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Jamie Mortakis Communication 308 September 24, 2009 While investigating personal space, I felt like one person would not be enough to figure out my personal space. So I conducted my areas of space with four people. I chose two people I felt extremely comfortable with, an acquaintance who I am comfortable with, and a stranger who I have never met. The first person I interacted with was my boyfriend, Edwin. Edwin and I are very comfortable with each other. I found that it was uncomfortable talking to Edwin from separate rooms. While he was in the kitchen and I was in the living room, it was awkward trying to keep eye contact. We were both comfortable talking to each other from any distance in the room. The most uncomfortable is when we were an inch from each others face trying to have a conversation. We were both comfortable so our preferences did not differ. We have been together for almost three years, so nothing is really uncomfortable anymore. The second person I interacted with was my best friend, Melinda. I feel that when
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Unformatted text preview: we were more then five feet away it was uncomfortable talking to her. When we were about two to three feet away it was comfortable. Again with Melinda we are very comfortable with each other. We can lay close together and talk and not be uncomfortable. The third person I interacted with was an acquaintance, Drew. Drew gets on my nerves sometimes. So I feel comfortable being about three to six feet away from and talking to me him eye contact. When he gets to be about one foot away from me I start to feel uncomfortable. He also spits when he talks which just makes me extremely uncomfortable. I notice my nonverbal communication coming out the most when I speak to him. I can feel myself tense up because I am uncomfortable. I also notice myself looking away from his eyes and focusing on other things. When he gets to close to me I walk away as soon as I get the chance....
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