Body Languages -> An Analysis of Handshake Styles

The Lower Arm Grasp - checking for concealed weapons - the original Roman method of greeting.

The Power Is in Your Hands

Your palm doesn't have to face directly down, but is the upper hand and communicates that you want to take control of the encounter .

Taking control

The submissive handshake

The gesture clusters they use following their handshake will give further clues for your assessment of them - a submissive person will use more submissive gestures and a dominant person will use more assertive gestures.

Pointing finger - ’Do it or else!‚