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.