Some people can really drive Scorpio up the wall. Having to deal with stupidity and arrogance rubs them the wrong way. When somebody cuts in line, is rude to them in the office or at the restaurant, cuts them off in traffic etc., Scorpio loses heart. They may hide their emotions behind a plastic smile, but in reality, they would be just a few steps away from a meltdown.
This inner tension builds up and takes a form of anxiety. When dealing with difficult people, Scorpio may want to use the little trick of giving “mental hugs”: trying to empathize with this rude person, and realize that they’re angry, or scared, or having a bad day. And so, you mentally (and from time to time, physically) give them a hug.