Can We Guess If You're a Hugger?

By: Emily Maggrett

Can We Guess If You're a Hugger?
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About This Quiz

For many decades, hugging was seen as an intimate embrace. In the 1950s, for instance, men and women rarely hugged unless they were romantically involved, and the casual hugging we take for granted between coworkers didn't exist yet. Today, however, hugging is a common feature of everyday American life. In addition to hugging our friends and family, we hug neighbors, bad first dates and even people we've just met. 

Some people love the pro-hugging turn our culture has taken, but others ... well, do not. So, where do you stand on this issue? Do you fold friends and family into massive bear hugs, or do hugs feel like a jarring violation of your personal space? Are you a master of the gentle, long hug, or do you get uncomfortable if a hug lasts more than three seconds? No judgment either way: everyone has the right to determine their own personal boundaries. However, let's face it: The way you hug does reveal a lot about you, and that's the focus of this quiz!

We're going to ask you a bunch of non-hugging-related questions about your likes, dislikes and taste in dogs. Based on your answers, we'll guess whether you're a major hug fan or totally hug-phobic. Want to see if we can accurately figure out your hugging personality type? It's time to embrace this quiz!


Girls texting Would you rather message with someone, talk to them on the phone or talk to them in person?
See them in person
Communicate via messaging
Talk to them on the phone
If I could get through the day without having to talk to ANYBODY, I'd be happy.

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Bunk bed If you had to share a bunk bed with a celebrity for a week, who would you choose?
Post Malone
Donald Glover
Ariana Grande
Adele

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Tight clothes How tightly do you like your clothes to fit?
Like a second skin
Slightly loosely
Extremely loosely
Fitted, but not tacky-tight

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Sharing drink Are you comfortable sharing drinks with others?
Sure, why not?
Ew, no!
Yes, if we're dating.
Yes, if we're related.

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Senior woman reading a letter How often do you write your grandparents?
During all major holidays and on their birthdays
Whenever they give me a gift
At Christmas
Never (but I talk to them on the phone!)

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County fair Imagine you're at the county fair. What's the first ride you'll go on?
The rollercoaster
The Ferris wheel
The bumper cars
Forget rides — I'm headed to the petting zoo!

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Rescue dog Would you ever consider adopting a rescue dog?
Yes, if the dog was going to be put down otherwise.
No, they have too many problems.
Maybe, if it was the right pooch.
I already have a rescue dog I adore!

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Leaving a party When you're leaving a party, how do you say goodbye?
By saying a warm, personal goodbye to every single person at the party
By quietly slipping out the back door
By thanking my host, then waving goodbye ot everyone else
Parties? I try to never go to those, actually.

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Baby Yoda How do you feel about Baby Yoda?
I guess he's meme-worthy, but I don't get it.
He's a gimmick.
He's really cute but kind of overhyped.
I would die for him.

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Sunset If your personality were a sky, which one of these skies would it be?
A sunny blue sky, free of clouds
A dramatic pink sunset
An early morning sky, filled with strange red light
An overcast sky, covered in black clouds

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Corgis
Greyhounds
Basenjis
I love ALL dogs, every single one, regardless of which breed they are.

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Comforting friend Let's say your best friend just got dumped. How will you comfort them?
By inviting them over for ice cream and crying
By saying that they're better off now
By taking them out on the town
By asking them if they want help signing up for a dating app

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Compliment When people compliment you, how do you respond?
With pleasure! I love compliments.
With embarrassment. I hate being noticed.
With a compliment for the other person. I want to return the favor!
With suspicion. What is the other person trying to get from me?

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Boy and senior on the bus You're stuck on the bus next to a chatty elderly person. What do you do?
Talk to them for the entire ride. After all, they probably have some cool stories!
Reply to them with one-word answers
Engage in polite conversation with them for the sake of good manners
Tell them you're not in the mood to talk, then put on your headphones

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Two friends In your opinion, how many times do people have to hang out before they can be considered friends?
Once, if you two have good chemistry
Four or five times
Twice (if both times are one-on-one get-togethers)
Ten times, because good friendships develop slowly!

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Bored at meeting What makes you feel impatient?
Long lines
Meetings that should have been emails
Technical difficulties
Reading big blocks of text

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Family talking Growing up, did your family ever discuss spicy topics?
Yes. We were always joking about bodily functions, family secrets and politics.
No. My family thinks it's bad manners to discuss topics that are highly personal.
Sometimes. My parents are generally polite but have good senses of humor.
Never. My family is extremely formal, so spicy topics (and condiments) were forbidden at our dinner table.

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Woman and crying toddler At the mall, a lost toddler approaches you, crying. How do you handle it?
I pat the toddler on the back to comfort them, then take them to security.
I call the police to report a lost child.
I ask the toddler if they know where their mommy or daddy is.
I yell, "Hey! Has anybody lost a toddler?"

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Dislike pizza Your friends order a pizza that has a topping you hate on it. What do you do?
Eat it anyway
Insist on ordering a personal pizza for myself
Pick the offensive topping off, then munch away
Drown my slice in hot pepper flakes so that I can't taste the hated topping

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Receiving bad news When you need to deliver bad news, how do you feel?
Sad but resolved
Incredibly anxious
Mildly nervous
Embarrassed for the other person

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Sandwiches What's your favorite kind of sandwich?
A pressed eggplant panini
An Italian sub
An open-faced grilled ham and cheese
A Sloppy Joe

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Girl giving gift to boyfriend In a new relationship, how long do you wait before giving gifts?
Um ... maybe a week?
Three months
One month
I rarely give gifts to my partners.

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Young people listening to music What kind of music do you listen to when you're feeling cuddly?
Upbeat country (think Kacey Musgraves)
Lush '80s rock (think Bauhaus)
Dance party music (think Lizzo)
Contemporary soul (think Sam Smith)

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Friends meeting After friends move away, how do you stay in touch with them?
I call them whenever I'm in their city, plus I interact with them on social media.
To be honest, I sort of let them drift out of my life.
I make time to see them whenever they're in my town.
I occasionally DM them out of the blue but otherwise don't try to keep up with them.

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Couple breaking up If you were being dumped, how would you want your partner to do it?
By sitting me down for a long talk
By writing me a short text or email
By calling me to briefly let me know it's over
By Skyping me for a long, awkward talk

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Kittens Your cat has had kittens in your closet — on top of your favorite coat! How do you feel?
Happy! I love kittens.
Annoyed AF. That's going to be a HUGE dry cleaning bill.
Amused. This is going to make a hilarious Instagram story.
Flattered. Clearly, my cat must really trust me!

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Dating a friend ex In your opinion, is it ever okay to date one of your friends' exes?
No! That's disloyal.
Yes, if your friend and the ex weren't together for very long.
Only if you don't care about maintaining a relationship with your friend
Yes, if you truly believe that the ex is your soulmate.

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Friends arguing An acquaintance asks you why you're still single. How do you react?
By saying, "Because I love it!"
By saying, "I dunno. Why are YOU still single?"
By saying, "Wow."
At that point, I'd leave the room.

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Lonely If you had to live without human contact for a month, how would you survive it?
I couldn't survive without human contact, actually.
It wouldn't bother me. I'd just read a lot.
I'd call my friends every day.
As long as I got to bring a pet with me, I'd be fine!

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Woman meditating You feel most alive when you're ... ?
Spending time with loved ones
Excelling at my passion
Exploring the great outdoors
Drinking something delicious on a patio

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