Submissive dogs reveal their throats.
Humans show their palms.
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The opposite of the dominant handshake is to offer your hand with the palm facing downwards … symbolically giving the other person the upper hand, like a dog exposing its throat to a superior dog.”
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When two dominant people shake hands, a symbolic power struggle takes place as each person attempts to turn the other’s palm into the submissive position. The result is a vice-like handshake with both palms remaining in the vertical position and this creates a feeling of equality and mutual respect because neither is prepared to give in to the other.
This never was really debatable. In fact, here’s Judi James, the same hack who told the New York Post that Trump “won” the handshake, a year ago talking about another Trump handshake:
The handshake at the end was probably what Nigel will see as his moment and the way Trump approached palm-up suggested he was about to get a ritual that suggested ‘equals’ at last.
But Trump is the master manipulator. That hand grabbed Nigel’s and rolled upward to be used to direct him off stage with a few patronising pats to see him on his way.
Such a master manipulator that he wins by submitting?