Awkward Handshake that seems too aggressive

  1. ptosis profile image73
    ptosisposted 14 months ago

    If look at the video, looks like trying to pull arm out of socket - very aggressive and rude.

    Using a teleprompter, President Trump announced Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee to the Supreme Court. After his speech Trump forcefully yanks at Gorsuch's arm multiple times during their handshake. Gorsuch visibly struggles to maintain his composure.

    Tthe Trump "shake and pull in" as documented five years ago: … ke.html

    Yank and Pull:  This handshake is considered a power play, as it’s when a person decides to grab your arm and pull you in close towards them and inside their territory/personal space.  There are three possible reasons for this: firstly the person may be feeling insecure and needs you to be in their own territory in order to feel comfortable and safe, or secondly they come from a culture/city that requires smaller space needs, or finally, they want to take control and get you off balance.  In any of these cases, they should be considered manipulative because the persons wants things done a certain way.