When you meet somebody, it’s normal to shake their hand, but many people don’t realize just how much you can learn about someone through this simple exchange.
When a man gives you a firm handshake, it denotes the positive personality traits of someone who is confident and energetic.
However, if he gives you a “dead fish” handshake, meaning one in which his hand feels limp and practically lifeless in yours, you should probably consider moving on. This typically indicates someone who lacks energy and is disinterested in you, so why bother pursuing him?
It can also be a warning sign if a man gives you an overpowering, bone-crushing handshake. This suggests someone who needs to feel dominant and is likely to have a strong desire to control you.
People with softer hands tend to possess more sensitive traits, while people with firm or rough hands tend to be the opposite.
This might have something to do with the fact that sensitive people often work in careers that don’t necessarily require them to dirty or harshen their skin, and it can tell you some key things about a guy’s personality.
Skin types fall into four categories aligned with each of the four elements: air, earth, fire, and water.
Some people have lots of lines going everywhere all over their palms, and it can seem like there's an overwhelming amount of things going on there!
Unsurprisingly, when a man has an excess of palm lines, chances are high that he’s holding onto a lot of stress.
That said, line analysis is the most complicated part of palm reading, and there are many other good things that could be indicated by this as well, such as talent markers.
More research may definitely be required here!
Conversely, if a man's hand have fewer lines, it probably means he isn’t carrying a lot of problems with him, and he's likely to have a more relaxed personality type in general.
Fingernails can actually be a great way to learn about the quality of a man’s health, as his nails tell you how he lives his life.
There are many aspects you can look for in order to to tell what’s going on, and the most important indicator to look for also happens to be the simplest:
Are his fingernails clean or dirty?
People with clean fingernails are more likely to take plenty of care in maintaining their spaces and their bodies, whereas people with dirty fingernails tend to be more on the messy side.
The color of his nails can also be important.
For example, if the base of a man’s fingernails are red, he might have an issue with high blood pressure. If they’re blue, it could mean he has an underlying problem preventing him from getting enough oxygen.
Do his fingers lean into each other, bend to the side a bit, or are they pretty straight? Crooked fingers are a bit less than ideal, as this could indicate that he’s holding onto to some long-term issues.
It’s uncommon for people to have perfectly straight fingers, but the straighter the better when it comes to checking for stress.
One of the most common finger bends is located in the middle finger, which is often seen bending or leaning toward the ring finger. This is a sign of a worry or stress related to decision-making, particularly around money and work.
If his pinky fingers are bent, this can suggest trust issues, so if you see this, watch for signs of problems he may have trusting others, as well as on the look out for him his potentially bending or exaggerating the truth.
It's important to keep in mind, however, that severe curves in someone’s fingers may be a result of an accident or breakage when they were younger, so if in doubt, ask!
However, the meaning still applies, especially if it shows up on both hands.
Are his hands icy cold, warm, or simply neutral?
If they feel icy the first few times you get together, this could be an indication that he feels nervous around you, which can be really sweet. He wants to impress you! However, if his hands are constantly cold, it's likely he has some circulation issues.
If his hands are warm, your guy is probably pretty confident! He probably has good circulation, and feels secure about meeting you. This isn't a bad indication at all! He might feel really great about being with you.
Being able to spot any of these signs in a man’s hands can give you valuable information about who he is really is.
And you won't have to overwhelm him with tons of probing questions in order to learn more about him!
At least, if you’re willing to give his palms a look ...
This article was originally published here: YourTango.com