Greeting is the social act of intentionally making oneself known to another and can suggest relationship dynamics and social status depending on the type of greeting used. They oftentimes precede a conversation, but can vary from a quick hand gesture or verbal acknowledgement in passing, such as on a hiking trail, to a more formal series of physical gestures that may include bowing or kissing. Common across every known human culture, the geographical region and social status’ of those greeting each other, along with other factors such as gender, familiarity, and so on will determine the appropriate form and technique of the greeting.
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Handshakes are a common mode of person to person interaction performed when two people grip and shake the hand of the other. Used for greeting, parting, congratulations, or to make an agreement or promise, the handshake is a universal human exchange in many environments—especially in offices and business transactions. Handshakes are often perceived to be indicators of a persons demeanor and abilities. Strong handshakes are considered confident, while weak handshakes are often seen as shy or timid.
Height (Men): 5’9” | 1.75 m average
Height (Women): 5’4” | 1.63 m average
Style: Business Formal
Office | Business People Handshakes elevation (detail), elevation (outline)