7 Types of Handshakes and What they Mean:
Sweaty palms indicate nervousness, as the sympathetic nervous system gets activated and produces more sweat when a person experiences discomfort or is nervous.
Just like a dead fish, this handshake is something that signifies the indifference and is a numb shake of the hand, making it seem as though the person has no bones. This type of a handshake indicates a reserved or a passive personality.
This type of handshake where the person crushes the hand of the other until the receiver cringes is often referred to as the bone crusher. Although not a conscious move to test the strength, this type of a handshake is seen as being intimidating.
This is a handshake where the hands do not meet and it is rather just the fingers that greet. This sort of handshake is usually seen between people of a higher order (like the queen) when they are to encounter a handshake with their subordinates, while few women also tend to maintain this handshake when with men and it signifies the need for personal space.
The Hand Hug:
Usually seen among Politicians, this type of handshake is said to convey the meaning of warmness, friendly, honest and trustworthy. In this type of handshake the traditional grip is by placing the left hand covering the person’s right hand.
When a person displays his / her palm downwards during a handshake it is said to indicate a sense of domination or superiority. Occasionally, you have often noticed people while shaking hands that their hand is on the higher position with their palm pointing towards the ground.
These are a few different types of handshake and their implications, which we came across. Handshake is an important gesture, which usually lasts for around 3 to 6 seconds and can make a long standing impact on the opinions formed thereby. A proper handshake would involve an equal balance from both the sides and you would have to exert an equal amount of pressure that you are getting from the other person.