Who do you handshake?

Singapore
March 12, 2009 10:34am CST
Do you give a firm handshake or one that is barely there. Well, to me, i prefer a firm handshake. It also shows one's sincerity. Even business etiquette classes teach people to give firm handshakes. But today, i met with a guy, Yes a guy, who gave me a barely there handshake. It was one of those dainty, 3 fingers and slightly uplifted palm handshake. I was quite shocked that a guy would produce such handshakes. i felt rather insulted. It's as if i'm dirty and he has no wish to have further contact. I do understand that some girls give dainty handshakes. but honestly, i find that irregardless of gender, it's polite to give a full firm handshake. What say you?
3 responses
@lisa0502 (1726)
• Canada
12 Mar 09
I would have to agree with you on this one. As a woman I was always taught to give a firm handshake. It shows that you are attentive and want to meet the person. A guy giving a dainty handshake is just unbelieveable. I would not quite know what to do if this had happened to me.
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• Singapore
12 Mar 09
yea. a guy! was unbelievable to me too.
@trv231 (152)
• India
12 Mar 09
will you please elobrate what is the culture of handshake. for many people give without knowing the importance of that. similarly waring tie or coat
• Singapore
12 Mar 09
culture? say in the business world. when you first meet someone, you give a handshake. a full firm handshake. please correct me if i'm wrong, but do you not give the other party a handshake when you first meet him / her?
• United States
12 Mar 09
I live in Mexico and notice that people here are friendlier greeters. Here everyone you meet gives a firm hand shake , Hugs and often a kiss on the cheek . I'm a woman and give a soft hand shake , but love the hugs and kisses on the cheeks , specially if its a good lookin man ! Ha!
@trv231 (152)
• India
13 Mar 09
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@arcidy (5017)
• United States
12 Mar 09
I rarely handshake anyone. I only handshake people that handshake me first which isnt to often. Like someone I havnt seen for awhile like from my family they usally will handshake if I havnt seen them for a long time.