How Social Distancing Has Become The New Normal


What we instinctively do is mark our personal territory, much like our dogs would, once we’re in the presence of others. And It’s not because of the condition of the world we currently live in. Social distancing has always been around.

We always habitually avoid getting close to people at work, at home, on the subway or the elevator, especially from those we’re unfamiliar with.

This personal space we seek acts as an invisible shield, offers protection, as we signal personal and social warnings if someone is too close.

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How We As Humans Mark Our Territories To Claim Our Space

too many people in the elevatorWhat we instinctively do is mark our personal territory, much like our dog would, once we’re in the presence of others. This at work, home, or on the subway. This space acts as an invisible shield, offers protection, while setting a warning for someone who’s too close.

Those of influence or the beautiful, like politicians or movie stars, when they walk into a crowd, all appear to have the ability to seemingly make more space for themselves. So the higher the status the individual is, the more personal space that …