Allowing a person to enter one’s personal space or entering another person’s personal space indicates how one person perceives the relationship with the other person. Hall determined that different cultures maintain different standards of personal space. In Latin cultures, for instance, those distances are smaller, and people tend to be more comfortable standing close to each other; in Nordic cultures, the opposite is true. Recognizing these differences can improve cross-cultural understanding and help eliminate discomfort.
Write a 5 PARAGRAPH response to one of the following questions:
1. Think about personal space in your own culture. Discuss how your culture’s standards of personal space compare to the zones described in the passage.
2. Think about how you feel when people don’t respect your personal space. Describe a time when issues of personal space made you feel uncomfortable.
Provide specific details and examples to support your answer.
This material may consist of step-by-step explanations on how to solve a problem or examples of proper writing, including the use of citations, references, bibliographies, and formatting. This material is made available for the sole purpose of studying and learning - misuse is strictly forbidden.A time when issues of personal space made me feel uncomfortable was when I went out to eat at a particular restaurant. It has become tradition among my friends that for our birthday celebrations we go out and have dinner at a restaurant. On my 22nd birthday I choose to go to Outback Steak house. I choose Outback simply because they had an advertised special on television that looked good and because we had never been to them before.
On the night of my birthday several of my friends came by my house and picked me up at around six in the evening. We drove to the restaurant and got there by six thirty. We checked in with the host and were taken to our seat. The table was a round booth and I was seated on the end. The host informed us that our server would be by in a few minutes to take our order....