Handshakes and Personality

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Abstract Handshakes were rated on nine different aspects by examiners and then participants were given a personality test based on the Big Five Factor Model. The handshakes were then compared to the results from the personality tests and scored based on the most dominant features of personality. Those with firm handshakes and good eye contact were found to be more extroverted and more agreeable, were as those with weaker handshakes and less eye contact were more introverted and less open to new experience. The complete results are far more complex and more informative about many types of handshakes and the personalities that belong to the people giving them. The results show a considerable correlation between the handshake someone gives,…show more content…
This study proved that in their demographic, a firm handshake and good eye contact lead to a greater chance of being hired, based on how the interviewers felt the participants performed (Stewart, Dustin, Darnold & Barrick, 2008). The research supports that college students can make a good impression based on a handshake but leaves one to wonder if this research would apply to adults of older age. It does still posit that having a classically desired handshake still assists in strengthening business relationships. In the study The interaction between leader–member exchange and perceived job security in predicting employee altruism and work performance, It was found that The findings indicated that leader member exchange as a job resource becomes more impactful to altruistic performance when employees feel less secure at work (Raymond, Hang-Yue, Lingqing & Victor, 2011). This is a good indicator of how much value is placed human interactions. A good impression can create trust and we you are trusted; people will do anything to help. Research from the journal article Evaluating faces on trustworthiness after minimal time exposure findings suggest that people automatically make valence/trustworthiness judgments from facial appearance just from a short glace (Todorov, Pakrashi & Oosterhof, 2009). This clearly shows how fast people judge one another, supporting that the handshake may make or break a first impression; the handshake could be the
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