Some dive in with the upper-hander, others prefer the palm-up. In their book The Definitive Book of Body Language, Barbara and Allan Pease offer insight about what you’re communicating with your physical touch: dominance, submission, or perhaps a “miniature hug”?
Today the theweek.com gives an overview of the Pease’s book and a chance to figure out the message you are silently sending others, as well as what others are saying back to you.
Be advised: “Don’t create one handshake and use it on everyone, the way you would a signature. Shake hands like you’d kiss: With your attention on finding a balance with the receiver. Making a new acquaintance feel comfortable is key to a good first impression.”
What does your handshake say?