I’ve got an extremely large personal bubble around me. Along with that, my sense of personal boundaries is quite sensitive. And the older I get, the more it seems that my tolerance for encroaching my boundaries shrinks. So we’ve got a new guy at work. And he comes around on my side of the desk to talk to me. Ooh, so many possible reactions, but I try not to turn into a puffer fish and spine him to death. Really I do.
So for today’s prompt, what boundaries does your character have? Do they get up inside other people’s personal space when they talk? Try to maintain a set distance from people at all times? Imagine both perspectives. If your character likes to get inside another person’s boundaries, why do they do it? What reaction do they get? If your character is someone like a cop or detective, invading personal space could be a tactic to garner information. Would it work? Write a scene where you can explore issues of personal boundaries and the conflict/tension that can result from not listening to someone else’s body clues.