17/03/2023 09:45

Nonverbal communication: what social distance says about relationships between people

Whenever we interact with people, we also unintentionally send messages through our body language, such as gestures, tone of voice, position of feet, glances, and even the distance we keep from the other person.

In fact, territoriality is instinctive in humans, and we try, even without realizing it, to demarcate our private area. This obviously changes depending on the confidence that exists between two interlocutors. This distance, even seen from the outside, says a lot about the relationship between two people.

But materially, to what distance does a certain type of relationship correspond? The answer lies in Focus, which has attempted to identify the various degrees of the physical distance/confidence relationship.