The perfect handshake?


A good handshake, it seems, could be all it takes to ‘seal the deal’ with a future employer.

British Scientists from Manchester University have stopped navel gazing long enough to unveil a mathematical formula for the ‘perfect handshake’.

PH = ? (e2 + ve2)(d2) + (cg + dr)2 + ?{(4<s>2)(4<p>2)}2 + (vi + t + te)2 + {(4<c>2 )(4<du>2)}2.

For those that can’t talk ‘geek’  the formula translates to basically saying that sweaty palms, limp wrists, gripping too hard and lack of eye contact were contributors to a bad handshake.

Geoffrey Beattie, the university’s head of psychological sciences, took twelve key measures into account that would convey trust and respect.

He said

The human handshake is one of the most crucial elements of impression formation and is used as a source of information for making a judgment about another person. The traditional form of greeting needs to be executed with the right hand and a complete grip, firm squeeze, cool dry palm, three shakes with medium vigour and no longer than three seconds, all accompanied by an appropriate verbal statement.

 No word on what that ‘appropriate verbal statement’ might be though.

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