Principle Of Proximity

The principle of proximity is the tendency for people to form social relationships with individuals who are physically closer to them. Proximity means how close an object or person is physically to you. Someone sitting next to you on a bench is closer in proximity than a person sitting three rows away. The principle of proximity shows that individuals are more likely to form social relationships with people who are closer in proximity to them. You are much more likely to befriend your neighbor or coworker because you are exposed to them more so than a person who lives further away or who works at another place. People who are around each other more are more likely to develop a social relationship.

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