Any tips, feedback, analysis, criticism, suggestions?
^Become friends with some foreign people.
I've never been a hugger either, but I recently started working with some people who are from South America... and every time I see them, I'm greeted with a smile, a one-armed hug, and a kiss on the cheek.
The first time they did this, it really threw me off... (I was like, what are you doing?!
), but now I just expect it. And it actually makes me feel much more welcome and close to them.
As far as the "free hugs" thing goes...
Is it the act of giving hugs
that makes you uncomfortable, or the idea of holding a sign and drawing all that attention to yourself?!?