Thursday, October 13, 2011

8 handshakes to avoid

Dead fishIt’s one of the most discouraging handshakes possible, especially when the hand is cold or sticky. The touch of a flaccid and limp hand brings to mind a person with weak character. Receiver of “dead fish” handshake can think that you don’t care about your relations with him.
The clampThis moderately convincing handshake is characteristic for businessmen and expresses willingness of taking control over the conversation. Rapid, strong clamp followed by few short and jerky shakes could also indicate a shy person who is afraid of being dominated.
Bone crusherA distant cousin to “the clamp” is “bone crusher” – without a doubt the worst of all handshakes. Everybody is afraid to encounter it, as it leaves unpleasant feelings on your mind and fingers. The only person “bone crusher” is making good impression on, is a crusher himself. It’s characteristic for “tough guys” who don’t miss any opportunity to intimidate their opponent and squash their palm.
Finger grabberIt happens when a person “misses” and grabs just the fingers of the receiver and sometimes is a result of uncomfortable position towards each other during greeting. Often appears when man shakes woman’s hand and he’s trying not to hurt her.
Stiff arm  - Used mainly by aggressive types and its purpose is to keep the other person  on distance and far way. People like this would lean a little and balance on their fingers to keep you out of their private space.
Hand puller  - Used with pleasure by people wanting to express their dominance. Usually ends in a strong discomfort of even pain for the receiver, when his hand is suddenly pulled closer to the other person. It can have it’s reason in the person giving this handshake feeling insecure and wanting to take control over you by dragging into his personal space. But it’s sometimes also connected to the characteristics of culture, where people prefer to keep a shorter physical distance during conversation.
PumpWhen a initiator grabs your hand and shakes in a movement that resembles pump. It usually originates from rural areas.
Dutch grabIt’s a gesture that originated from Netherlands, because one can actually hear there, that he is “Geeft ‘n hand als bosje wortelijes”, which means more or less “the person, whose hand during a handshake 

100 comments:

bboy79 said...

My father-in-law is a bone crusher...

MrJoseph said...

Nice post, I need to make sure I use a good handshake in a interview. First impressions are important.

Makkura970 said...

I learned some of this awhile back, but was also taught something about putting your forefinger on the other person's wrist. Nice post, followed

Dallv. said...

Better to prepare that to regret, it is necessary to be attentive to these gestures!

Matt Blogger said...

couldnt agree with this more!

The Sorrow said...

Thanks for the tips man

Joana Galhardo said...

cool post!...i think my handshake its like the clamp..

And btw, i lol'd at that first comment

wolvz said...

thanks, i will have that in mind!

Steph (Twirling in a Red Dress) said...

Great advice! Handshakes can definitely say a lot about whether or not the coming interaction will be successful or not.

Anonymous said...

Great advice :)

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Vague Raconteur said...

I think these are all the types of handshakes there are, aren't they? xD

Ryodo said...

Never thought about it that much:p

Anonymous said...

nice advice

crazyneo said...

A nice, firm handshake is an excellent intro to a great relationship and sends off confidence to spare.

Etaron said...

It's all psychology :)

JonnyS20 said...

yeah i never really think about it much either lol :)

King Saso said...

Great post, very helpful :)

Crisalys said...

I hate dead fishes the most... It's very uncomfortable.

Mr singh said...

Used mainly by aggressive types and its purpose is to keep the other person on distance and far way.

Mr singh said...

When a initiator grabs your hand and shakes in a movement that resembles pump. It usually originates from rural areas.

Thomas Taylor said...

It can have it’s reason in the person giving this handshake feeling.

Delisa Sparkman said...

The characteristics of culture, where people prefer to keep a shorter physical distance during.

Timothy said...

When a initiator grabs your hand and shakes in a movement that resembles pump. It usually originates from rural areas.

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It usually originates from rural areas.

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When a initiator grabs your hand and shakes in a movement that resembles pump. It usually originates from rural areas.

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When a initiator grabs your hand and shakes in a movement that resembles pump. It usually originates from rural areas.

Anton said...

When a initiator grabs your hand and shakes in a movement that resembles pump. It usually originates from rural areas.

Jacob Murray said...

This moderately convincing handshake is characteristic for businessmen and expresses willingness of taking control over the conversation. Rapid, strong clamp followed by few short and jerky shakes could also indicate a shy person who is afraid of being dominated.

Dean Ray said...

It happens when a person “misses” and grabs just the fingers of the receiver and sometimes is a result of uncomfortable position towards each other during greeting. Often appears when man shakes woman’s hand and he’s trying not to hurt her.

Samuel said...

It can have it’s reason in the person giving this handshake feeling.

Nia Maestas said...

This moderately convincing handshake is characteristic for businessmen and expresses.

Bobbye Mccorkle said...

The most discouraging handshakes possible, especially.

Ying Hutchings said...

It usually originates from rural areas.

Evelina Somers said...

The characteristics of culture, where people prefer to keep a shorter physical distance during.

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it leaves unpleasant feelings on your mind and fingers.

Madalyn Conti said...

This would lean a little and balance on their fingers to keep you out of their private space.

Lucina Blodgett said...

The characteristics of culture, where people prefer to keep a shorter.

KaliWeatherford said...

It’s one of the most discouraging handshakes possible, especially when the hand is cold or sticky.

Delta Schubert said...

The conversation. Rapid, strong clamp followed by few short and jerky shakes

Ambrose Newsome said...

When a initiator grabs your hand and shakes in a movement that resembles pump. It usually originates from rural areas.

Lincoln Cardenas said...

When a initiator grabs your hand and shakes in a movement that resembles pump. It usually originates from rural areas.

Barrett Rosado said...

This would lean a little and balance on their fingers to keep you out of their private space.

Frieda Bergman said...

When a initiator grabs your hand and shakes in a movement that resembles pump. It usually originates from rural areas.

Luella Allred said...

When a initiator grabs your hand and shakes in a movement that resembles pump. It usually originates from rural areas.

Nelda Guevara said...

When a initiator grabs your hand and shakes in a movement that resembles pump. It usually originates from rural areas.

Marina Wolff said...

When a initiator grabs your hand and shakes in a movement that resembles pump. It usually originates from rural areas.

Geraldine said...

Used mainly by aggressive types and its purpose is to keep the other person on distance and far way. People like this would lean a little and balance on their fingers to keep you out of their private space.

Ola Kimble said...

Used mainly by aggressive types and its purpose is to keep the other person on distance and far way. People like this would lean a little and balance on their fingers to keep you out of their private space.

Lula Mcrae said...

Nice post, I need to make sure I use a good handshake in a interview. First impressions are important.

Rachelle Pendleton said...

When a initiator grabs your hand and shakes in a movement that resembles pump. It usually originates from rural areas.

Harriett Champagne said...

People like this would lean a little and balance on their fingers to keep you out of their private space.

Doreen Winn said...

Great advice! Handshakes can definitely say a lot about whether or not the coming interaction will be successful or not.

Tami Bledsoe said...

Better to prepare that to regret, it is necessary to be attentive to these gestures!

Helen said...

Used mainly by aggressive types and its purpose is to keep the other person on distance and far way. People like this would lean a little and balance on their fingers to keep you out of their private space.

Lorillo said...

Used mainly by aggressive types and its purpose is to keep the other person on distance and far way. People like this would lean a little and balance on their fingers to keep you out of their private space.

Daniel Thomas said...

The touch of a flaccid and limp hand brings to mind a person with weak character. Receiver of “dead fish” handshake can think that you don’t care about your relations with him.

Thomas Taylor said...

The only person “bone crusher” is making good impression on, is a crusher himself. It’s characteristic for “tough guys” who don’t miss any opportunity to intimidate their opponent and squash their palm.

Evelia Condon said...

People like this would lean a little and balance on their fingers to keep you out of their private space.

Bea Taft said...

Dutch grab - It’s a gesture that originated from Netherlands, because one can actually hear there, that he is “Geeft ‘n hand als bosje wortelijes”, which means more or less “the person, whose hand during a handshake

Cheryle Seitz said...

It’s a gesture that originated from Netherlands, because one can actually hear there, that he is “Geeft ‘n hand als bosje wortelijes”, which means more or less “the person, whose hand during a handshake

Yu Mcafee said...

Often appears when man shakes woman’s hand and he’s trying not to hurt her.
Stiff arm - Used mainly by aggressive types and its purpose is to keep the other person on distance and far way. People like this would lean a little and balance on their fingers to keep you out of their private space.

Julissa Brackett said...

People like this would lean a little and balance on their fingers to keep you out of their private space.

Corrina Lacroix said...

Dutch grab - It’s a gesture that originated from Netherlands, because one can actually hear there, that he is “Geeft ‘n hand als bosje wortelijes”, which means more or less “the person, whose hand during a handshake

Laci Burnside said...

This moderately convincing handshake is characteristic for businessmen and expresses willingness of taking control over the conversation.

Yoshiko said...

This moderately convincing handshake is characteristic for businessmen and expresses willingness of taking control over the conversation.

Meta said...

Used mainly by aggressive types and its purpose is to keep the other person on distance and far way. People like this would lean a little and balance on their fingers to keep you out of their private space.

Teenadge said...

This moderately convincing handshake is characteristic for businessmen and expresses willingness of taking control over the conversation. Rapid, strong clamp followed by few short and jerky shakes could also indicate a shy person who is afraid of being dominated.

Zenobia Judge said...

Dutch grab - It’s a gesture that originated from Netherlands, because one can actually hear there, that he is “Geeft ‘n hand als bosje wortelijes”, which means more or less “the person, whose hand during a handshake

Shalonda said...

Rapid, strong clamp followed by few short and jerky shakes could also indicate a shy person who is afraid of being dominated.

Jackeline Adame said...

Dutch grab - It’s a gesture that originated from Netherlands, because one can actually hear there, that he is “Geeft ‘n hand als bosje wortelijes”, which means more or less “the person, whose hand during a handshake

Tenisha Dallas said...

Stiff arm - Used mainly by aggressive types and its purpose is to keep the other person on distance and far way. People like this would lean a little and balance on their fingers to keep you out of their private space.

Zonain said...

The touch of a flaccid and limp hand brings to mind a person with weak character. Receiver of “dead fish” handshake can think that you don’t care about your relations with him.

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Rapid, strong clamp followed by few short and jerky shakes could also indicate a shy person who is afraid of being dominated.

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Sidney Outlaw said...

Great advice! Handshakes can definitely say a lot about whether or not the coming interaction will be successful or not.

Linsey Pendergrass said...

Dutch grab - It’s a gesture that originated from Netherlands, because one can actually hear there, that he is “Geeft ‘n hand als bosje wortelijes”, which means more or less “the person, whose hand during a handshake

Amie Ludwig said...

When a initiator grabs your hand and shakes in a movement that resembles pump. It usually originates from rural areas.

Lisette Noe said...

Great advice! Handshakes can definitely say a lot about whether or not the coming interaction will be successful or not.

Nilda Laughlin said...

It usually originates from rural areas.

Mireya Lombardi said...

I learned some of this awhile back, but was also taught something about putting your forefinger on the other person's wrist. Nice post, followed

Carlene Cardona said...

Stiff arm - Used mainly by aggressive types and its purpose is to keep the other person on distance and far way. People like this would lean a little and balance on their fingers to keep you out of their private space.

Georgette Worthington said...

Finger grabber - It happens when a person “misses” and grabs just the fingers of the receiver and sometimes is a result of uncomfortable position towards each other during greeting. Often appears when man shakes woman’s hand and he’s trying not to hurt her.

Evie Oglesby said...

Great advice! Handshakes can definitely say a lot about whether or not the coming interaction will be successful or not.

Geri said...

The touch of a flaccid and limp hand brings to mind a person with weak character. Receiver of “dead fish” handshake can think that you don’t care about your relations with him.

Annmarie said...

The touch of a flaccid and limp hand brings to mind a person with weak character. Receiver of “dead fish” handshake can think that you don’t care about your relations with him.

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The touch of a flaccid and limp hand brings to mind a person with weak character. Receiver of “dead fish” handshake can think that you don’t care about your relations with him.

Jacinta said...

Used mainly by aggressive types and its purpose is to keep the other person on distance and far way. People like this would lean a little and balance on their fingers to keep you out of their private space.

Marianna Urban said...

I learned some of this awhile back, but was also taught something about putting your forefinger on the other person's wrist. Nice post, followed

Johnny Snead said...

Stiff arm - Used mainly by aggressive types and its purpose is to keep the other person on distance and far way. People like this would lean a little and balance on their fingers to keep you out of their private space.

Queenie Bock said...

Dutch grab - It’s a gesture that originated from Netherlands, because one can actually hear there, that he is “Geeft ‘n hand als bosje wortelijes”, which means more or less “the person, whose hand during a handshake

Dallas Noriega said...



I think these are all the types of handshakes there are, aren't they? xD

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It happens when a person “misses” and grabs just the fingers of the receiver and sometimes is a result of uncomfortable position towards each other during greeting. Often appears when man shakes woman’s hand and he’s trying not to hurt her.

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This moderately convincing handshake is characteristic for businessmen and expresses willingness of taking control over the conversation. Rapid, strong clamp followed by few short and jerky shakes could also indicate a shy person who is afraid of being dominated.

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This moderately convincing handshake is characteristic for businessmen and expresses willingness of taking control over the conversation. Rapid, strong clamp followed by few short and jerky shakes could also indicate a shy person who is afraid of being dominated.

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Dutch grab - It’s a gesture that originated from Netherlands, because one can actually hear there, that he is “Geeft ‘n hand als bosje wortelijes”, which means more or less “the person, whose hand during a handshake

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The only person “bone crusher” is making good impression on, is a crusher himself. It’s characteristic for “tough guys” who don’t miss any opportunity to intimidate their opponent and squash their palm.

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