Handshaking, gender, personality, and first impressions.

  title={Handshaking, gender, personality, and first impressions.},
  author={William F. Chaplin and Jeffrey B. Phillips and Jonathan D. Brown and N R Clanton and Jennifer L Stein},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={79 1},
Although people's handshakes are thought to reflect their personality and influence our first impressions of them, these relations have seldom been formally investigated. One hundred twelve participants had their hand shaken twice by 4 trained coders (2 men and 2 women) and completed 4 personality measures. The participants' handshakes were stable and consistent across time and coders. There were also gender differences on most of the handshaking characteristics. A firm handshake was related… CONTINUE READING
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