PER­FECT HAND JOBS Turns out be­ing good with your hands could earn you more re­spect…

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Bey­oncé favours the ‘pabebe wave’, Trump’s a fan of the ‘steeple’, while Obama has a thing for palms up. Nope, not ’80s dance moves (or even ‘sig­na­ture’ sex po­si­tions), but hand ges­tures. They’re the one thing all note­wor­thy peo­ple have in com­mon, with count­less stud­ies prov­ing they’re para­mount to suc­cess. The lat­est, from the Max Planck In­sti­tute For Psy­cholin­guis­tics, found they’re also a handy way to get an­swers more quickly, serv­ing as a cue that the speaker is about to stop talk­ing, there­fore speed­ing up re­sponses. We say go for what feels nat­u­ral (Trump’s the ‘steeple’, for which his fin­ger­tips form a tri­an­gle, sig­nals con­fi­dence – some­thing he, un­for­tu­nately, still has in spades). One to avoid: the mid-fin­ger salute tends not to go down too well.

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