Do you have a cushion of space in which you want 99.9% of people to require clearance prior to entering? I am finding (especially in my workplace) more and more people with the following traits: Unaware of a no fly zone around me. Not picking up on my light gun signals (aka nonverbal communication). Unable to Squawk VFR and change frequency (aka recognize termination behaviors). As you attempt to enter my personal space (Class B), I start backing up subtly. I don't know how you back up subtly. I am moving. Its not subtle. How do you not notice we are having a conversation in a different location than it started and I am now standing with my back to a wall? Seinfeld called them "Close talkers" As I subtly shift (squirm in my head) They interpret that as some sort of dance whereby they must counter to maintain the same proximity. I, in their shoes would go "maybe I stink" and let them retreat but these coworkers are like "He must be really interested in what I am saying as he is taken aback by it. I will lean in and engage more" and then......... this one developer loves to put his hand on my shoulder when talking to me. I did not clear you into my space and I sure as hell didn't give you the option. Here's a number for you buddy. Am I freakishly weird about my personal space or is this normal. I am only asking for like a 10 foot ring too. Kidding but maybe half an arm's length. That is normal right? The other thing which has happened twice today is folks that cannot seem to pick up on the fact that the conversation is over. Me [walking slowly toward my office] "M ok, thinks I appreciate that info. I will confirm its in the report and get it to you within the hour." Carl: [following] "So after you get the report, can you show me the database diagram so I can learn the table relationships?" Me: "Yup, put it on my calendar and I can walk you through it. Just let me get this report done and we can look at the database." Phone [ringing] Me: Carl, I need to take this call Carl: Cool [Stands there watching me talk on the phone] Carl: Sits in one of my office chairs while I continue the call. Phone call ends Me: Carl, I am really busy man, I need to knock these things out. Carl: I can tell, man they never let you get any peace around here do they. Got any plans for the weekend? I have rarely encountered folks like this before but my current office has a lot of em. Naturally I start thinking I am a dick or some sort of freak. I don't want to have to say to someone "Hey, you're kinda in my personal space, I really don't like being touched, could you please leave, etc. I have never had to before. Human encounters have a natural cadence that both parties should instinctively pick up on and understand phases in and out and also whose space is whose. Anytime I think 5 people are weird, I know I am likely the weird one but I really don't think so in this case. You guys have personal bubbles? Everyone does right?