I'm extremely awkward when I first meet new people. I never know what to do or say. Sometimes I attempt to crack jokes, which are usually lame as hell. Sometimes I get really quiet and have a ridiculously fake smile/laugh. Sometimes I accidentally say a cuss word or five. Rarely I'm completely cool and normal.
Since I usually make an ass of myself when I meet new people, I always make sure I have a damn good handshake.
I don't like to be all judgy and stuff, but if you're a wussy when you shake my hand, I will notice. And I will always remember it.
I really don't know why I'm so passionate about having a firm handshake. Maybe it's because I'm a 5'1 blonde chick who looks 16. I don't want people to think I'm a twit or something. Like, "though she be but little, she is fierce." B O O M.
I believe in handshakes, especially when meeting someone new or seeing an old acquaintance. Don't hug me or kiss my hand unless you're a gay male.