Good evening everyone-The topic of this post came about on the Sunday before last when I attended church with a good friend. One of the things they always do as do many churches is greet some of the people standing in back and in front of you as well as anyone next to you.
Now this is something I have done on many occasions and actually enjoy it and have no problem doing so. In researching the different kinds of handshakes I didn't know there are supposedly 10 different kinds. I was familar with a few of them but not all. Here is the website explaining in detail all of them.
Here is the list of those ten handshakes. Who knew there was so many. Not I, but then again I don't get out much or shake hands very much. I am more of a hugger myself. This was actually interesting learning the different types and what they mean
1. Sweaty palms 2. Dead fish 3. Brush off 4. Controller 5. Politician 6. Finger vice 7. Bone crusher
8.Lobster claw 9. Hand Wrestler 10. Tea cup
I had heard of 1, 2 and 7 but not any other the others. Now what sparked this thought came from that handshaking at church. I had one fellow who gave me the BONE CRUSHER handshake. I don't think he did it to intimidate me as this website suggests but I do think sometimes men in particular don't realize how strong that is and how much pain it could cause someone especially for a women. If it is a married woman and she has a diamond that handshake could and would dig into her hand.
While that isn't a issue for me with the diamond I do remember years ago someone doing that when I did have one and it did hurt but I don't think that was as painful as the one I got from this fellow in church that Sunday and what made it even more painful is the fact that I have rheumatoid arthritis in my hands especially in my right hand which is my dominant hand and the one I shake hands with. So this past Sunday when I went I was dreading the meet and greet part. Thankfully I didn't get that kind. Thank God.
So remember with the bone crusher HANDSHAKE try to refrain from doing that unless it is two alpha males fighting for the dominant position. More power to you both but God is the dominant one in church and he is definitely the one in control whether we think so or not