Hands 101, what do yours say about you?
December 19, 2012 in Spirituality
What can you tell about someone from looking at their hands? ¬†I look at my own and they look as though they should belong to a man. They’re pretty nasty from hours of working around the house without gloves; callouses, scars, nails clipped short for practical reasons, no polish because having pretty nails isn’t a priority (although I admire you women who take the time) and they’re dry from the winter conditions and all the hand washing. ¬†One look at someone’s hands will give you strong indicators regarding their lifestyle, career, personality and health!
Looking at hands to determine someone’s lifestyle,¬†career and personality!
If someone has problems with anxiety, their cuticles are likely ragged and possibly their nails have jagged edges from biting them¬†(yuck but it’s better than nose picking). ¬†Wringing the hands would also indicate stress, nervousness and anxiety.
If someone has soft hands and short nails, it’s likely that you’re looking at an office worker. It’s important not to make quick assumptions based on their hands alone, because, let’s face it, soft hands and short nails could also mean that they’re unemployed and watching porn in their mother’s basement:)
Short nails and chapped cracking skin would indicate that the person works in a sterile¬†environment¬†with their hands (think childcare worker, surgeon, dentist.)
Pay attention to someone’s hands to determine how they really feel inside:
Actions do speak louder than words and what we do with our hands is extremely revealing. ¬†Other than politicians, salespeople and¬†psychopathic personalities, most of us use our hands in subconscious gestures that will give away how we really feel, regardless of what we say. ¬†¬†Really, we use our hands more than we realize and we say a lot through the movements that they make, without even speaking a word. ¬†Think of the person who raises their hand and points in anger, or the person who strokes their body or plays with their hair in an unconscious communication of attraction.
The next time that you meet someone and you want to gauge how honest and forthright they are, look at their hands, the more at ease that we are, the further apart that our fingers will be. Holding onto something is usually a sign of insecurity (think of the adolescent holding books up to her chest.)
If someone’s looking your way and holding onto themselves, or clenching their hands, that’s a clear sign that they’re resisting an urge,
that urge could be to simply speak to you but it could also be that they’re wanting to attack- so pay attention to other clues and maybe take a couple of steps away;)
Hands in the pockets doesn’t mean that someone’s lying but rather that they’re relaxed and not ready for action (note, keep your hands out of you pockets while being interviewed or while trying to seal a hot date- show that you’re engaged, willing and able!)
If someone touches you with only their fingertips, they’re uncomfortable with you. ¬†True affection and trust is demonstrated by involving full contact of the palm. ¬†Also, we use the hands as a barrier when we’re uncomfortable, other signs of being uncomfortable are holding ones self, crossing arms across ones body and/or making a pushing or stop gesture towards the other person.
If you’re¬†negotiating¬†with someone and they have their palms to the ground, that’s letting you know that they’re firm in their stance. ¬†If their palms are down, fingers are straight and they’re making a chopping notion (think of when you say no in a casino while playing black jack) then they are not just firm but they’re completely disagreeing with you.
Beware the person who approaches you with both palms up, it’s likely that they’re looking for some form of generosity from you.
If someone’s rubbing their hands together, then they’re either excited or stressed.
Studies have also shown that when a person’s hands are cold that they’re stressed out but my hands are often cold, always around the mid afternoon (like right now) so look for other clues such as what they’re doing with their hands. ¬†Warm hands on the other hand are said to be a sign of contentedness.
Put your hands on a table and look at your middle and ring finger, are they touching or apart leaving a space? ¬†People who are more social, need interactions to feel secure and enjoy cuddling, will see that those fingers are touching. ¬†The further apart that the middle and ring fingers are, the more introverted that the person is and needs more personal space to feel at peace.
Here’s another fast track to find out what drives a person- clasp your hands together and see which thumb is on top. ¬†If your left thumb is on top, then you’re right brained, good in bed, highly intuitive and your hearts desire is true love. ¬†If your right thumb is on top, then you’re ruled more by your left brain, you’re intellectual and driven by a desire for financial and career security and¬†success.
Liar, liar, pants on FIRE!
The next time that you want the truth from someone, directly ask them what you want to know. ¬†Listen to the answer but be watching their hands the entire time and ask yourself if their hands betrayed their words? ¬†Did they say that they’d love to come over and watch your 2 hour long slideshow of your vacation while clenching their hands, quickly hiding them behind their back or touching their mouth, even slightly? ¬†If someone’s hiding their hands or covering their mouth, they could be hiding something and or lying. ¬†A lack of movement or exaggerated hand motions, especially use of their non-dominate hand are other indicators of a liar.
Possible warning signs of poor
health that manifests in the hands are:
If your palms are¬†consistently¬†red, it could be a sign of liver failure. ¬†If you also have swollen legs, a swollen abdomen and fatigue it would be good to go see a doctor to get your levels checked (liver enzymes and¬†bilirubin counts.)
Women who’s ring fingers are longer than¬†their index fingers are twice as more likely to get¬†osteoarthritis as they age and should be on the lookout for sore joints.
Women who’s index fingers are longer than their ring finger have a higher risk of breast cancer.
Men with index fingers that are longer than their ring finger have approximately a 33% less chance of getting prostate cancer.
Consistently¬†swollen fingers could be a result of an¬†under-active¬†thyroid.
If your nails are spooned in and if the nail beds are pale, consider getting your iron levels checked, you could have anemia. ¬†Press hard on a nail for a second or 2 and then release, if it immediately turns back to pink from white, then chances are your levels are fine.
If you have many red, brown and or black “slivers” under the nail, it could be an indicator of a heart murmur or underlying disease. ¬†It would be a good idea to get this checked out, especially if your temperature is higher than normal.
Thick fingertips that swell out after the last knuckle and/or fingernails that curve downward could be a sign that you’re not getting enough oxygen. ¬†If you’ve been short of breath, really tired, are coughing and or having chest pain, please, go to the doctor and get your heart and lungs checked out.
Slight tremors are normal. ¬†A¬†consistent¬†tremor that’s there even when your hands are at rest, with one hand being significantly more affected, could be an early sign of Parkinson’s and you should go see your doctor.