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The ABCs of Handshake Etiquette

Hamsa Ramesha | Monster

4. The Incredible Hulk Grip

The Shake: Tight grip, often crushing the other person’s fingers. Resulting pain is often accelerated by ostentatious jewelry.

Grade: C

What This Says About You: Overconfident much? Take it down a notch, champ, you’re not Superman. This kind of handshake lets the other person know you like to be in charge — but not in a healthy way. Besides intimidating the other party, you’re coming off as incredibly self-absorbed and overbearing. Ease up on that grip, soften your hold, and please, please take off your jewelry before you put someone’s eye out.

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