Definition of personal distance in English:

personal distance

noun

  • 1A degree of remoteness that is either desired or felt to exist by a person between himself or herself and another person; specifically (Sociology and Psychology) = "social distance".

  • 2Personal detachment; objectivity.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Relly Beard (1800–1876), Unitarian minister and educationist. From personal + distance.

Pronunciation

personal distance

/ˌpəːsən(ə)l ˈdɪst(ə)ns//ˌpəːs(ə)n(ə)l ˈdɪst(ə)ns/