Man, I hate limp fish handshakes. Do you ever wonder whether the giver knows that they’ve got a weak handshake, or whether they’re just that oblivious? Neither option is desireable. I’m not an overbearing handshaker, but I do prefer the firm grippers.
On the other hand (heh), the Monster Blog is talking about people who are refraining from shaking hands altogether. How do you do this gracefully, without implying that the other person is unclean, disease-ridden, and beneath the human touch? You don’t, so suck it up and bring some wetwipes or antibacterial stuff with you if you’re so concerned. But please, be discreet. Don’t lather up with the antibacterial in front of the other person, right after shaking hands. Geez.
Even better: start wearing gloves. All year round. It’ll add an air of mystique to your presence. Having trouble kickstarting your personal brand? Getcher gloves on! Nothing says unique like gloves worn indoors, or gloves with shortsleeves. You’ll be all the rage! Trust me.