I know this sounds strange and it's related to an interview that went bad a long time ago. After the interview I received feedback that I never had before, nothing to do with technical skill but the interview was cut short as the interviewer found I was "rude" based on some mannerisms such as leaning in my seat. I've never had such feedback before, but also noticed during the interview I felt much more anxious and uncomfortable than usual.
The interview took place in a very small room with no windows. I was uncomfortable with how close our chairs were and nothing in between us (like a desk). I also found it very hot and stuffy and despite my best efforts wasn't able to resist yawning. It was just me and the interviewer.
Would it be ok to ask to go to a different room? If yes, how should it be phrased? To be specific, I think some of my behaviors that came across as rude may have been subconscious reasons to the conditions (like leaning my chair away as I was uncomfortable with the seating arrangement).
I was reminded this because I've seen several questions on this site about cutting an interview short if it's decided for certain the candidate isn't a good fit. I was scheduled for back to back interviews with different people, the first one was an HR rep. Later, the recruiter told me, how he had found me rude, and told the second interviewer to keep it short not to waste my time. I find it strange the second interviewed me at all if the decision had been made. Is there something I'm missing here?