Do you have a good grasp of handshake lore?

2013-05-16T00:00:00Z Do you have a good grasp of handshake lore?
May 16, 2013 12:00 am

Traditionally, all people shake with their right hand; thus, left-handed people are forced to shake with their right hand. 

Have you not found it questionable that an individual who claims he or she can easily determine or calculate another person’s character and intent — trustworthiness, mistrust, sincerity, insincerity — based solely on an initial handshake, usually, has not taken into consideration whether the person is right-handed or left-handed?

Individuals who profess this expertise in character and intent assessment — through differentiating types of handshakes, referencing eye-to-eye contact, weakness or firmness of the handgrip, sweaty or dry palms, facial expressions, etc., are probably just good guessers, or liars.

Definitely, they would be guessing if they were to try to exact the origin and the reason or motivation for the traditional right-to-right handshake.

- Sam Hunter Jr., East Chicago

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