Meet and Greet
There are many different handshakes in the world, however I will focuss on the broad spectrum of those that are widely used to say
What's in a handshake anyway?
- Human beings are 'Socialable' creatures at heart. The physical/tactile gestures they we portray to one
another exhibit our inner feelings and the need to 'feel connected' to others.
According to this Source
A handshake is:
–noun 1. a gripping and shaking of right hands by two individuals, as to symbolize greeting, congratulation, agreement, or farewell.
2. Also, handshaking. Computers. an exchange of predetermined signals between a computer and a peripheral device or another computer, made when a
connection is initially established or at intervals during data transmission, in order to assure proper synchronization.
we exude these underlying aspects of our personalities, can come forth in a simple 'handshake'.
Differences of handshaking
- A few examples on this SITE
Shake firmly. Limp handshakes are Hollywood movies; they leave you feeling dissatisfied
Did you ever meet someone for the first time, or go to a meeting/interview, and the boss/person exuded confidence, yet, their handshake was like
grasping a dead manequins hand?
I have, and I'm sure alot of you have as well.
It makes me wonder why this person would even extend their appendages in the first place?
It's almost as if this person was digressing back to 'monkey-hood' and just throws out a wrist for you to sniff.
"Here you go...sniff..sniff.."(see? I'm the reigning monkey here, I decide whether you can join mine clan or not...sniff my power/my dominating
hormones....there...got a good whiff?)
"Here you go (I'm going to turn my head slightly away now..while I put forth my digits for you to be mesmorised with..rolling my eyes now...please
leave the slobbering at way-side...sigh...you may now shake the tips of my grandeur.)
Ok....let's turn the tables 180 degrees.
What about those, whose handshakes are akin to "The Thing" in a fantastic 4 move?
Grips of Steel
You've walked into the office of Mr. So-and so.
This over-jublient character is so happy to see you, that when you extend your hand....you wished you didn't
. The moment your hand goes out,
it's sucked in by a vortex so fast (you think one of your fillings got caught in the cross-fire) and your whole arm is verociously caught in a
whirl-wind of flaggelating limbs.
The Hulk' is at way-side...pounding his catcher mitt for the leftovers
How do we deal with these folk?
* Take the bone-crunching grip with full force? (but can we get away with using only one arm in our lifetime?...Now see..that's the question)
* Grip just as hard or harder
than the other person? (I've seen veins break out on peoples foreheads over this...NO NO...this isn't the
What a dilema.
Now I have to ask YOU all:
Tell me what you think is the Ideal Handshake
and what does it mean to YOU?
[edit on 24-10-2007 by TheDuckster]