Sunday, November 4, 2012

Nothing Like a Good First Impression ("I'm your servant" style)

FRIDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- A new study provides scientific evidence that a handshake helps you make a good first impression.
The handshake is believed to date to ancient times as a way of showing a stranger that you had no weapons, and a firm, friendly handshake has long been recommended in the business world and for job seekers.
University of Illinois researchers used functional MRI scans to monitor brain activity in 18 male and female volunteers who watched and rated videos of people interacting in a business setting. The scans showed a positive "social evaluation" brain response when the volunteers saw the people in the videos shake hands.

In the words of Aragorn... "My friends, you bow to no one."  It's not entirely the message being portrayed by our Appeaser in's the message being perceived.  This is anti-leader behavior, and as the University of Illinois study states, first impressions via handshakes mean something.

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