A handshake, a hug, a kiss

»a kiss, a hug, a handshake«
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Relief inscribed stele with the Samain honorary decree. The relief depicts Hera and Athena, patron-deities of Samos and Athens respectively, clasping hands. According to the inscription, the demos of the Athenians honors the Samians, because they remained loyal to them, after the defeat of the Athenian fleet at Aigos Potamoi by the Spartians, although their other allies had revolted. The text is a copy of the original decree issued in 405 BC, inscribed in 403/2 BC.
Acropolis Museum in Athens, © 2007 Marsyas
If I were going to kiss you, what kiss would it be for you?
Kiss | Φιλί
Peck or »good night Kiss«
2 Vote
sharp Kiss
2 Vote
air Kiss
5 Vote
deep Kiss
1 Vote
Kiss of Pain
0 Vote
Hand Kiss
1 Vote
Nose Kiss
1 Vote
Butterfly Kiss
-1 Vote
1. Peck or »good night kiss«: with closed lips on the cheeks or also lips of the opposite person.
2. sharp kiss: with points, which touch the lips of the kissing partner only slightly or not at all.
3. air Kiss: first kissed in the palm of the hand. Then the palm is held upwards and the “kiss” is blown in the direction of the person to be kissed.
4. deep Kiss | French kiss: a French kiss is a kiss where the tongue of the partner is touched with his own tongue.
5. Kiss of Pain: a light bite in the lips, neck, nose or on the neck with or without intense pain stimuli.
6. Hand Kiss: a perfect or deliberately unfinished kiss on the back of a hand from the addressee. With or without eye contact.
7. Nose Kiss: during this kiss the tips of the noses touch and rub against each other.
8. Butterfly Kiss: the butterfly kiss is a blink of an eye that reaches that of the other person, comparable to the touch of a butterfly’s wings.
NOTE: Kissing stimulates the production of hormones responsible for a good mood: oxytocin, which releases the feeling of love and strengthens the bond with the partner, endorphins – hormones responsible for the feeling of happiness, and dopamine, which stimulates the pleasure center in the brain. Regular kissing protects against depression. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiss)
How should we hug?
Hug | Αγκαλιά
1 Vote
Slow dancing hug
0 Vote
Hug from behind
1 Vote
Heart-to-heart hug
1 Vote
Bridge hug
1 Vote
Male hug
-2 Vote
One-handed hug
2 Vote
Bear hug
1 Vote
1. Self-hug: wrap your arms around yourself and squeeze tight.
2. Slow dancing hug: one person wraps their arms around someone’s neck, and this person retributes by placing their hands on the other person’s waist.
3. Hug from behind: a person wraps their arms around someone from behind.
4. Heart-to-heart hug: people hug each other like they’re trying to touch their hearts with their whole bodies.
5. Bridge hug: In this embrace, the shoulders unite while the lower part of the body is totally apart.
6. Male embrace: frequent quick hug between two men, without eye contact and followed by small pats on the back.
7. One-handed hug: a very quick side hug. One person involves the other with only one arm.
8. Bear hug: Both people intertwine as tightly as possible, suffocating, drawing their last breath of air.
NOTE: January 21 is National Hugging Day in the USA. This holiday has become popular in other countries where it is called Hugging Day or Hug Day.(www.nationalhuggingday.com)
What type of handshake you prefer?
Handshake | Χειραψία
Normal handshake
2 Vote
Distance handshake
0 Vote
Intimate handshake
0 Vote
1 Vote
Pliers handshake
0 Vote
Robot handshake
1 Vote
Frontal handshake
-3 Vote
Edge of the hand
1 Vote
1. Normal handshake: short, firm, with a friendly look in the eyes.
2. Distance handshake: the hand is stretched far from the body, so that the largest possible space remains between the two.
3. Intimate handshake: the hand is hardly pushed away from the body, so that both extremely move on the skin.
4. Ghetto-fist: two clenched fists meet.
5. Pliers handshake: not only is the hand pressed – your hand is literally caught in the pliers – and the hand is not released.
6. Robot handshake: you are not yet within reach, your hand is already raised – or your opponent is walking towards you with an outstretched hand.
7. Frontal handshake: the handshake energetically firm, almost dominant, the eyes wide open, the look like that of two bulls.
8. Edge of the hand: it often occurs among men as a comparison of forces. The hands are squeezed each other and more and more tightly – until one wears off.
NOTE: The perfect handshake – as a formula (Geoffrey Beattie, Universität von Manchester: https://karrierebibel.de/goldener-handschlag-handedruck-hand-geben/)
PH = √ (e2 + ve2)(d2) + (cg + dr)2 + π{(4<s>2)(4<p>2)}2 + (vi + t + te)2 + {(4<c>2 )(4<du>2)}2
(e) is eye contact (1=none; 5=direct) 5; (ve) is verbal greeting (1=totally inappropriate; 5=totally appropriate) 5; (d) is Duchenne smile – smiling in eyes and mouth, plus symmetry on both sides of face, and slower offset (1=totally non-Duchenne smile (false smile); 5=totally Duchenne) 5; (cg) completeness of grip (1=very incomplete; 5=full) 5; (dr) is dryness of hand (1=damp; 5=dry) 4; (s) is strength (1= weak; 5=strong) 3; (p) is position of hand (1=back towards own body; 5=other person’s bodily zone) 3; (vi) is vigour (1=too low/too high; 5=mid) 3; (t) is temperature of hands (1=too cold/too hot; 5=mid) 3; (te) is texture of hands (5=mid; 1=too rough/too smooth) 3; (c) is control (1=low; 5=high) 3; (du) is duration (1= brief; 5=long) 3.
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