply flirting with his colleagues, the "Thin White Mugabe" gets in close. Cornering seems to be the favoured tactic.
** A similar example is Malcolm's BastardUnderstudy Jamie, who gets just as close (sometimes manhandling people) and is even more likely to shout obscenities right in your face.
** A very different example is Malcolm's nemesis Steve Fleming. Like Malcolm, Fleming gets much too close to people and has no aversion to touching them. Unlike Malcolm, Fleming is actually ''trying'' to be friendly, but fails miserably and comes across as a creepy slimy perv (especially with Niccola).
* In ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'', [[RobotGirl Cameron]] tends to stand ''way'' too close to some people (likely to make it easier to kill them if she needs to) and also tends to stare for prolonged periods when she's considering the threat someone else represents to her or John Connor.
* ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'': Mesogog, especially when he has Tommy StrappedToAnOperatingTable in "Legacy of Power".
* Littlefinger on ''Series/GameOfThrones'' seems perfectly capable of respecting everyone's space... except when it comes to Sansa, the teenage daughter of his [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend childhood crush]]. Virtually every time he talks to her, he's either leaning in ''really'' close, touching her somehow, or both.
* ''Series/ImpracticalJokers'' includes this in challenges often enough, but one of them, Joe, was known even before the show for "nosing" people (putting his nose on them without them noticing).
* Sylar ''weaponizes'' this trope on ''Series/{{Heroes}}''. He gets deliberately and uncomfortably close to whoever he's talking to in order really draw out the maximum amount of terror from his prey. Claire is thoroughly disgusted and practically shudders as he sniffs her hair.
* Myrtle Urkel on ''Series/FamilyMatters'' is so madly in love with Eddie that she sometimes breaks into his room at night. At least her cousin Steve knows where to draw the line with Laura!
* [[HogansHeroes Colonel Hogan]] will casually put a hand on his men's shoulders or clap them on the back several times an episode. He sometimes invokes this trope when dealing with [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Klink]] as part of his CloudCuckoolander ObfuscatingStupidity persona.
* An extremely villainous version in the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode "His Last Vow". BigBad Charles Augustus Magnusson, whose MO is to blackmail people into submission, likes to ''really'' violate people's personal space as a way of demonstrating that he "owns" them. For example, he licks the face of a Lady of the British Empire and flicks [[TheWatson John Watson]] in the face repeatedly, and because Magnusson has leverage, they both just stand there and take it.
* ''Series/HorribleHistories'': Cesare Borgia's way of dealing with people like this? [[DisproportionateRetribution Murder them.]] [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections Since his dad's the Pope, he can get away with it.]]
* Jefferson, a.k.a. the Mad Hatter, pulls this quite a bit in ''Series/OnceUponATime''. Takes the creep factor UpToEleven with Emma, at one point even [[https://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mclaakXkja1r163gho1_r1_250.png sniffing]] her hair. She is (understandably) seriously freaked out by this.
* In the seasons [[spoiler: before they hook up]], [[{{Castle}} Richard Castle]] intentionally invades Beckett's space whenever possible, either in [[UnresolvedSexualTension attempts to seduce her]] or simply because [[{{Adorkable}} he's overexcited]] when he comes up with a theory about a potential killer. One of the best scenes is in the first season where he races up to her desk where she's sitting, sits across from her, grabs her rolling chair, and pulls her super-close so he can explain. If you pay attention, you can see her gripping the chair in adorable panic.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* In ''Theatre/PokemonLive'', Giovanni and Ash get up close and personal in "You Just Can't Win."
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': Freeman's squad habitually crowd around him so closely that it can be impossible to move without bumping into one or take a shot without dinging one by accident. One imagines Gordon got to know who used which toothpaste, they're that close -- as noted [[http://www.hlcomic.com/index.php?date=2006-06-04 in this parody comic]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', it is not uncommon for you to turn around to find one of your followers right up in your face. Also, robot butler Wadsworth tends to follow you around your Megaton home and do this.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout New Vegas}}'' Malcolm Holmes is this in game, he sneaks right up behind you to tell you about the star caps.
* Alma to Becket in ''VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon''.
* Thanks to a certain moment near the end of the game, Tsaubern from ''VideoGame/SuikodenTierkreis'' is often portrayed having this trait by the fandom.
* In ''VideoGame/DivinityIIEgoDraconis'' you have the summonable necromantic creature, which follows you everywhere and tend to get in the way or into your personal space more often than its combat benefits are worth. It also has an idling emote consisting of it raising a leg and urinating on the floor, which must come as very embarrassing for the hero if you're in someone's house. ''Why does an undead creature need to piss?''
* Dark/Demon Lord Ghirahim to Link in their first and second battles from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' which leads to much FoeYay.
* [[PinocchioSyndrome Daniella/The Maid]] from ''VideoGame/HauntingGround'' seems to love doing this in cutscenes to poor [[PuritySue Fiona]]. [[spoiler:In fact, during the scene that introduces her as the game's second antagonist, she [[FanDisservice gropes Fiona in... places]] after poisoning her to make her sleep.]] With a SlasherSmile to boot!
* In ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', testificates in villages have an odd tendency to all crowd inside one house at night. Taken UpToEleven when it's a small, 4x4 house.
* The "Remember me?" monster in ''VideoGame/TheHalloweenHack''. One of its attacks is to hug Varik, solidifying him somehow.
* ''VideoGame/{{Tales Of Xillia}}'': Alvin makes a habit of putting his arm around the back of Jude's neck and either leans on him or makes him lean forward when they talk.
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' Larxene tends to get ''really'' close to both Axel and Namine.
* ''LegendOfZelda SkywardSword'' has Ghirahim who really likes to get ''really'' close to [[FoeYay Link]] at times.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* [[http://welcometohellfilm.tumblr.com/post/39442415494/wth-kickstarter Sock towards Jonathan]] in ''Webcomic/WelcomeToHell''.
* David of BittersweetCandyBowl has no sense of personal space. [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c44/p13.html Or decency.]]
* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''
** Parley. Mostly she does it to Andrew Smith (making it clear to everyone -- except Andrew himself -- [[{{UST}} that she has the hots for him]]) but she also gives Antimony some finger-poking action [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=270 here]], where TheRant {{lampshades}} her failure to respect personal space. This eventually gave Parley a scare of her life, though -- touching Antimony at the wrong time led to [[spoiler:an intimate mind-to-mind contact with one angry ghost]].
** Coyote likes to get up close and personal as well.
* Petria from ''ThePhoenixRequiem'' likes to do this to Jonas, mostly because of the reactions it gets from him. [[spoiler:Her own lack of inhibition is due to the fact that [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold she used to be a prostitute]].]]
* On occasion, Dora from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent''. [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1592 For example.]] She doesn't do it all the time, or to everyone; Faye gets it the most.
* Taisei from ''Webcomic/{{Sakana}}''. The awkwardness level of it is especially high because he's so tall. For added hilarity, he often get's paired with [[HatesBeingTouched Yuudai]].
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''
** [[MeaningfulName Catalina Bobcat]] clings to people while talking to them, to the point that she makes ChivalrousPervert Tedd uncomfortable when she does it to him.
** Grace has also done this on occasion.
* ''[[http://speakwithmonsters.badgods.com/comics/roper Speak with Monsters]]'' indicates this is a racial trait of Ropers.
* In the first chapter of ''Webcomic/TheMeek'', we are introduced to InnocentFanserviceGirl Angora, who has lived in the wild for much of her life and consequently has not developed many cultural taboos, such as a sense of personal space. Pinter gets to discover this firsthand.
* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'': Yuki to Zii.
* ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness'' has the Personal Space Invader, shown [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/940/ here]] and [[http://joyreactor.ru/post/65269 here]].
* Cronus from ''{{Homestuck}}'' is a creepy version, touching people a lot to hit on them and insisting that it's just friendly and that they shouldn't make this weirder than it needs to be. When he does it to Mituna, who a) HatesBeingTouched and b) is quite literally brain-damaged (which is ''not'' played for laughs), it's even worse than usual.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/MiraiNikkiTheAbridgedSeries'': Yuno. She ''is'' Yukiteru's personal space.
* Donnie [=DuPre=] from ''WebVideo/DemoReel'' really likes to cuddle, especially with other guys. The family who kidnap him and touch him a lot while keeping him drugged are a much creepier take.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Ty Lee is really into big hugs.
* Courtney would occasionally get a little too touchy with Ginger in ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger''.
* Shego towards the eponymous ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', most obviously in "Stop Team Go".
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''
** Starfire is '''ALWAYS''' eager to initiate "The GroupHug". Or an overly enthusiastic individual hug. Unfortunately, few people are willing to reciprocate, perhaps fearing [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength broken ribs and bruising.]] The fact that she can learn any language by ''kissing'' is an unfortunate coincidence that ''does not help''.
** Slade tends to get uncomfortably close to Robin whenever they encounter each other, not to mention his apparent fondness for [[FoeYay restraining him from behind while whispering into his ear]], or manhandling him to the ground. The entire episode "Birthmark" has [[FoeYay Slade acting in such a manner in regards to Raven]]. He also likes to act in such a way with Terra. In the case of Terra, this is a pretty [[{{Squick}} unfortunate]] ShoutOut to their relationship in the comics, [[spoiler:in which Slade and Terra have a sexual relationship.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''
** The Kanker sisters, much to the horror of the title characters.
** Eddy, despite his "Are you touching my face" moments, seem to do this a lot to people himself.
** Being a major {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, and just really really friendly and exuberant, Ed was like this with everyone.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''
** Glen Quagmire
** Meg in "Barely Legal" when she was {{Yandere}} for Brian.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''
** Pepe Le Pew.
** Yosemite Sam in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow''.
** DaffyDuck, only in the pilot episode "Best Friends".
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''
** Ditto with Pepe's successor Fifi La Fume.
** Oh, and Elmyra "[[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe Take Him Home]] AndCallHimGeorge" Duff.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': [=SpongeBob=] himself. Especially around Squidward. Squidward puts it like this in one episode:
-->'''Squidward:''' [=SpongeBob=]? Do you remember that little talk we had about ''personal space''?
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'''s very own GIR. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis "I'M. GONNA. HUG. YOU!"]]
-->"Get off my head, GIR."
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''
** Jazz already had a problem invading into everyone's own personal privacy (due to being a psychologist-in-training), but when she [[SixthRanger becomes part of "Team Phantom"]], she takes it to epic levels. Danny is none-too-pleased. She later learns to keep a lower profile.
** Vlad is also like this around Danny. Comes with his obsession of wanting to make Danny his son. And there's also whenever he gets his chance to spend time with Maddie...
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''
** Olga, Helga's older sister, is a bit too huggy around her younger sister, much to Helga's annoyance.
** Another episode has Lulu, who is a different version of Lila, do such things to newcomer Arnold like rubbing his leg with her own, pretending to fall asleep on him, forcing a kiss on him, and suggest a late-night swim together. Arnold is noticeably unhappy with all this.
** It is also a RunningGag for Brainy to announce his presence by standing so close to Helga that she can hear him breathing. She often responds by punching him in the face. Another instance has him randomly ''lay his head in her lap''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''
** Cheese during his first appearance wouldn't give Bloo any elbow room.
** Neither would [[{{Yandere}} Berry]].
* The eponymous ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''.
* [[StalkerWithACrush Sierra]] of ''TotalDramaWorldTour''. Although it's usually Cody that has to deal with this, she's managed to creep out Heather, Noah and Chris by it too.
* ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum'' invoke this on each other all the time, so it's not all that noticeable. However, when they get this way with Kyle, his displeased expression is usually enough to see this trope occuring.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
** [[TricksterGod Discord]] has a tendency to get touchy-feely with others. Especially Twilight Sparkle, for some reason.
*** This is very likely [[ActorAllusion another allusion]] to [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Q]], who, as mentioned above, enjoyed invading personal space to the point of appearing in bed with Picard.
** [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen]] [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Chrysalis]] demonstrates a similar tendency, directed at the magically hypnotized Shining Armor, when giving her [[EvilGloating evil monologue]]. The fact that she's essentially a G-rated [[HornyDevils succubus]] might have something to do with it.
** [[GenkiGirl Pinkie Pie]] often gets this way when she's excited ([[HoYay especially around Rainbow Dash]]), and in the episode "Bridle Gossip," she admits to never having heard of personal space, to absolutely no one's surprise.
** Rarity has her excitement-driven moments as well, most notably in "Ticket Master" when trying to convince Twilight to give her the extra ticket to the Gala.
-->'''Rarity''': We are ''(rubs her face against Twilight's)'' the best of friends, are we not?
** The Cutie Mark Crusaders in "One Bad Apple". Enthusiastic to meet Babs Seed, the trio rushes to greet her as soon as she steps off the train. The camera moves to Babs's point-of-view as Apple Bloom introduces herself and her friends while standing much too close. Then pans to Sweetie Belle, who's standing much closer, and finally to Scootaloo, who's standing ''even closer''.
*** The upper part of Scootaloo's face takes up about 90% of the frame in the last shot.
*** Later, at the Crusaders' clubhouse, there's a moment where Scootaloo actually rubs her flank against Babs's, with the latter looking noticeably uncomfortable.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' themselves in the episode "A Hug For Grouchy", where they practically assault Grouchy with a hug.
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[[folder:RealLife]]
* Dogs.
* Cats even more so, but that's mainly because they like being warm. They have a hilarious DoubleStandard with their ''own'' personal space too. Sit down anywhere near a cat that isn't in the mood for petting, and it will likely walk off in a huff, acting like ''you'' suffer from this trope.
* "[[http://deadpresidents.tumblr.com/post/43949692433/the-johnson-treatment The Johnson Treatment]]". US President Lyndon B. Johnson was well known for his domineering personality, part of which involved getting "his face a scant millimeter from his target", and it wasn't just people he was trying to intimidate who got this, he also did it to his friends and JFK himself. The fact that he was 6'4" certainly helped.
* [[http://notalwaysright.com/please-dont-pet-the-employees/1670 This customer]] on Website/NotAlwaysRight.
* There are three major ways in which people absorb information: Visual (through sight), Auditory (through sound) and Kinesthetic (through touch). Most people are dominant in one or two of these. Guess which one has issues with other people's personal space?
* Some people with social disorders, such as autism, have trouble reading social cues, which may or may not involve an understanding of the concept of personal space.
* Americans have one of the biggest bubbles of personal space in the world, leading to awkward situations when dealing with people of cultures who normally reserve much less. The biggest clash tends to occur in Asian countries, namely China, India, and Japan, who have such a high population density, there simply isn't enough room for personal space. On the other hand Asian cultures tend to have averse attitude towards touching between strangers, and many find the American custom of shaking hands at first meeting uncomfortable. Many Northern-Europeans also find Americans a bit too eager to act in manner reserved to close friends in their countries with casual acquaintances. If shaking hands is uncomfortable, imagine the reaction towards many South European, South American and Middle Eastern cultures in which people commonly greet each other by kissing on the cheeks. Some countries do a combination of these. In South Africa, people shake hands yet find kissing cheeks of any one other than a woman, child or sibling weird.
* Older relatives you haven't seen for a while. They remember seeing you as a baby (which you obviously don't remember, so they might as well be a total stranger,) so they have no problem invading your space to hug you, pat your head, or pinch your cheeks. The fear of that cheek pinching has almost become a trope in itself.
* Most toddlers and young children don't understand the concept of personal space yet.
* People from big, crowded cities, like New York City or Tokyo, don't have much sense of personal space in comparison to those from the country or suburbs. Good luck trying to ride trains in these cities if you have a high sense of personal space, especially in Tokyo, where trains are so packed they need pushermen to shove people into trains to make sure the doors can close.
* Children who grow up in crowded situations especially in poverty often have a completely different concept of physical space than children in other socio/eco levels.
* If you [[HatesBeingTouched don't like being touched]], then you appear to ''attract'' these types of people who can't keep their hands to themselves and enjoy being in your face.
* Insects. Vertebrates usually have a natural fear of humans and will only approach humans by themselves if they have been tamed (and even then, they might still not approach you unless you have food). Insects, on the other hand, have no such natural fear and see no problem in landing on you and buzzing around your ears, no matter how much you try to swat them or chase them away.
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