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Touch is probably the first of our senses to develop. Touch is component of non verbal communication in interpersonal relationships, and is vital in conveying physical intimacy. For e.g. . The baby in the womb cant see, smell, taste or hear. Once born, touch becomes the most important sense and its through it that much of our earliest experience of communicating with others come. Touch is important to grow, touch, flourish, improves a childs mental functioning and physical health It shows tenderness, affection, encouragement Touch acts as conveyor and elicitor of positive and negative feelings

Types of touch
Intimate touch: mother-child; brothers Friendly touch: touching back and shoulders to show warmth Professional touch: Doctors, surgeons Social touch: Handshakes, blessing touch

Types of Touching Types of Touching 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Patting Slapping Punching Pinching Stroking Shaking Kissing Parts of Body Involved Head, Back Face, Hand, Face, Chest Cheek Hair, Face Hands Cheek, Hand

To touch or not to touch

French and Italians love to continually touch as they talk Brits touch only in sports field Intimate bracing by Aussies, Kiwis and Brits only on sports field

Dont touch

Do touch

Germany Japan England USA Canada New Zealand Australia Estonia Portugal Northern Europe Scandinavia

India Turkey France Italy Greece Spain Middle East Parts of Asia Russia


Keep In Mind. While shaking hand with someone we use vertical hands instead of horizontal hands. Looking down during the handshake: this communicates lack of confidence or you dont want to meet them.

Different Types Of Handshake

In- Control Shake: The person will grab your hand by his right hand and place his left over the shake to form a glove. All that the person wants to convey is that he is trustworthy.

Butterfinger Shake: The person will grip your fingers lightly and let it go instantly, leaving your hand hanging in mid air.

Arrogant Shake: is made intentionally to demoralize your sense of security. The person will offer a stiff, flat hand with the palm facing down indicating that he is the boss.

Bone-Crushing Shake: A person who makes a hard, stiff shake pretending to break your fingers.

Lifeless Shake: The person making such a shake creates a weak impression of himself, thereby indicating that he needs to be left alone.

What makes a good handshake..??

Look someone in the eye and have a smile. Say your name. Repeat their name. Act like you are glad to meet them. Put your hand out where they can see it. Eagerly, not a limp noodle. Try to engage as much palm as you can. Grasp firmly, but not tightly. As firm as they are then a click more. Move hand up and down one or two times. Eye contact again with a smile.