What about everyone else?
What Does a Weak Handshake Mean to You?
I was on the otc desk at the time as an assitant trader.
As each Celeb walked by, I stuck out my hand.
Arnold: more of a low-five, side slap.
Stallone: Dead fish and seemed to be taken aback by the scene on the trading desk -
Demi - no shake.
Willis. firm handshake -left hand on shoulder. Sincere .
Willis was the cooest out of the bunch. He stayed for a bit and asked us what it was like to trade. Seems he was a regular guy at heart and missed comraderie...
- Met Barry Pepper a few years later. Dead fish.
Whatever it measn - I don't know
The funniest handshake moment was with Gerry Cooney. We shook hands and posed for a photo. I then suggested as a goof that we strike the boxer pose for the photo, at which time someone in our group yelled that Cooney should lay down on the floor to be a realistic pose. Even Cooney laughed hard.
I like a good firm handshake with the free hand on the other arm.
If I know someone well. I like the shoulder bump/semi-hug pat on the back.
If someone gives me a weak handshake, I put my free hand on our hands, I suppose to encourage some trust and easieness.
Similar to what others think, a weak handshake to me means either they are insincere and/or they have low self-esteem/confidence. Or they're literally a homo. I think that's how they do it... being effeminate and shaking hands like a lady.
On the other side of it, I have a fishing buddy that just about crushes my hand before and after each fishing outing. A bit overdone. It's almost as bad as getting a limp shake imo.