One of my grandsons is quite the introvert. He doesn’t really like to be touched or held, only sorta likes to be looked at. Too much attention and he shyly hides his face.
I am reminded of the importance of respecting people’s boundaries and preferences.
I’ve known too many arrogant and insecure adults who would force such a child to hug and kiss. Yet taking some sort of personal offence to the preferences of others is the mark of the immature.
With each person wired differently we must respect these differences. For bottom-line there is no right or wrong or better or worse way to be. Some like to hug and greet with much enthusiasm. Others hold back, greeting still the same, just in a different way.
We give each other the space to be themselves. Simple as that.