#3. Personal Boundaries

This Conversation Will Help You…


  1. Define personal boundaries
  2. Know that people have different boundaries and that it’s important to communicate those with others
  3. Say what kinds of things influence a person’s boundaries
  4. State a way they establish/express their boundaries


Think About This First

  •  This conversation would be a good continuation of #2


Having the Conversation


Start Here:

What are the boundaries that you have about your personal space? 

Do you think that other people know what your personal boundaries are?

How can you express that?

Are there words that you say, or do you use body language?

What kinds of things do you say or do to let people know about your boundaries?



How are your boundaries different between different people? People at school, close friends, teammates, doctor, parents?

How do people express their boundaries?

What are the ways people express boundaries verbally and non-verbally?


Keep Talking:

How do you know what your personal boundaries are?

What influences your decisions about boundaries? Church, family values, friends, etc.

Would it be something that you felt inside? 

How would you know if you felt it? 

How would you know if a particular boundary might not be important to you?

How would you help a friend if they didn’t know what their personal boundaries were?

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