Limp, or Stiff? What Your Handshake Says About You

Amy S. Choi / BusinessWeek


Nobody likes a limp handshake, but you probably don’t realize just how much you communicate through your hands, says Jacqueline Whitmore, author of Business Class: Etiquette Essentials for Success at Work. Here’s one handshake to use, one to be careful of, and three to avoid.


The Fail-Safe

The Rubber Glove

The Queen’s Handshake

The Dead Fish

The Terminator


Be Friendly

Show Respect

Be Direct

Use the navigation at the bottom to click through the different types of handshakes and handshake tips.

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