There’s a definite no-fly zone around most people’s faces. The margin of discomfort is about twenty-to-forty centimeters from the face and continues right up to your skin.
Threatening objects entering this space trigger strong defensive reactions.
Think about a fly buzzing your face and how forcefully you swat at it. The more anxiety people experience, the wider that no-fly zone is.
You can almost tell the anxiety level of people by watching their reactions to things coming close to their faces. People who are calmer wait and evaluate the threat while anxious folks start flailing right away.
Watch your child. If they’re anxious, they’ll need a wide berth to feel comfortable.
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