When your partner wraps their arms around you and gives you the warmest hug, there is no doubt you feel safe loved and happy. According to happiness and well-being author Kulraj, “Hugging is, in fact, just an extended form of a fundamental human need: touch. An abundance of research has shown that skin-to-skin contact between a mother and newborn yields important physical and psychological benefits.” He went to say that as we grow to become adults, the importance of hug remains constant.
However, when partners hug each other it is more than just being connected to each other. The way you hug your partner says a lot about your personality and your relationship.
1. The deadlock
This hug shows two people who are deeply connected and committed to each other. This body crushing hug shows their fear of letting go of each other. They try to be as close as possible that there is nothing that separates them not even drops of air. By wrapping around your partner this tightly, you want them to be with you always. According to the website Little Things, author Caroll Bryant words’ describe this hug perfectly, “Love should feel like a hand-sewn quilt made by grandma, wrapping you up on a cold winter morning.” However, over a period of time, these hugs may show the possessiveness of your partner and their fear of you leaving the relationship.
2. The eye to eye
An eye to eye hug shows two people who are attached physically, mentally and emotionally. The partners share a very intimate relationship and it is the connection of their souls. Partners who hug like that have immense love and appreciation for each other. They know each other well and their relationship has a very strong foundation. Breaking off such a relationship may practically be impossible. It is important to note that partners who cannot maintain eye contact may not be comfortable opening up to you.
3. The flying hug
The flying hug
Partners who engage in this form of hug have a lot of passion and lust. It shows the excitement they have in seeing each other no matter how long they have been in the relationship. The intense passion they have for each other is evident in this kind of hug. However, sometimes it may also indicate that the relationship is only based on lust and the partners may be affected in the long run.
4. The protector
This kind of hug indicates that your partner cares and supports you. When your partner hugs you from behind with their arms wrapped around your waist, it shows that they have got your back. The website Little Things quotes Patti Wood, a body language expert, “By covering your back, he’s conveying that he wants to shelter you.” Both the partners are willing to be there for each other no matter what problems are in front of them. Moreover, it shows the affection they have for each other. However, sometimes this hug may be a signal to others telling them to back off.
5. The reach around
The reach around
This hug indicates that you and your partner are not just lovers but also best companions. The connection displayed in this kind of hug is strong emotionally and physically. It depicts two people whose relationship is extremely open and easy. However, if the spark of romance between these two individuals is not strong, they may be better off as great friends.