(Extract/footnote from a short-story in second draft stage)
Definition: Human Space
The space a human occupies is not defined by the cubic area in which their flesh and bone rests. This makes up only a small percentage of human space. Human's also take up space with their emotions. This emotional space balloons out from them as if they are walking around in a giant flexible dome. This aura is experienced subjectively by other humans through hyper-evolved senses; sight, sound and touch. Some may perceive the emotional space of a human they feel positive about as warm and accessible and comforting. If they feel negatively about a person, their emotional space will repel them like a hot poker in the chest.