For those that don’t know, a handshake is a globally widespread, brief greeting or parting tradition in which two people grasp one of each other’s like hands, in most cases accompanied by a brief up-and-down movement of the grasped hands.
I don’t think I’m a ‘handshake guy’. I’m more into waves. I had a formal meeting yesterday and deep down I knew I should’ve concluded it by initiating a handshake, but I didn’t. My manager had to flamboyantly raise his hand to indicate that we did need to shake in this situation.
Despite that, when I do actually get involved in a shake I think I do a good one. I have a handshake that simultaneously conveys assertiveness and affability. Not too hard, not too soft. Just right.