Palm Reading Perspectives

Multi-Perspective Palm Reading: About Hands & how to make a Hand-Diagnosis

Hand shape & personality: extraverts have wider palms, introverts have longer fingers!

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Measurements on the hands of male and female extroverts indicate that wide palms + short fingers (typical for a ‘Fire hand shape’) is a typical combination seen in the hands of Extraverts (= high scorers on the Big Five personality dimension Extraversion). And long fingers + narrow palms (typical for a ‘Water hand shape’) are much more often seen in the hands of Introverts (= low scorers).

Interestingly, these multiple-perspective hand research findings confirm some ‘classic’ guidelines from the fields of hand reading – more details inside the article:

Extraverts have wider palms, Introverts have longer fingers

PS. Beyond the confirmation of the classic hand-shape theory (including elements from Kretschmer & Sheldon’s somatotypes), one could also say that these results have a NATURAL PRINCIPLE incorporated; for, when people grow older the personality tends to develop more towards introversion and the hands get narrower and more slender!

What is your thought… 

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Written by martijnvanmensvoort

November 17, 2012 at 10:56 pm

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  1. A follow-up article describes how 2D:4D digit ratio (= ratio index finger length vs. ring finger length) and hand shape combined produce highly significant results for the Big Five dimension Extraversion; see:

    http://www.handresearch.com/diagnostics/extraversion-digit-ratio-finger-length-hand-shape.htm

    martijnvanmensvoort

    December 6, 2012 at 3:49 pm


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