# What are the different handshakes?

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##### Asked by: Shane Shin

**The 7 Types Of Handshake And How To Manage Them**

- Power Shake. To avoid the power shake step in with left foot when you see the power shake coming. …
- Board Room Shake. …
- Bone Crusher Shake. …
- Wet Fish Shake. …
- Confident Shake. …
- Empathetic Shake. …
- Patronising Shake.

## What does a 2 handed hand shake mean?

The two handed handshake: Usually seen among Politicians, this type of handshake is said to convey the meaning of **warmness, friendly, honest and trustworthy**. But there’s a catch here: if his/her left hand is staying on your hand, it is a sincere handshake.

## How many different handshakes are possible?

Every person shakes hands with 19 persons, so at first sight there are 20×19=**380** handshakes. But by every handshake two persons are involved. So 380 is the result of double-counting.

## How many handshakes if there are 7 people?

21 handshakes

For 7 people, there are **21 handshakes**.

## What is handshake etiquette?

**Keep between three to four feet (or 1 to 1.25 meters) between you and the person you will be shaking hands with**. Don’t get too close and invade the other person’s personal space. Stand with proper posture. If seated, etiquette requires you stand up to shake hands.

## What a handshake should not be?

A handshake is NOT back and forth or side to side… it’s just slightly up and down. DON’T **shake from the shoulder**. Lahle Wolfe makes another good point about the “shaking” part of a handshake: Just use your forearm and shake from your elbow, not your shoulder. DO wait for the right moment.

## What does a sideways handshake mean?

equality and confidence

Conversely, when someone offers his hand with the palm faced downwards (or twists his hand downward during the handshake) it sends a message of superiority. But people who offer a sideways hand to shake send a message of **equality and confidence**.

## What is wet fish handshake?

The Wet Fish

You know…that **limp, “sloppy dishcloth” type of handshake**. What is says: the person is weak in character, cold in nature, insincere, lack of commitment. It can be due to cultural reasons – in Asian and certain African cultures it demonstrates respect. A firm handshake can be seen as offensive.

## What does the forearm handshake mean?

What does the forearm handshake mean? Some researchers claim that the forearm handshake came into existence out of necessity. They say that in Roman times, **people would grasp the forearm of the other person to check for concealed blades**.

## What is the handshake formula?

**# handshakes = n*(n – 1)/2**. This is because each of the n people can shake hands with n – 1 people (they would not shake their own hand), and the handshake between two people is not counted twice. This formula can be used for any number of people.

## How many handshakes are in a 10 person room?

45 handshakes

Detailed Solution

Total number of handshakes = 10C2 = (10 × 9)/2 = **45 handshakes**. When 10 people are shaking hands, each one will shake hands with 9 others. The total number of handshakes in actual = 90/2 = 45 handshakes.

## How many distinct handshakes can 12 guests make?

Calculation: The total number of handshakes is the same as the number of ways of selecting 2 persons among 12 persons, i.e., _{2}. Hence, If there are 12 persons at a party and each of them shakes hands with each other, then the number of handshakes in the party is **66**.

## How many ways can 20 people shake hands?

You know that the total number of persons is 20 , so every person shakes hands with 19 persons.. It then mean that, there are 20×19=380 handshakes. But by every handshake two persons are involved. Therefore, 380 is the result of double-counting, which gives **190 handshakes**.

## How many ways can you shake hands at a party of 40?

So, the total number of handshakes = 1560/2 = **780 handshakes**.