Your personal space may depend on your relationship with the other person. Certainly we are more comfortable with our children or spouses getting close enough to feel their breath, while that would seem inappropriate when talking to our boss.
Personal space, part of the Attitude trigger, includes hugging which can be a touchy (pardon the pun!) subject when it's between men and women at work.
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Touching in the Workplace
Peter Post nailed it when he explained that touching in the workplace is about “knowing the culture of the workplace.” Touching fellow coworkers, as described in this article, is part the individual culture and the company culture. It would appear that the employee needs to know...
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