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14 TAKES ON WHY DONALD TRUMP'S HANDSHAKES ARE SO WEIRD

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By Joseph D. Lyons | Bustle

"So, what's the deal?  Some  seem to think it has to do with Trump's attempts at achieving an alpha macho status with his peers. The New Republic's Alex Shephard wrote that Trump is "absolutely obsessed with power handshakes, which he thinks communicate dominance." They certainly appear to be far more than your typical power handshake. He literally pulls the other person toward him. Karen Bradley, a specialist in studying movement at the University of Maryland, told Mic that they're a sign of his "total lack of cultural intelligence [and] social skills." Another body language expert, Darren Stanton, told The Independent that "its purpose is to convey power and confidence to the other person, as if to say, ‘Hey I’m in charge, don’t mess with me.’" Both are likely true. But there are some other theories out there also."

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Date of Publication: 
2/15/17