Vari­ance:

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Per­sonal zones vary across cul­tures, pro­fes­sions, per­sonal pref­er­ences and af­flu­ence (more af­flu­ent per­sons de­mand more per­sonal space). Also, those liv­ing in densely pop­u­lated en­vi­ron­ments (In­dia) tend to have smaller space re­quire­ments. Gen­er­ally, low-con­text cul­tures (North Amer­i­can, North­ern Euro­peans) pre­fer in­ter­act­ing in the So­cial Zone for busi­ness but High-Con­text Cul­tures (Mediter­ranean, Arab, Latin) favour the Per­sonal Zone. Peo­ple value their per­sonal space and busi­ness lead­ers use this space to ‘read’ the non-ver­bal mes­sages. The trick lies in be­ing sen­si­tive to and re­spect­ing the space of oth­ers, lead­ing to work­ing re­la­tion­ships filled with trust.

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