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Hammertime
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How important is a handshake?


I had a conversation with a buddy about this the other day and we seemed to agree that limp wristed, weak handshakes were for girly men. They just stand out and announce that the dead fish hand guy is a puss. A firm and strong handshake is something I notice and it means that they are a man to me.

I have one buddy who just puts his hand in your hand. No squeeze at all, just places it there. I always squeeze the frick out of his hand. Shook hands with a little kid(maybe 18) on campus yesterday and felt his hand crunch when I did.


Do yall notice a handshake, and does it affect your initial judgement of that person?







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MaesterMullen
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Member since Jul 2012
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re: How important is a handshake?


I make it point to always give a firm squeeze when I shake a hand. Sometimes I probably do it too hard, but that is better than giving them the carrott fingers





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Hugo Stiglitz
USA Fan
Bitch, I'm From Louisiana
Member since Oct 2010
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re: How important is a handshake?


quote:

Do yall notice a handshake,

yes
quote:

does it affect your initial judgement of that person?

I try not to let it but sometimes it does.

ETA: I notice the eye contact more



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Womski
Army Fan
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Member since Aug 2011
1435 posts

re: How important is a handshake?


quote:

Do yall notice a handshake, and does it affect your initial judgement of that person?


of course, of course






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imjustafatkid
UAB Fan
Alabama
Member since Dec 2011
3625 posts

re: How important is a handshake?


quote:

Do yall notice a handshake, and does it affect your initial judgement of that person?


Yes & yes. A weak handshake makes me instantly suspicious.






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TigerTerd
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2010
1244 posts

re: How important is a handshake?


1st impressions can last a lifetime





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AbitaFan08
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Boston, MA
Member since Apr 2008
3642 posts

re: How important is a handshake?


I wouldn't say it affects an initial impression unless it is blatantly a weak handshake.

The worst is when you go to shake someone's hand and one of you kind of misses, and either you or he ends up shaking half of the other's hand.






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Fusaichi Pegasus
Lamar Fan
Meh He Co
Member since Oct 2010
8930 posts

re: How important is a handshake?


quote:

Hammertime

For guys like you, I like to take my middle finger and tickle the inside of their palm

The look on their face is priceless.






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USAF Hart
Georgia Fan
Robins AFB, GA
Member since Jun 2011
7402 posts

re: How important is a handshake?


my problem with handshakes is I never know which one to expect..


I go up to a dude and go to shake his hand and he comes at me with a fancy hand shake, and then I look like an idiot when I am trying a normal handshake. So the next guy I approach with a fancy handshake and am met with an awkward look and a normal handshake. There needs to be some sort of code as to which handshake is appropriate.






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Hammertime
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apples
Member since Jan 2012
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re: How important is a handshake?


For some subconscious reason, when I get a weak handshake, I squeeze the hell out of the guy's hands. Maybe it is my mind teaching them a lesson.

It just signifies a girly man to me, and I want nothing to do with that
quote:

fancy hand shake
are you talking about what the black people do?



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pooponsaban
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Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2008
13103 posts

re: How important is a handshake?


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The worst is when you go to shake someone's hand and one of you kind of misses, and either you or he ends up shaking half of the other's hand.


A firm handshake is one of the first things they used to impart at Catholic High. It's important.

Awkward handshakes are the worst. They stick with me.






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Peazey
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2012
6553 posts

re: How important is a handshake?


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A firm and strong handshake is something I notice and it means that they are a man to me.


This is a fact. There is no arguing it.

quote:

I have one buddy who just puts his hand in your hand. No squeeze at all, just places it there.


This is a sign that you shouldn't be friends with this "man."

I agree that an overly strong handshake isn't as bad as a weak handshake, but it is still bad. I get the impression that a man is overcompensating for something or a hardass if he tries to break my hand.






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jimbeam
USA Fan
University of LSU
Member since Oct 2011
29982 posts

re: How important is a handshake?


i usually give a very firm handshake. grew up with them. but if some girl shakes my hand and barely squeezes i won't her fingers.





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MrCoachKlein
Ole Miss Fan
Ono & Oxford
Member since Sep 2010
7351 posts

re: How important is a handshake?


Yes.

I was raised to always give solid, firm handshake and make eye contact when introducing myself. Too firm is just as bad as shaking it like a mangina, gives me the impression that said person is probably a douche that's trying too hard.






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LsuTool
Columbia Fan
Suck that tiger Tool, B
Member since Oct 2009
22614 posts

re: How important is a handshake?


Anyone who gives me a dead fish handshake gets automatically filed away as a possible child molester in the back of my mind.

Is that too judgemental?






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USAF Hart
Georgia Fan
Robins AFB, GA
Member since Jun 2011
7402 posts

re: How important is a handshake?


quote:

are you talking about what the black people do?


No, because my BIL is one of the biggest rednecks i've ever met, and he does the fancy handshakes too..






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BomagATM
New Orleans Saints Fan
Orange Beach, AL
Member since Aug 2011
379 posts

re: How important is a handshake?


I can't stand a guy who doesn't know how to shake hands. Did they grow up without a strong male roll model? As soon as I get the weak grip I assume the guy is a pushover and treat him accordingly.





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NaturalBeam
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2007
13067 posts

re: How important is a handshake?


Medium squeeze. Too weak is weird. Too strong and it looks like you're overcompensating for something.





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imjustafatkid
UAB Fan
Alabama
Member since Dec 2011
3625 posts

re: How important is a handshake?


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I get the impression that a man is overcompensating for something or a hardass if he tries to break my hand.


Agreed. To me this is just as bad as a weak handshake. Both types tell me this is the type of person I don't want to deal with.






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pooponsaban
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2008
13103 posts

re: How important is a handshake?


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I get the impression that a man is overcompensating for something or a hardass if he tries to break my hand.


Or sell you a car or investment opportunity.






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