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What Kind of Hugger Are You: Your Hugging Style Reveals a Lot about Your Personality

Updated on September 10, 2016
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Felishiya started writing at the age of 10. Since then, she has produced various articles in English and Spanish and few in French as well.


The way you hug reveals a lot about your personality and what you think of your partner. Hugging is a non-verbal communication and an expression of affection, familiarity, friendship, love and sympathy.

When words are insufficient, hug speaks. It indicates comfort, support, consolation and emotional warmth.

Hugging has also shown some health benefits. It is researched that hugging someone increases their oxytocin levels and reduces blood pressure.

Here are some ways in which most of the people usually hug. I have named them differently and discussed some indication that comes out of that hugging way about the person.

When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that's happened that day just melts away.

— Hugh Jackman

Your Hand In Their Pocket

You may be little doubtful about their loyalty and trustworthiness. You are still not convinced that they are only yours, if you place your hand in their pocket each time. What are you trying to do? Are you checking for a secret letter from their side partner or looking for numbers?

I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words.

— Ann Hood

Face To Face

Your happiness belongs in the happiness of your partner. Their eyes and smiling features are your real window to the extreme happiness. So, you feel better to stare in them whenever you get the good chance. You are so intensely connected that it sometimes scares you.

A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away.

— Bil Keane

You Are Mine

Both of you are extremely close to each other not only as lovers, but also as best friends and there is nothing that can break this loving bond of yours. You are bored with the traditional style of holding each other’s hands, so you planned to do something new and more noticeable. This hugging gesture also shows your protective nature towards your partner and also it shows you own them like nobody else.

HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and give them a hug: Heaven knows they need it.

— Princess Diana

Pat on the Back

This hugging style is less of an intense lover’s type and shows more of a father and daughter relationship and their affection for each other. It gives a friendly vibe in the public. Generally, people, not in a close relationship, also make use of this gesture, while congratulating or cheering up another person.

The world is a mess. It seems that life gets harder on a personal level each and every day. Hug and kiss those you love every day. You never know when the tragedies of this world may visit your life.

— Kevin Nash

I Got You

You respect your partner and know their value. You feel quite protective about them and they play a very special role in your life. You feel relaxed when they are around and you never wish them to ever let go. There is no bigger sign than you having their back and literally standing behind them.

If I want to know how I'm doing at work, I don't wait for a pat on the back; I ask the people who will give me a clear, objective opinion. When I need a real, arms-wrapped-around-me hug, I go to someone who does that. I stopped getting disappointed by my expectations from non-huggers.

— Chandra Wilson

The Tight Hug

We generally give a tight hug to the people who are the closest to us, especially our partners. If you are giving the tight hug to them, it means you never want to lose them and stay with them forever. You will be dread if they move away from you some day. To tell them, how much you care, holding on tight is the best way to express your feelings and prove how much you really adore them. You will not let them go no matter how worse the things get.

There were people I know that got upset that I kissed people; I kissed them for luck and love, that's all. That's what my mother did to me. There were people upset that I would embrace or hug someone of another color.

— Richard Dawson
National Hugging Day
Also Known As
National Hug Day
Celebrated By
United States
January 21
National Hugging Day

Check out this video of a man, who is trying to know about different people's personality and mood set by hugging them.

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