As a female of the species, I don't have a ton of occasions where the handshake is practiced. (I more of a hugger anyway.) But when the opportunity arises, I strive to live up to the lesson my mother bestowed upon me so long ago. That is why I get so frustrated when I am met with a half shake or the "dead fish". Let me explain.
The half shake = your opponent grabs hold of your hand prematurely and you only have a grasp on their fingers. This could be a sign of commitment issues on the part of the half-shaker. While the "dead fish" has the appearance of a great handshake, except there is absolutely NO pressure or resistance offered. YUCK - I really despise those!
thanks....I feel better now
meanwhile....a story gets posted on Yahoo:
What Your Handshake Says About Your Health
kinda cool that my need to rant about this topic happened this morning...