Body Language: The Hands

Warning! Reading body language is like listening to someone. Listed here are the possible meanings of many different body language signs. To avoid getting it wrong, please start with the short section “How Can You Read What People Think?” at the bottom of this page.

The Hands

– Hiding their hands

–> not inclined to communicate

–> secretive, possibly lying

– Touching your face while kissing

–> genuine romantic interest, slow seduction

– Open hand wave

–> inviting, welcoming

– Thumbs

–> superiority

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


The Handshake

The position of the hands while shaking hands is very revealing of how a person is feeling towards you. Your handshake can also help you seduce men or women and influence others.

- Alpha male handshake:

palm facing down (usually at a 45 degree angle)

–> domination

– Bone-crunching

–> enthusiasm or domination

– Limp

–> doesn’t like being touched or submissive

– Double handshake

It is a sort of mini embrace

–> friendly

–> invitation to trust or intimacy

Subtly use the double handshake if you are trying to influence someone, or to seduce a man or a woman. 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 creates a much stronger bond between you and research shows that it makes the person trust you and like you more.

Want To Know For Sure…?

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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*** How Can You Read What People Think? ***

A single word, by itself, has many possible meanings. In the dictionary, you’ll find several likely meanings for each word.

To know the correct meaning, you simply look at:

– other words in the same sentence and

– the context of the sentence.

Reading body language is as simple. A body language signal by itself can mean many things.

To know which meaning is correct, you need to look at:

– other signals that could have the same meaning (at least 2 or 3) and

– the context of the situation (environment and conversation).

This is the golden rule of reading body language.

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