Rubbing Palms Together

09122011665Rubbing the palms together often communicates positive expectations – you may see a gambler doing this with dice in the hope of winning. You may also notice that a salesperson could do this in expectation of making a sale. This is also common with someone with cold hands! Anxiety is more often identified with more of a “wringing” of the hands, rolling / clasping them rather than just rubbing the palms together.

In saying this, each person is different, and not one interpretation is universal.


About Stu Dunn

I have three major professional areas in my life: Team Dunn Real Estate (Harcourts Real Estate with my beautiful wife Bridget), SDL (Behavioural Science Consulting) and Qian Li Dao Academy NZ (Wing Chun Kung Fu). Stu & Bridget Dunn Real Estate: Providing awesome service and results through our approachable, professional and effective real estate services. SDL: SDL helps our clients to understand non-verbal communication and to avoid deception. We do this by providing online courses, training and specialist advice in areas of behaviour, emotional analysis and detecting deception. Both my wife Bridget and I are also FACS certified. I have also written an International Best Seller, True Lies; A Guide To Reading Faces, Interpreting Body Language & Detecting Deception In The Real World., & Qian Li Dao Academy NZ (Wing Chun Kung Fu): The Wing Chun System, known for its incredible speed, powerful straight punches & Chi Sao (contact reflex training), relies on angling & body mechanics rather than brute force.
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One Response to Rubbing Palms Together

  1. Hi Stu
    Here in Portugal, “rubbing palms together” also communicates positive expectations. I’ve seen this gestures in most Portugal’s shows, specially one’s where the winning price is huge. But, the “sender” is 75% the host of the show and 25% the competitor.

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