Among the lot of good little things life has to offer, hugs may be among the sweetest and lot of special. Hugs have a way of alleviating pain, making us feel warm and giddy all over. Being hugged typically reminds us that we are not alone and that we will always have a shoulder to cry on. It is believed that the way a person hug says a lot about what they feel and what message they are trying to relay?
Here are the ten types of hugs and what each one means.
#1. EYE TO EYE CONTACT WHILE EMBRACING
It symbolizes a deep and strong connection that supposedly shows the love you and your partner have for one another.
#2. TIGHT HUG
A tight hug that makes people not want to leave conveys a message of genuine love.
#3. SLOW HUG
The hug is done during parties while dancing or sometimes even when alone with someone. It conveys a message of a close connection between the two of you.
#4. NOT SO CLOSE HUG
It means you are thankful but not enough to be comfortable. It is not intimate. It conveys a message close to “Thank you but this is pretty awkward.”
#5. HOLDING EACH OTHER’S BODY WITH THE LEGS WRAPPED AROUND
This type of hug portrays lust and passion. It is believed to be the intense due to the extreme emotions it entails.
#6. RUBBING BACK WHILE HUGGING
This type of hug is typically shared by parents and their children. It shows reassurance as if telling someone that things will get better and you are not alone.
#7. SHOULDER TO SHOULDER HUGGING
This hug is typically friendly and does not carry the implication of romance.
#8. INSERTING OF HANDS INSIDE POCKETS
It carries a message of comfort. This is a sign of how comfortable someone is when they are with you.
#9. PATTING OF BACK WHILE HUGGING
Patting, unlike rubbing, is a different type of hug. It usually says something like “Congratulations” or “Great Work.”
#10. WRAPPING OF ARMS AROUND WAIST
It conveys protection. It usually portrays a bond between friends. Know that when someone hugs you like this, they are trying to make you feel safe.