Body Language: The Hands

body-language-warning1 Reading body language is like listening to someone. Listed here are the *possible* meanings of various body language signs. There’s no “dictionary” giving you 100% certainty of what someone feels. Keep reading to discover more.

The Hands

– Hiding their hands:

–> could indicate they’re not inclined to communicate

–> could be secretive, possibly lying

– Touching your face while kissing:

–> may show genuine romantic interest, slow seduction

– Open hand wave:

–> may feel inviting, welcoming

– Thumbs:

–> could indicate superiority

When someone has their hands are in the pockets, leaving the thumbs out, it could show confidence, they probably feel superior.



The Handshake

The position of the hands while shaking hands can be revealing of how a person is feeling towards you. Your handshake can also help you make a good impression on others.

– Alpha male handshake:

palm facing down (usually at a 45 degree angle)

–> may indicate a desire to dominate

– Bone-crunching:

–> could be enthusiasm or domination

– Limp:

–> could indicate they don’t like being touched or are submissive

– Double handshake:


It is a sort of mini embrace.

–> could indicate friendliness

–> could be an invitation to trust or intimacy

Subtly use the double handshake if you are trying to make a good honest connection. When shaking their hand , briefly brush the back of their hand to effectively create a double handshake for a split second.

At an unconscious level, this could create a much stronger bond between you and research suggests that it could make the person trust you and like you more.

Want To Know For Sure?

Follow the Golden Rule of Reading Body Language: Look for at least
another 2 or 3 signals with the same possible meaning – in
different areas of their body or communication.

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