psychic distance

noun
the degree of emotional detachment maintained toward a person, group of people, event, etc.
Also, psychical distance.
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Although she remains in regular contact with her parents, she keeps a certain psychic distance.
Frankly, no one was all that unhappy about the psychic distance that created.
But her cynosure as an artist is a disciplined evacuation of psychic distance between her subjects and the viewer.
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