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18 Moments You'll Only Understand If You Detest Physical Contact

We can have a conversation without you holding onto my arm, thank you very much.

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Physical contact.

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It's the 21st century, yet some people STILL consider it necessary.

There are two extremes of people: those who are too busy with their heads buried in their phones to waste time on actual human interaction and those who believe that physical contact is essential to successful communication. WHY?!

1. The indescribable terror you feel when you run into an acquaintance on the street, and they lean in to hug you.

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PLEASE, SIR, I BARELY KNOW YOU.

2. You don't understand how humans (the most "civilized" beings in the animal kingdom) have come to equate tickling with "fun."

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And even with flirting!

I'm sorry, but tickling me will not make me fall hopelessly in love with you. It will only make me want to hurt you.

3. Or why some people feel the need to tap you on the shoulder to get you to listen to them during a conversation.

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"What are you doing? What do you want?"

4. You can tolerate the first tap.

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After all, some people just have weird social tendencies.

5. But then he gives you a second tap on the arm.

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Okay, come on! I can hear you without you touching me.

6. And sometimes even A THIRD TAP.

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Okay, that's the last straw.

7. Your SO tells you that you're "not a very affectionate person."

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We are rational animals. There is no need for us to constantly be all over each other like freaking rabbits.

8. And if you're single, if someone is a bit too handsy while flirting with you, they become instantly repulsive in your eyes.

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It's like magic.

9. You always feel guilty for not hugging and kissing every single cousin, aunt, uncle, and dog before leaving a family gathering.

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I love you all dearly, but isn't this just a bit ridiculous? Words can be just as effective to show affection!

10. The pit in your stomach that you get when you realize that you'll have to brave the crowds to do your holiday shopping.

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Although you may have resorted to online shopping for this very reason. Genius.

11. You've occasionally dodged a kiss from YOUR MOM.

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HAVE YOU NO HEART?!

12. If a friend tells you some bad news, you're not entirely sure how long your hug should last.

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You start to pull away, but then realize that they weren't quite done, so you go back in, pretending the awkward moment never happened.

13. When a friend hugs you because you "look like you need it."

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For future reference: I never need it.

14. The animal you relate to the most is the hedgehog.

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15. The cactus is your spirit animal.

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16. When you arrive at a party and realize you have to greet everyone.

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17. Or when you have to go and you can't simply wave goodbye.

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18. And, of course, everyone is always shocked to realize that you never actually hated them.

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You just didn't want to touch them.

This post was translated from Spanish.

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