In summary, why do so many people love the back row? In a small meeting, people will congregate at the back...and even in the back corner - and others as close to the exit door as possible. Has there ever been a study on this? Why do people sit where they sit - and why do so many prefer to be as far away as possible? When I suggested last night "there are only a few here, how about we all move forward a few rows," I was greeted with open hostility. I sure didn't get it, but I'm trying to. Insight, anyone?