The right hand of Barack Obama!

Barack Obama

The right hand of George W. Bush!

George W. Bush

The right hand of Bill Clinton!

Bill Clinton

The right hand of George H.W. Bush!

George H.W. Bush

The right hand of Ronald Reagan!

Ronald Reagan

The right hand of Jimmy Carter!

Jimmy Carter

The right hand of Gerald Ford!

Gerald Ford

The right hand of Richard Nixon!

Richard Nixon

The right hand of Lyndon Johnson!

Lyndon Johnson

The right hand of John F. Kennedy!

John F. Kennedy

Presidential Palmistry Readings: how to recognize the hand of a US president?

A few weeks ago TIME.com presented a beautiful photo essay focussed on the right hand of the last 9 US presidents – including the hands of: Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson.

An american palm reading expert Robin Gile to makes some comments about the hands of all 9 presidents. His assessment was made ‘blind’ without knowing which hand belonged to which president!

Now the article is also available in a more extended form – including: the hands of John F. Kennedy, 6 hand photos of each president + an analysis of the most common hand characteristics in the presidential hands.

The new article is titled:

10 presidential US palm readings: from Barack Obama to John F. Kennedy!

WHAT DO THE PRESIDENTIAL HANDS REVEAL?

The article demonstrates that all presidents appear to have a long ring finger – which is known as a typic male-like hand characteristic. Interestingly, next to the long ‘sun finger’ (a synonym for the ring finger), a high percentage of the the presidential hands is also featured with a strong, long sun line! And most of the presidents also appear to have low ‘2D:4D finger ratio’ – which is indicated by a ‘digit ratio’ (index finger vs. ring finger ratio) lower than 0.96, another typical male-like characteristic!

Beyond the results related to the ‘sun finger’ the presidential hand analysis also indicates that quite a few of these ‘presidential men’ appear to have a rather remarkable characteristic in their ‘head line’ (in the world of palmistry a.k.a. the ‘line of head’ or ‘headline’):

The Sydney Line

The Sydney line is known as a rather unusual long palmar ‘head line’ (which is usually found in less than 5% of normal populations).

The presidential photos indicate that the following 4 presidents have this unusual hand characteristic: George H.W. Bush (both hands), Jimmy Carter (both hands), Gerald Ford (both hands), and Richard Nixon (right hand only).

The double head line

The ‘double head line’ is another unusual palmar characteristic (which is also found in less than 5% of normal populations).

The presidential photos indicate that both Bill Clinton (left hand) & John F. Kennedy (right hand) have the ‘double head line’.

SUGGESTION FOR FURTHER READING:

Palm reading & the hands of 10 US presidents!
The palmprint of Benazir Bhutto – politician from Pakistan!
The Sydney line – an underestimated hand line!
What you should know about finger length & ‘digit ratios’!
More finger length news!
More famous palmistry readings!

Five things about hands, fingers & digit ratio.

Five things about: hands, fingers & digit ratio.

What your five fingers reveal about: human evolution, sports, social behavior, disease & your sex-life:

In 2008 Professor John Manning at the University of Swansea presented the book “The Finger Book”. The book explains how the ratio of the index finger and ring finger is related to various aspects life. Let’s take a look at his major findings + developments in the ‘finger research’ – including an update from 2009!

WHAT FINGERS REVEAL ABOUT HUMAN EVOLUTION:

The human thumb is known as a ‘marker’ for the evolution of human kind; however our relative long index finger – compared to the ring finger – is a likewise example. In the chimpanzee and gorilla, this hand feature is different: they always have longer ring fingers and a short index finger.

THE LONG RING FINGER & SPORTS:

Exceptional performances in sports are being linked to the amount of male hormones that people absorb before birth while they stay in the womb. The ‘digit ratio’ has frequently been used to predict performances in various sports leagues. In this perspective another interesting research was presented in 2009:

Research from the university of Cambridge points out that financial traders with the lowest ‘2D:4D digit ratios’ have earned 11 times more money than stock traders with a relatively high finger ratio – see the picture below.

Earnings of stock traders at the London Stock Exchange appear to be related to their finger length.

THE LONG INDEX FINGER & SOCIAL BEHAVIOR

Interestingly, especially among children a short index finger may indicate a lack of empathic ability. In general: the longer the index finger, the more people are inclined to learn social behavior and to develop strong empathy for the feelings of others and yourself.

CROSS-CONTAMINATION

There is growing statistical evidence that our finger ratios are a reliable predictor of our receptiveness to diseases. However, in real life the findings have not yet shown to have a significant impact.

YOUR FINGERS & YOUR SEX-LIFE

Men with long ring fingers, consider themselves as attractive. Studies show that women in the general rule agree and confirm the judgements of these men. Surprisingly, a likewise result has been found in women.

The distribution of finger length ratios.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE + MORE:
5 Things about your fingers – about: evolution, sports, social behavior, disease & your sex-life!
How index finger vs. ring finger ratio relates to financial success of London stock traders
News about your hands – wordpress blog
News about finger length & the 2D:4D digit ratio
Hand reading: the international network

Finger length of London stock traders relates to financial success.

The finger length of London stock traders relates to financial success.

Low index finger vs. ring finger ratio relates to financial success

Researchers at the University of Cambridge found that stock traders with a lower digit ratio of 0.93, on average, earned 10 times more than those with an average ratio of 0.988.

Traders with a lower digit ratio made an average of 679,680 pounds (or about $1 million U.S.), compared with 61,320 pounds ($90,956 U.S.) by those with a higher ratio, the report said.

The research, published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), found that individuals who were exposed to high levels of prenatal testosterone tended to be more profitable traders.

The British researchers provide the following explanation for their finger length research results:

Testosterone, a steroid hormone, surges between the 9th and 18th week of gestation, exerting powerful organizing effects on the developing body and brain. According to both animal and human studies, these effects may include increased confidence, risk-preferences and search persistence, as well as heightened vigilance and quickened reaction times.

The amount of testosterone one was exposed to in the womb can be measured because it leaves traces throughout the adult body. Measures of prenatal androgens are increasingly used by paediatricians to gauge whether a newborn has been exposed to abnormal levels of steroid. The most common measure for behavioural studies is the ratio of the index to ring finger (2D:4D) on the right hand, a relatively longer ring finger – lower 2D:4D – indicating higher prenatal testosterone levels. Males typically have ratios below 1, women above 1.

As digit ratios have been found to predict performance in competitive sports such as tennis, football, and skiing, the scientists hypothesised that 2D:4D may also influence the risk preferences and physical speed required for what is variously called noise or high-frequency. Traders engaged in high frequency trading look for fleeting price anomalies and hold their trades for minutes, sometimes mere seconds.

Finger length in London stock traders.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE & RELATED RESEARCH:
Index finger & ring finger length related to financial success!
Lingerie sharpens the financial mind
More finger length & digit ratio research
The finger book

What relates basketball to fat? Your hands and fingers!

What relates basketball to fat? Your hands & fingers!

Big hands, basketball & fat:

You may have wondered sometime: why do basketball players have big hands and long fingers? The question is answered by researchers at the University of Alberta and the University of California-Riverside. Their research results indicate that individuals with a long index finger compared to the ring finger (a low ‘finger ratio’) appear to more inclined to voluntarily participate in intense physical exertion.

The results indicate that if you absolutely detest exercising, it may not be due to laziness or lack of willpower… it might be related to your hormones & the length of your fingers! Although the researchers believe their findings are applicable to humans, the study actually involved 1,000 white mice. And you probably weren’t even aware that mice had fingers.

The men in white aren’t perfect specimens, mind you — 44 percent are overweight and 6 percent are obese — but that’s considerably leaner than the general public, 65 percent of whom are overweight, and fully 32 percent obese. Yours truly has no idea why the Harvard Physicians’ study did not include female M.D.s, but simple cowardice comes to mind.

READ FURTHER ABOUT FINGER LENGTH & ATHLETIC ABILITY:
A secret your finger length reveals
Finger length indicates athletic succes
Finger length, agression & testosterone
Finger length stories
Digit ratio news