Do Introverts Like Hugs?

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IT depends on the person …and the occasion.

Being an introvert myself, and even though I’d love to express my feelings through touch, I’ve always felt uncomfortable with too much hugging and cuddling.

I like it when people like me, and I feel happy to know that there are people who think of me as a friend; but if they’re not my friends, their affectionate behavior makes me feel weird.

And because I’m an introvert, I don’t really know how to behave in a social situation, so I’m pretty sure that stops me from being fully confident about expressing my feelings through touch.

I’ve always thought that the main reason I don’t like to be touched is because, if someone hugs me or cuddles me, somehow I feel responsible for what happens next. If he/she likes me, then it’s nice; but if they stop liking me later on, then I’ll get hurt. And that’s why I hold myself back.

We introverts like to be hugged  (and kissed) by our partners, but it’s something we need to build up to. We like confidence in the relationship; doing things for us shows that you love us…we don’t like surprises.

Do introverts like to be touched?

We like affection when we know it’s deserved and at the right time, otherwise, we feel overwhelmed by too much physical contact.

If you think your introverted partner is a bit distant, remember that they might be overwhelmed by too much physical contact.

You don’t necessarily need to shower your introverted partner with kisses and hugs…it’s not their style of communicating affection but try doing things for them instead (like cooking them a nice meal).

Being physically intimate with an introvert also needs some building up.

you can start by patting them on the back and touching their arms…but don’t rush them. Let them get used to you touching them. Eventually, they may start touching you back.

But we also like it when we’re in a relationship because then we know that person cares about us and that’s why we feel more comfortable expressing our affection through touch.

So, do introverts like cuddles?

We love cuddles, but only from our partner! It’s a great way of being intimate with us, and it makes an introvert feel loved and secure.

But we like to cuddle quietly, not especially when there’s a lot of noise (unless you’re an extravert and then it doesn’t matter).

Final thoughts

You now know that introverts like to be touched and hugged, but only when it’s an expression of affection and care from someone we know, love, and trust (and probably in a quiet, private setting!).

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Sarra is a behavioral science student and HS science teacher ( also a cat mom! ) who obsesses over typing people but can't seem to type her own self. Let's just say that for the time being, she's a cross between an INFJ and INFP!

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