HAND TYPE CLASSIFICATION
(Refer to Figure One)
SQUARE/PRACTICAL HANDS – “I Serve” – EARTH
Description: Square palm with short fingers; thick, wide palms; coarse skin, along with few deep lines; square fingertips.
Key Words: Practical, reliable, conventional, trustworthy, loves food and the countryside, traditional, distrustful of words, cautious, reserved, seeking capable and down-to-earth partners, patient, tolerant, with excellent stamina.
Although sometimes reserved, often useful with their hands, e.g., craftwork, tool making.
Career Orientations: Farming, engineering, building, horticulture, cooking, mining, sculpture, dancing, athletics (weight-lifting, boxing)
CONIC/EMOTIONAL HANDS – “I Feel” -WATER
Description: Oblong palm with narrow, tapering fingers; long, thin, narrow or rounded palms; beautiful skin; soft, elastic fingers; pointed tips.
Key Words: Sensitive, artistic, sympathetic, responsive, compassionate, emotional, fastidious, spiritual, versatile, fertile, musical.
Career Orientations: Nurses, doctors, artists, musicians, actors, nuns, athletics (swimming, running), counsellors, therapists, linguists.
PHILOSOPHICAL/MENTAL HANDS – “I Think” -AIR
Description: Square palm with long wide fingers. Short, wide palms; dry, delicate skin; long, broad fingers; rounded tips.
Key Words: Thoughtful, intellectual, unconventional, humorous, inventive, logical, impersonal, perceptive, quick-witted, diplomatic, critical.
Career Orientations: Scholars, diplomats, doctors, lawyers, politicians, broadcasters, entertainers, directors, teachers, inventors, professors, religious leaders.
SPATULATE/ENERGETIC HANDS – “I Act”-FIRE
Description: Oblong palm with short fingers; long, wide, thick palms; elastic, springy skin; short, spatulate fingers.
Key Words: Energetic, active, intuitive, impetuous, creative, enthusiastic, argumentative, inspired, restless, unconventional – the pioneer.
Career Orientations: Soldiers, explorers, astronauts, engineers, authors, seers, chefs, pilots, travel couriers, sales managers, leaders in business and industry.