On 11-Mar-2017 In Entertainment
Handshakes are a common way to greet people.Body language experts have come out with different views on how US President Donald Trump shakes hands with people and what such handshakes suggest about the business tycoon-turned-politician.Know what an expert has to say.
A handshake is a common practice to greet people and make deals. Donald Trump is no stranger to deal making.
Since becoming US President, Donald Trump has increased handshaking as he meets US politicians and world leaders.
Some experts say his handshakes are different from others. He sometimes tends to jerk or pull the person towards him while he is shaking hands.
Whether they are political opponents, nominees of his administration, or visiting dignitaries, they seem to get the same handshake.
He also tends to pat the person's hand.
It doesn't always work to his advantage, as one can see Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who kept his arm close preventing Trump from pulling him closer.
A body language expert who observed Trump's handshakes offered his opinion about what it says about the US President.
Darrin Stanton told The Independent, "It is all about the assertion of power and control. Trump is saying - this is my space, my time, you are the guest, my house rules will apply.”
He says it is called a 'bone-crusher handshake' where he completely engulfs the person's hand with his hand.
By pulling them in, Stanton says it is his way of deciding whether they will be compliant.So, look at Trump next time you see him on television and decide whether the situation warrants such an intrusive handshake.