If you want to have an interactive pet who tolerates lots of handling (every day/other day/2 days), a reptile is not for you.
You shouldn’t force a reptile to be interactive. You shouldn’t pretend a reptile is acting the way you want it to (anthropomorphism is bad).
If you aren’t comfortable with a more hands-off approach to keeping reptiles, then reptiles are not for you.
If you cannot appreciate a reptile for being a reptile, then it is not the pet for you.
That being said, there are interactive reptiles but many of them
are high maintenance and/or have husbandry requirements that are
difficult to achieve (especially if you want them to thrive).