The Handshake and It’s Message

The handshake is the first physical contact when meeting someone face-to-face.

A lot of information is transferred through the handshake and a first impression is made based on this information. Unconsciously you are judged by your handshake, would you like to know what message you deliver?

– Hand on top, palm facing downward signals intention to dominate.

– Hand on bottom, palm facing upward signals intention to submit.

– Both palms remaining in a vertical position, both thumbs facing up signals equality.

– Politician handshake: Wraps one hand between both his/her hands to give a warm, trustful impression.



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