Megan Fox has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – what are the associated hand characteristics?

May 28, 2010

Hand washing cleanses the mind!

[tweetmeme source=”handresearch” only_single=false] Earlier this month actress Megan Fox claimed to have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Psychodiagnostic Chirology describes some typical hand characteristics that have been associated with this disorder. Do Megan’s hands confirm that she has OCD?

In the in the June 2010 issue of Allure magazine (not yet published) Megan Fox describes that she suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and has problems with everyday scenarios.

Megan explained, “This is a sickness, I have an illness. Every time someone uses a bathroom and they flush, all the bacteria is shot into the air.”

Ms. Fox also brings her own silverware wherever she goes. “Putting my mouth where a million other mouths have been, just knowing all the bacteria that you carry in your mouth? Ucch!”

Fox also claimed that she can cope without food, Megan also insisted she wouldn’t mind going for lengthy periods of time without any human contact as she prefers her own company.

She said: “I could go days, weeks, without talking to another human being. I hate receiving compliments; I hate being told I’m talented or people think I’m going to be a movie star. I always feel that it’s forced and fake.”


PDC analyst Arnold Holtzman has described in his book about Psychodiagnostic Chirology a list of 7 hand characteristics that appear to be associated with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Let’s see if Megan Fox’s hand meet those characteristics:

NOTIFICATION: Holtzman described in this book very explicitly: “Each of the (7) features noted below must be in evidence for a diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive personality disorder to be valid.”

Example of a thumb with an 'OCD angle'.

>> 7 Hand characteristics of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder:

• 1 Hard & inflexible hands and the palms are never soft, nor dysplastic – No, Megan appears to have flexible hands;

• 2 Pronounced knuckles – No, Megan has smooth fingers;

• 3 Nail phalanges of ring- + middle finger are spatulate in shape & always heavier than the base phalanges – Yes, but Megan has only spatulate fingernails; but her ‘famous’ thumb appears to be significant here, for obviously the nail phalange of her thumb is ‘heavy’ (it’s the condition named: brachydactyly type d);

• 4 Pronounced muscular tonus, including a sharp ‘thumb angle’ (see picture below) – Yes, Megan has the typical thumb angle;

• 5 Back of the hands: coarse skin with a masculine texture – No, obviously Megan doesn’t have a masculine texture;

• 6 Ring finger is longer than index finger – Yes, Megan’s ring finger is a bit longer than her index finger (though her finger length appears to be within the range of ‘normal’: see picture below);

• 7 Palm is square shaped, and never long and narrow – Yes, Megan’s palm appears to be a bit square shaped.

Megan seeking for obsessive attion?


Megan Fox appears to have some of the typical hand characteristics that are associated with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, but no more that 4 out of 7 of the OCD associated hand characteristics – which is formally not high enough to confirm Megan’s problem.

What do you think? Does Megan Fox have ODC?

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9 Responses to “Megan Fox has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – what are the associated hand characteristics?”

  1. selena Says:

    i dont know if its schizophrenia i have or ocb? i hear voices in my head telling me that i’ve got to do something or this will happen to me. does any know anything?

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  3. Bob Heinbokel Says:

    I was diagnosed with Severe OCD by my psychologist when I was 15. Obviously not everyone with OCD has the hand washing ritual, and not everyone with OCD is going to have every or any of the hand characteristics.

    I have like 6/7 but I’m sure you could find someone without ocd with 7/7, or someone with ocd with 0/7.

    The best way to find out if you have OCD? Get evaluated by a psychologist and stop staring at your hands.

    • handfacts Says:

      Hello Bob,

      Excellent comment!

      The examples that you described are probably true indeed,
      but maybe you are also willing to take a look at the hands of some other OCD people?

      I would love to hear your though regarding this proposal!

      Greetings from The Netherlands,


  4. E! News Reporter Says:

    I have had several interviews with Megan, and we have talked about this it appears as this was just a rumor from what I have heard or per se a secret she didn’t know that got out. Most likely just a rumor.

    • handfacts Says:

      Hello ‘News Reporter’,

      Thank you for your input…!!

      But your words appear to be slightly ambiguous: since you talked about that it could be a rumor, but it could be a (public) secret as well?
      Can you explain what you exactly have ind mind???


  5. Hangman Says:

    No, she doesn’t appear to have OCD per se, but she seems to have a very deep seated need of being accepted and acclaimed. She has a fragile ego and has developed confidence in herself only after being touted as the sexiest female around. She seems insecure about the fact and seems to be working very hard on keeping herself in number 1 position, which might have in turn given rise to some OCD symptoms (perfectionist tendencies).But she’s not an OCD naturalist. OCD naturalists have a very different kind of personality.

  6. Haqmani Says:

    Not only Megan Fox, David Beckham has ocd too, in fact about 4millions of U.S citizens have OCD and anxiety disorder symptoms. The good news is OCD and anxiety disorder is very much treatable contrary to what many medical practitioners claimed.

    I was an OCD sufferer too but finally I found my cure.

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