Shaking hands

Shaking hands is a traditional form of greeting in the West. Some folks would have you believe that they can tell a lot about you by your handshake, but anyone who judges others by holding and shaking their hands for less than two seconds is probably overinterpreting their evidence. Nevertheless, this is one of those things that folks may use as a basis for assessing you in a brief interaction. There were previously some rules of etiquette about when and how to shake hands. For example, as a boy in the 1970s, I was taught not to extend my hand Read More …