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The ABCs of Handshake Etiquette

Hamsa Ramesha | Monster

6. Two-Faced

The Shake: Shaking with the right hand and clasping the other side of their hand with your left hand.

Grade: B

What This Says About You: While there’s certainly nothing wrong with the two-handed approach (if done right), it isn’t always necessary and may be seen as pretentious and overbearing (i.e.: like an untrustworthy politician). When you’re meeting a stranger, the double handshake may seem too familiar, as it’s the kind made by long-time colleagues who actually have a warm relationship.

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