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    Any adjective for this kind of people please?

    Hi there,

    It may simply happen to us all that in a gathering you begin to get a bit friendly with someone you'd perhaps never met before, but just in no time the person feels TOO friendly, even up to the point of making nasty jokes, giving you heavy pats on the shoulder, etc! It feels like SOME people can just NOT take it, while others manage to get a grip on it, perhaps. What is it then with their character? Can we describe such people using any special words or expressions?

    (This may also apply to the situations where this saying comes to mind, 'Give him an inch, and he'll take a mile'! Because, again in such situations it seems these people lack some characteristic others don't.)

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    Re: Any adjective for this kind of people please?

    The person is overly friendly or too forward.


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    Re: Any adjective for this kind of people please?

    You could say that they have issues with boundaries.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Any adjective for this kind of people please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    You could say that they have issues with boundaries.
    Interesting! Is that slightly formal?

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    Re: Any adjective for this kind of people please?

    I think it's neutral.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Any adjective for this kind of people please?

    Yes, some people intrude upon personal boundaries. You could call them 'intrusive' in that respect.


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