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A ‘Hand Model’ for recognizing Extraverts & Introverts!

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Hand model for recognizing Extraversion (extraverts) & Introversion (introverts).

The large majority of people (80%) can best be described displaying a mixture of ‘extravert’ and ‘introvert’ behaviors. However, about 10% of people tend to show consistent ‘extravert’ behavior (and a likewise percentage show ‘introvert’ behavior). Can the tendency towards extraversion and introversion be recognized from the hands of an individual?

A Dutch study (some results have already been reported in earlier posts) suggests the answer is: yes!

The picture above displays a ‘Hand Model for Extraversion’, which results from a multi-perspective hand study including 27 extraverts and 21 introverts (all Dutch citizens). The results e.g. point out:

“A discriminative analysis has pointed out that the ‘Hand Model for Extraversion’ can identify 85.4% of the subjects (41 out of 48) correctly as a HIGH of LOW scorer.”

More details:

6 Hand Signs for Extraverions / Introversion


Surprizing results?

Various earlier studies have reported results that now appear to make sense in the perspective of this new ‘Hand Model for Extraversion’:

– Sheldon’s ‘ectotonic’ somatotype is associated with introversion  (a summary is presented HERE)

– Low 2D:4D digit ratio has been associated with extraversion & sensation seeking (conflicting results have been reported over the years)

– Simian crease has been associated with introversion (more details HERE)

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January 13, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Find your Masculinity/Femininity factor in just 3 steps via your hands!

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Discover your MASCULINITY/FEMININITY hand factor by combining your digit ratio with your hand shape ratios!

By combining Professor John Manning’s ‘2D:4D digit ratio’ with three hand shape ratios it is fairly simple to find the Masculinity/Femininity factor in your hands.

For further reading you check out the article:

How to assess your masculinity/femininity?


You might also want to read more about how to find your Elemental Hand Shape (based on combining the three hand shape ratios):

Find your hand shape in 3 steps!

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August 30, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Researchers from Korea present a ‘Formula’ to Determine Penis Size from Finger Lengths!

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 Over the years, many (traditional) palm reading experts have disputed the idea that the so-called ‘digit ratio’ could became a useful tool in the perspective of practical palm reading. One of the dispution points concerns the fact that the 2D:4D digit ratio have been linked with many aspects of life. Earlier this week Korean research have added another element to the long list: the size of the penis correlates with 2D:4D digit ratio!

The full Korean article is available at; the ABSTRACT of the article presents the following formula to determine penis length from the digit ratio:

Stretched penile length=−9.201×digit ratio + 20.577

NOTICE: Proper finger ratio measurement is a first requirement to ‘test’ this formula – see the picture above!

Be aware: according the ‘Penis Size World Statistics‘, Asians – and especially Koreans – are not known for having a large phallus, so this formula could very well be worthless for Westerns and…  especially Africans! 😉 Also, despite that the Korean statistics are impressive (stretched penis length is significant for 2D:4D ratio at p<0.01) the results do not indicate that this finding can be applied reliably to any man.

 By the way, the idea that 2D:4D finger length ratio is linked with penis size is not surprizing at all. Because Professor Manning himself had already speculated about that a low 2D:4D digit ratio would probably corelate with longer penile length (in his 2nd book: ‘The Finger Book‘, page 10). 

So far no studies had been available for this topic! – Though other studies had already unvealed that body height & finger length correlate significantly with penis length (which was confirmed again in the Korean study). But the results indicate that regarding predicting penis lenght, finger length ratio outperforms other body lenght measures!

Now, can ‘digit ratio’ predict infidelity? – The answer was discussed in 2010 at the Dr. Phil Show!

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July 7, 2011 at 3:05 am

2D:4D Digit Ratio – About Finger Length Ratios & Multi-Perspective Palm Reading!

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 The 2D:4D digit ratio became especially popular due to the efforts of Prof. John T. Manning. Despite that the value  & purpose of this hand marker has often been misunderstood, in the perspective of Multi-Perspective Palm Reading digit ratio can be used as a sensible & valuable tool!

The 2D:4D digit ratio became known as a prenatal hormonal marker, which provides a clue about the amount of testosterone and oestrogen to which each foetus has been exposed to in the womb.

This explains why the 2D: 4D digit ratio became a popular research tool among sciencitific researchers: because it provides an opportunity to study the role of prenatal hormones in the etiology of e.g. diseases & other human traits. Often the results of such studies have been ‘mis-qualified’ by reviewers & journalists as an effort to re-invent palm reading.

However,  sometimes the results have been impressive… and surprizingly some researchers even have started speculating about ‘practical’ applications for the 2D:4D digit ratio.


 An example of a study where the results have been very impressive concerns a 2010 British study, titled: ‘Hand Pattern indicates Prostate Cancer Risk‘.

The researchers described:

“A protective effect of a high 2D : 4D hand pattern on prostate cancer risk was observed. High 2D : 4D hand pattern may be the marker of low prenatal androgenic activity, suggesting the importance of hormone modulation in utero on prostate cancer risk. Hand pattern might represent a simple marker for prostate cancer risk, particularly in men age under 60 years.”

And they mentioned in the abstract of the published article:

“Compared with index finger shorter than ring finger (low 2D : 4D), men with index finger longer than ring finger (high 2D : 4D) showed a negative association, suggesting a protective effect with a 33% risk reduction.”


Since the British study confirmed the results of a Korean study that was presented in 2010, the impressive (confirming) results raise the question: can these results can be used in Multi-Perspective Palm Reading?

Interestingly, in 2009 a study from Nigeria has suggested that fingerprints & palmar dermatoglyphics as well appear to display clues for prostate cancer. And in 2010 a more extended report has been published: ‘The Study of Palmar Dermatoglyphics and Cancer‘ (2010).

And because many other hand markers have been identified as significant in the perspective of the hand in cancer (including e.g.: fingernails, skin characteristics), it appears just a matter of time before scientific researchers will start studying the 2D:4D digit ratio combined with other prenatal body markers or minor physical anomalies related to the hand.

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July 4, 2011 at 7:11 pm

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