How to properly shake hands in 14 different countries

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In Brazil and the United States, a firm handshake is expected. This would be off putting in the UK, as the British like to greet each other with a lighter handshake.

Every country has a unique set of customs, and it is important to recognize and respect cultural differences, especially when conducting business around the world.

We created a helpful guide for handshake etiquette across 14 countries, thanks to information from BBC and Mental Floss:

Kathleen Elkins contributed to an older version of this post.

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How to properly shake hands in 14 different countries
How to properly shake hands in 14 different countries
How to properly shake hands in 14 different countries
How to properly shake hands in 14 different countries
How to properly shake hands in 14 different countries
How to properly shake hands in 14 different countries
How to properly shake hands in 14 different countries
How to properly shake hands in 14 different countries
How to properly shake hands in 14 different countries
How to properly shake hands in 14 different countries
How to properly shake hands in 14 different countries
How to properly shake hands in 14 different countries
How to properly shake hands in 14 different countries
How to properly shake hands in 14 different countries
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