I don't like it when strangers invade my personal space either, yet it still happens. People would grab my hair because it's somehow more acceptable to do that because it's fuzzy. What makes it worse is the fact I don't like people that much in the first place, and I'm slightly paranoid they'll rip my scalp off.
Anyway, I think this happens because society generally expects us to be extroverted.
I can't stand it when get too touchy-feely either. This one woman I used to work with didn't seem to even understand the concept of personal space. She'd get reeeeaaal close just to talk and used to come up from behind and rub my arms or hold me by the waist. It was uber creepy.
Worst of all when I told her to cut that shit out she looked at me like I broke her heart which made me feel like a cold, heartless monster. :C
Why doncha move to another seat on the bus? And why are ya letting this guy grab yer hair? Tell him to piss off! And as for the last one, yeaa he probably just accidentally brushed against you, not much going on there.
Clearly, there is only one solution for overly-touchy people: electrified clothing. That way, nobody will be able to touch you with their dirty, grubby fingers...not even you! It's the ultimate weapon in enforcing personal space, second only to Chuck Norris. Or Justin Bieber's latest hit.
Just don't forget to turn it off before giving someone a friendly hug...or a handshake. Or lightly brushing against them...
I don't like kids, I don't like physical contact, and I sure as hell don't appreciate any combination of the two.
Yep. I'm not touchy-feely unless I really like somebody, and I don't like kids as it is, but it reaaaally doesn't help that they also have no concept of personal space.
It sounds like you're being too passive. You need to turn around and call people out when they do that. I've actually come to enjoy it. It's very empowering and these men never expect to be corrected, so they're always really surprised. The initial expressions are entertaining. Even if it's just 'Excuse me, do you have a reason to be in my personal space?', it's leagues better than saying nothing and making them think that the behavior is okay.