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  • Formula for the perfect handshake

    Scientists have created a formula for the perfect handshake in a bid to help Britons overcome their uncertainty about the custom.

    More than two-thirds (70%) of people said they lacked confidence when it came to performing the gesture, according to a survey for Chevrolet.

    Staff at the car firm will be instructed on the ideal technique with a five-step process and given the mathematical formula in a new handshake training guide.

    The handshake has been a traditional greeting, a symbol of peace and a key part of business deals for thousands of years and on average people will shake hands 15,000 times in a lifetime.

    But the poll found nearly one in five (19%) hated the act and were unsure how to do it properly. The biggest problems were sweaty palms, limp wrists, gripping too hard and lack of eye contact.

    Professor Geoffrey Beattie, head of psychological sciences at the University of Manchester, devised the equation taking into account 12 key measures - such as vigour, eye contact, hand temperature, positioning and length - needed to convey respect and trust to the recipient.

    He said: "The human handshake is one of the most crucial elements of impression formation and is used as a source of information for making a judgment about another person.

    "A handshake reveals aspects of the personality of the person giving it - for example, a soft handshake can indicate insecurity, whilst a quick-to-let-go handshake can suggest arrogance - so it is surprising that up until now there has not been a guide showing people how they should shake hands.

    "The rules for men and women are the same: right hand, a complete grip and a firm squeeze (but not too strong) in a mid-point position between yourself and the other person, a cool and dry palm, approximately three shakes, with a medium level of vigour, held for no longer than two to three seconds, with eye contact kept throughout and a good natural smile with a slow offset with, of course, an appropriate accompanying verbal statement, make up the basic constituent parts for the perfect handshake."

    Les Turton, from Chevrolet, added: "It is easy to overlook everyday rituals, but as the handshake is used to complete agreements it is important our staff are well trained so they can pass on trust and reassurance to our customers."

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  • #2
    Re: Formula for the perfect handshake

    now if you could perfect the formula for avoiding the awkwardness of refusing to shake a non-mahrams hand that would be just dandy :up: :)
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    • #3
      Re: Formula for the perfect handshake

      just wave at them instead? :p
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      Does the fish want to dance on the wind,
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      but death for the fish,

      The sea is wide for the fish
      but will engulf the bird.

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      • #4
        Re: Formula for the perfect handshake

        no limp-wristed handshakes brothers, thats gayer than aids
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        • #5
          Re: Formula for the perfect handshake

          Originally posted by Macchiato View Post
          now if you could perfect the formula for avoiding the awkwardness of refusing to shake a non-mahrams hand that would be just dandy :up: :)
          Just put your hand over your chest, if someone extends their hand out to you, but most non-mahrams I have to come in contact with are super nervous around Muslimahs and won't look you in the eye lol....or I like to stress that I am a super germ freak and don't know where people's nasty hands have been! I cringe when I see someone sneeze and then continue on with their activity..it's like no no no, you best go to the bathroom and scrub :/

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          • #6
            Re: Formula for the perfect handshake

            ^ .....!!! ( @ brother basil)

            in a professional scenario face-to-face with them waving wouldn't go down too well :p
            most of the time looking like I'd karate chop anyone if they came too close works, like a moody moo lol
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            • #7
              Re: Formula for the perfect handshake

              Originally posted by NoLa View Post
              Just put your hand over your chest, if someone extends their hand out to you, but most non-mahrams I have to come in contact with are super nervous around Muslimahs and won't look you in the eye lol....or I like to stress that I am a super germ freak and don't know where people's nasty hands have been! I cringe when I see someone sneeze and then continue on with their activity..it's like no no no, you best go to the bathroom and scrub :/
              :jkk: for advice. ok think i've side tracked the thread somewhat, sorry sorry sorry. I'm done.

              with men it does speak volumes though on how they shake hands, a firm grasp and you're confident. too firm a grasp and you'll make people wanna
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              • #8
                Re: Formula for the perfect handshake

                i hate people who dont shake your hands properly and a handshake instantly tells you what kind of person they are. some people just touch you and thats it.
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                • #9
                  Re: Formula for the perfect handshake

                  Handshake tells you nothing about a person. For example, in Alaska with Native Alaskans who still practice traditional life style. They hunt and whale for food. They hunt whales in 20 foot boats in below 0 weather on the Arctic Ocean with hand thrown harpoons with explosive tips...

                  and their way of hand shake is a limp wrist and the weakest grip possible.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Formula for the perfect handshake

                    im talking about muslims for who it is sunnah to shake hands with a firm grip
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