with the age-old custom of shaking hands – British scientists yesterday unveiled
a step-by-step guide to the perfect handshake.
found that the biggest problems were sweaty palms, limp wrists, gripping too
hard and lack of eye contact.
came up with a mathematical formula which took into account 12 key measures
needed to convey trust and respect to the recipient.
elements of impression formation and is used as a source of information for
making a judgment about another person.”
not been a guide showing people how they should shake hands,” which has been a
traditional greeting and a key part of business deals for thousands of
are: use the right hand, a complete grip and a firm squeeze (but not too
strong), a cool and dry palm, approximately three shakes, with a medium level of
vigour, held for no longer than two to three seconds.
throughout and a good natural smile with an appropriate verbal statement,
according to the scientist.