On Indiabix.com I read that tented fingers convey a sense of power. I think he's establishing at the get-go who's the boss, although looking at the pictures, I'd say he has a formidable woman on his hands. Or maybe that's an illusion created by the abundance of her hat and sleeves. This"lowered steeple" may have been his last assertive moment in the relationship or the beginning of a lifetime of listening.
- The Raised Steeple - The position is normally taken when the steepler is giving his opinions or ideas and is doing the talking.
- The Lowered Steeple - The position is normally used when the steepler is listening rather than speaking.