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What a Handshake Reveals

Learn what a handshake can reveal from psychotherapist and palm reading expert Ellen Goldberg, M.A. in this Howcast video.


Hello. This is Ellen Goldberg, and welcome to the language of the hand. In this segment, we're going to talk about what a handshake reveals.

You know most of us have been reading palms in a very unofficial way without knowing it almost all our lives. Because don't we all have different reactions to people when we shake their hands? They're showing us something about their energy. There are those people who when they shake your hand, you feel like it's been in a vice. They grip it so strong and hard, and you feel like this is just too much. There are other people whose hand feels warm, firm, present, and they really meet your hand completely, and you know that right away there's a good energy. You feel the vibrancy. You feel them meeting you equally. Then there are people who only give you just the tip of their hand. Do you ever do that? You go to shake a hand, and all you get are the very bits of their fingers. They don't really want to be in contact with you. That's showing that they're only there marginally.

When we shake hands, and you can do this a little bit more intentionally, you can give the hand an ever so slight squeeze. You know just a little bit, just a little bit, and you'll see if there's bounce in that hand. If that hand bounces back, we call it elastic, and that means they have intelligent energy, energy that is ready for use, and that they are vibrant and alive. If the hand is soft when you squeeze it, you know they're more emotional and very feeling-full in their approach and that their energy is not as strong, but much of it is based on their emotional state.

Have you ever shook a hand, and it feels like you put your hands on a jellyfish, and it practically collapses as though you feel there's not bones in it. That's a flabby hand, and you'll find them once in a while. Those people have no energy, and they are not going to do anything to build that energy. Soft hands can build energy. Elastic hands don't need to build energy. They have all the energy they need. But flabby hands couldn't care less. They're too lazy and low energy to even want to do anything about it. And those people, remember the ones, who grip your hand like it's in a vice. That's called a hard hand, and that's a little bit too much energy.

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