12 Types Of Handshakes And What They Really Mean

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Handshakes are important tools of judging a person. And a very, very prominent part of one’s body language. And in the corporate jungle that we have made our habitat in, it’s one of the most important ways to know who’s your friend and your enemy, also, everyone that’s in between.

experts say there are a number of types of handshakes and each of them reveals a little something about an individual’s personality.

Here are a few of them and what kind of person they’re said to be representing.

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1. The one with the sweaty palms.

What it means: Experts say that a person with sweaty palms is a sign of a slightly nervous person. These people are generally very self-conscious and tend to over analyze everything.

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2. The one like a dead fish.

What it means: People who just give in a limp hand in a handshake which feels a lot like holding a dead fish, are said to be non-committal, uninterested and often scared or the lack thereof, in most things. They may mostly be reserved kind of people.

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3. The one that crushes your hand.

What it means: This one is extremely cringe-worthy, and people who do the pain inflicting, seem to be testing the strength of the other. These people might come across as the intimidating type.

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4. The one that makes you feel like a queen.

What it means: Those who offer their hand in this fashion, are said to be somewhat dominating in the order of considering themselves higher than the other.

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5. The one that feels like a hug.

What it means: It’s a comfortable, or a care-giving kind of handshake in the most professional way possible. These are used by politicians or people who work n a social circuit whose job is to be diplomatic.

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6. The one that makes you feel strength-less.

What it means: These are characteristically the part of the body language of a dominating person.

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7. The one that makes you feel like being pushed.

What it means: These handshakes indicate a person who is afraid of any kind of intimacy or closeness and prefers to keep their distance as much as possible.

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8. The one like a lobster claw.

What it means: These people show anxiety and commitment issues. They keep all their fingers close together and reach for minimum contact. These people may avoid deep rooted connections in relationships.

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9. The one that’s like a finger vice.

What it means: These people attack just the fingers instead of the whole palm and may be just a tad bit insecure and through this handshake, assert the power they think they deserve to have over others.

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10. The one which is so strong that it shakes you about abruptly.

What it means: This is a sign of a strong and a gregarious personality. They tend to be a little too out there and quite loud. But at the same time with no hidden agendas.

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11. The one that is actually not even a handshake.

What it means: This is probably the lamest one since the dead fish. These people may come across as quite pretentious.

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12. The fist bump.

What it means: This isn’t exactly a handshake, but when you cut through the professional jargon and find someone whom can actually call a friend, this is the best way of expressing that chemistry. It’s a sign of bros/sis’ in crime and how they stand together against the world.

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Whoa! That was a lot of information for a day.

I bet you’ll be shaking hands with everybody you meet today and speculate what they’re like. 😛

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