Are you a hugger, kisser or shaker?

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  1. BSloan profile image66
    BSloanposted 11 years ago

    Are you a hugger, kisser or shaker?

    When you greet someone you know, do you hug them, give them a kiss, or shake their hand?

  2. Mom Kat profile image77
    Mom Katposted 11 years ago

    Well I'm not a shaker... lmao... I'm a hugger & a kisser!
    I've been known to hug my bosses & even give them a peck on the cheek! ~ note, I've pretty much only had female bosses, so no threat of flirting or sexual harassment involved.  I'm just a huggy kissy person.

    I hug friends hello & good-bye all the time.  I hug & kiss the kids & hubby hello & good-bye.

  3. profile image0
    SandCastlesposted 11 years ago

    It depends who I'm greeting. Generally I'm a shaker or a waver (a quick wave of the hand).

  4. info-overload profile image60
    info-overloadposted 11 years ago

    In everyday situations I generally just wave my hand once and say 'hi' or just give a polite nod. In professional situations I shake their hand.

  5. Dancing Water profile image61
    Dancing Waterposted 11 years ago

    Definitely a hugger!  Five a day keeps the doctor away!

  6. Trish303 profile image71
    Trish303posted 11 years ago

    I'm a huger, I hug everyone. always have..

  7. crystaleyes profile image60
    crystaleyesposted 11 years ago

    It all depends upon who the person is.. I hug my friends and family and acquaintances.
    . but when it comes to people I am not much friendly with, a wave, a verbal greeting, or a handshake is fine..
    I hug and kiss all children because I love children.

  8. Paul Kuehn profile image94
    Paul Kuehnposted 11 years ago

    When I greet a friend or an acquaintance, I will usually shake their hand if there is any physical contact.  I have given hugs and kisses only to my wife in the past.  When I greet anyone who is my age or older in Thailand, I will initiate a "wai" with them.  If a person initiates a "wai" with me, I will return it by holding my hands together in the form of prayer and moving them over the top of my nose.

  9. btrbell profile image88
    btrbellposted 11 years ago

    I am definitely not a shaker. I don't always know what to do when a hand is offered to me, often using the wrong hand to shake! I am a hugger and depending on the closeness of our relationship, a kisser!

    1. DreamerMeg profile image80
      DreamerMegposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      My father taught me to shake hands as a little girl. It is ALWAYS the right hand, never the left, even if you are a left-handed person. He was also very insistent on a firm hand shake, not a limp one.

  10. That Grrl profile image72
    That Grrlposted 11 years ago

    I say hello. I'm not a hugger, kisser or shaker. If someone else reaches out for a hug or a handshake I won't ignore them or back away. But, it's not something I initiate.

  11. DreamerMeg profile image80
    DreamerMegposted 11 years ago

    None of these - if it's a person I know and see quite often, I greet them with a smile and just start talking to them. If it's someone in business, I prefer to shake hands. The only people I hug are those from other countries, where it is their norm and not to do so would cause upset, offence or concern.

  12. lburmaster profile image72
    lburmasterposted 11 years ago

    Hug usually. Shakes are for business partners from my perspective and a little rude if you consider someone your friend. While kisses are too formal and are reserved for your partner.

  13. profile image52
    NeelPanposted 11 years ago

    It depends on how well i know him/her and on the some other conditions.
    If the other one is my friend then i will hug if that person is just known one than i will shake hand and when that person is my love than i will do all the things first shake hand then hug and then kiss.The other condition if the other person is my mom or my brother and sister than i will be a kisser or you can say i am having the quality of all 3 but you know i due i always got chance to be a i don't have enough friends n all.

  14. calynbana profile image77
    calynbanaposted 11 years ago

    I am a stand back and hope to do none of those things type of person. I will watch what the other person's body language implies will happen and go with it, this usually means I end up in a hug.

    Having a European family means I got a lot of hugs and kisses from complete strangers growing up, and this has made me quite uncomfortable with the whole greeting thing. I will avoid if I can.


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