We will call it hug anxiety.
In a work setting, you'd think everything would be a handshake right?? Well a couple of years ago there was this work vendor who had visited the office a handful of times. I went to shake his hand and he instead hugged me and it really messed me up in the head. The entire meeting I was consumed with thoughts of, "When he leaves, are we shaking hands or hugging??????"
When he left I went in for the most aggressive hug ever, just so there was no "hug or handshake?" question. Looking back on it, it was boarder line chest butt touchdown celebration. I was one butt smack away from joining the Cowboys O-Line.
When I get nervous, I tend to take control and have little regard for the other person's feelings our thoughts on the matter.
I'm nervous, so we're now hugging dammit.
Friends - you hug.
Family - you hug.
Someone you've met 6 times, all in a social setting?
WHAT THE HELL DO YOU DO?
HANDSHAKE OR HUG?????????????
And this my friends is why I don't like networking, volume 23423143234.