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Individual distance in social psychology - one of the social distances, located between intimate distance and social distance. An important element of non-verbal communication. It is a space that extends around a person between 45cm and 120cm (area at your fingertips), a zone of easy touch. This space is treated as private and people whom we know well and with whom we feel safe are admitted here. Talking to a stranger at such a distance does not happen or is uncomfortable. If two people talk to each other spontaneously in an individual distance, we can conclude that they feel good with each other, they are close. Violation of individual distance is treated as territorial aggression and causes aggressive reactions (see also: territoriality). In relation to the intimate distance, the role of sight (due to the slightly deformed proximal stimulus on the retina of the eye) and hearing increases at this distance. However, the role of other information transfer channels is reduced: smell, touch, ability to feel the heat of the other person's body (which perform important functions in intimate distance). During the conversation in this distance, we make a lot less linguistic mistakes than in the intimate distance, the speech is correct but free, we rather do not think about the grammatical structure of sentences.