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.Advertisement

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.

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