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Mistiming a Handshake

We know handshakes are supposed to be strong, firm and with just the right amount of pressure. But the Dolcoses say that even a "good handshake" can go badly if you retract your hand too early from the other person's grip. Doing so conveys rejection. They point out that people may not actually realize they do this, so take note next time you shake hands with someone. It should last between one and two seconds, and you should ideally aim to release pressure at the same time as the other person does.