It seems that in the professional world I’ve been shaking hands a lot lately. In doing so, I’ve realized something – and it’s irksome.
I appreciate a good handshake. And most of the people I’ve interacted with over the past week are so lame at it, it makes me sad.
So much so that I’ve been going around to people I know and saying, “Shake my hand!” and they all look at me like I’m dumb and crazy (… which isn’t so far off…). But my point is that you can tell SO MUCH from a handshake. And if I’m not impressed by yours, chances are I won’t be impressed by you.
Is this a thing? Am I being too mean? Have studies been done to show that I am right?