|Diagram of the basic 'orbital structure' of a human molecule, when the weekly, monthly, or yearly movement of a typical person, over the surface of the earth, is viewed at a sped-up pace.|
The following 1966 quote by proxemics founder Edward Hall alludes to the conception of how human molecules behave orbitally or rather spatially similar to smaller molecules: 
“As more and more is learned about both men and animals, it becomes clear that the skin itself is a very unsatisfactory boundary or measuring point for crowding … like molecules that make up all matter, living things move and therefore require more or less fixed amounts of space.”
This logic, representative of orbital theory, is captured in the earlier ideas of personal space and reaction bubbles.
Building on some of the proxemics work of Edward Hall and other recent personal space measurements, the first version of human molecular orbital theory was worked out by American electrochemical engineer Libb Thims in 2003 (see: history).
A few comparative models might be those of Mark Janes and his 2009 carbon atom model of his body parts or possibly Jacob Moreno's 1949 social atom scheme.
The extrapolation of molecular orbital theory to the study of the structure, formation, and dissolution of chemical bonds between human molecules is called human molecular orbital theory. When human movement, over the surface of the earth, is viewed at a time-accelerated pace, such as viewing the total weekly, monthly, or yearly movements of one person, via for example GPS tracking, in a sped-up five minute video clip, one begins to see an orbital picture of human movement.
A molecular orbital, by definition, is the a solution of the Schrödinger equation that describes the ninety percent probable location of an electron relative to the nuclei in a molecule and so indicates the nature of any bond in which the electron is involved. In simple terms, it is understood that electrons (and molecules) act as both waves and particles, tending to have orbital motions in their trajectories.
|A thermodynamic system / molecular bubbles depiction of a human molecular orbital for one human molecule, or rather one person's average daily trajectories and movements, viewed at a sped-up rate of viewing. |
Starting with the conservation of energy, which assumes that the total energy of a system is equal to the sum of its potential energy and kinetic energy, a descriptive time-dependent 'wave equation' can be derived which describes the movement or behavior, and thus the structure, of the nuclei and electrons that comprise an atom or molecule. This description is particularly intuitive when electrons are shared between two different atoms or molecules, creating a chemical bond, which actuates as through the means of an orbital overlap effect. The translation of this logic to the bonding transition states of human interpersonal interactions provides for a robust means of understanding human chemical bonding.
1. (a) Thims, Libb. (2007). Human Chemistry (Volume One) (ch. 9: Human Molecular Orbitals, pgs. 247-95. Morrisville, NC: LuLu.
(b) Thims, Libb. (2007). Human Chemistry (Volume Two). Morrisville, NC: LuLu.
2. Hall, Edward. (1966). The Hidden Dimension. Publisher.