Five out of the last seven US presidents were left-handed. Will the ‘lefties’ beat the ‘righties’ again?

During the past 40 years five out of 7 US presidential elections were won by ‘lefties’ – including: Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton & Barack Obama; during the past 4 decades there were only two right-handed US presidents: Jimmy Carter & George W. Bush were ‘righties’! In 1992 and 1996 all three presidential nomenies were ‘lefties’.

What will the 2012 election bring: will the ‘lefties’ (Barack Obama) beat the ‘righties’ (Mitt Romney) again?

Your opinion is welcome…

What are the major hand characteristics of the 1st Afro-American ‘First Lady’? Just like her husband, Michelle Obama has a ‘low 2D:4D digit ratio’. But unlike Barack Obama, she has a double ‘head line’ – in medical science a.k.a. the distal transverse crease.

Michelle Obama’s ‘digit ratio’ appears to be close to 0.94, which is rather low – even for an African-American woman.

NOTICE: The average ‘ digit ratio for women is close to 0.98, but in Afro-Americans the average ‘digit ratio’ is slightly lower – likely close to 0.96.

A typical female-like characteristic is her short pinky finger, which has been associated with ‘higher emotional sensitivity’ – a high score on the Big Five dimension Neuroticism (which is associated with persons who are easily upset in the face of very minor stresses; a person with high neuroticism gets easily: anxious, worried, moody & unstable).

But her ‘low digit ratio’ indicates that she does put this ‘higher emotional sensitivity’ into action, which might explain why during the presidential campaign media have tried to label her as an angry black woman“.

Nevertheless, it appears that her populatity has not suffered on her husband’s  Presidential Approval Index rating of -20.

According the ‘The Encyclopedia of Palmistry a ‘double head line’ has been associated with versatility and a great command of language & determination. But it could also point to having ‘two persona’. So maybe the ’double head line’ provides a clue why the current ‘First Lady’ was able to turn her career  as a layer into a fashion icon and role model for women, and a notable advocate for poverty awareness and healthy eating.

More famous hands: celebrities, movie stars, and many more!

On Labor Day 2010, the daily Rasmussen Report about Barack Obama’s popularity displays that 26% of the nation’s voters ‘Strongly Approve’ of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-six percent (46%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20.

After winning the Nobel Peace Price in 2009, and while his popularity around the world – more and more people in the US continue to change their mind, and the power appears to slip from his hands. Want went wrong? Where did the magic of the 7th  left handed US president go?


Thumbs up for Barack Obama – a tribute to his hands!

4 Out of the 5 last US presidents were left-handed!
What hand experts say about Barack Obama’s hands!
Psychodiagnostic hand analysis of Barack Obama’s hands!

Barack Obama - left hand wave at the airport.

Into the hands of Barack Obama – US President

Recently Barack Obama was recognized in an international poll as the most popular leader in the world of today, and this week Obama was also listed in the 2010 TIME TOP 100 as the no. 4. of world’s most influential people (in the 2009 TIME TOP 100 he was listed as no.20). Into the hands of Barack Obama – a tribute to the hands of the current US president!

The most remarkable hand characteristics of Barack Obama’s hands are:

>> THUMB: Slender & waisted;
>> FINGERS: Slender & bony, low set index finger, low 2D:4D digit ratio, long ring finger, long pinky finger;
>> FINGERPRINTS: (unknown);
>> HAND SHAPE: Narrow & long palms;
>> HAND LINES: Strong primary lines, multiple long ‘ring finger lines’ (a.k.a. ‘sun lines’ or ‘apollo lines’).

4 Out of the 5 last US presidents were left-handed!
What hand experts say about Barack Obama’s hands!
Psychodiagnostic hand analysis of Barack Obama’s hands!
FINGER LENGTH: Barack Obama’s “digit ratio”!
TIME’s presidental palm readings: hand files of the last 10 US presidents!

The right hand of Barack Obama - photo impression from his inauguration.
The left hand of Barack Obama - photo impression during a speach.

The right hand of the Dalai Lama!

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama (1935)

Paris, France: Today an international poll – covering 6,135 adults aged between 16 and 64 in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United States – revealed that the Dalai Lama is the second most popular leader in the world (Barack Obama was voted first, Hillary Clinton third). Thumbs up for the 14th Dalai Lama – a tribute to his hands.

The most remarkable characteristic in the hands of the Dalai Lama are probably the unusual starting point of his ‘apollo line’ (a.k.a. the ‘sun line’): his right hands shows 2 strong sun lines which start in the palmar zone below the heartline & pinky finger (in the ulnar side of the palm).

The Encyclopedia of Palmistry describes that the ‘apollo line’ in general is associated with creativity, brilliancy, and capability for success. And the rather unusual variant of the Dalai Lama’s sun is specified to the following life issue:

“If the line [‘apollo line’] begins from the plane or the mounts of Mars, the indications for success are from stugle and conflict. If it starts on the mounts, this will indicate that the subject’s fighting spirit plays a great part in his or her success.”

NOTICE: In this perspective it is interesting to notice that a few other Nobel Peace Price winners have this ‘nobel’ ring finger line as well, including: Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan, Mother Teresa & Martin Luther King – more details will be discussed in the near future!

(Many more pictures of the hands of the Dalai Lama + his handprint at ‘Thumbs Up‘)

The hands of 10 US presidents!
The hands of politicians

The handprint of the Dalia Lama.

Vladmir Putin - the right hand of 'Hardman'!

Vladimir Putin – the current Prime Minister and former President of Russia!

Putin’s nicknames in Russia include “Hardman” “The Reasoning Terminator”, and “The Grey Cardinal”. The Russian press both joke and quake at his expressionlessness and his lack of smiles. Former US president George W. Bush nicknamed Putin as ‘Pooty-Poot’.


– Fingers are short compared to his square shaped palm;
– Pinky finger is very long;
– Strong thumb.

Famous hands gallery – the hand of politicians
Presidential hands: Vladimir Putin vs. Barack Obama

Vladimir Putin’s hand vs. Barack Obama’s hand.
Vladimir Putin's right hand.Barack Obama's right hand.

Is hand hygiene still the best strategy for swine flu prevention?

Is hand hygiene still the best strategy for swine flu prevention?

Research on hand hygiene & swine flu (H1N1 influenza) prevention!

New research points out: ‘hand-to-face touch’ is a crucial link in catching swine flu and infection is likely not limited to body-contact!

The global death toll arrived beyond 5000, and the stronger ‘momentum’ of the second wave of the H1N1 virus is now observed on 3 continents.

On wednesday september 8, Barack Obama told students at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia:

“I hope you’ll all wash your hands a lot, and stay home from school when you don’t feel well, so we can keep people from getting the flu this fall and winter.”

But the new reports indicate that washing hands is likely not enough to stop the H1N1 influenza virus – so it does make sense that governments recommend an anti-virus swine flu shot!

Anyway, just remember: ‘… think about your hand hygiene!’

Swine flu prevention is a matter of ‘hand hygiene’!
A kiss is healthier than a handshake!
Your health is in your hands!
More hand hygiene reports!

The new 'Palmistry International Community Forums'.

Snapshot of the new 'Palmistry International Community Forums'.

Are you interested to ask a question about your hands? Or do you have a question about Palmistry?

You can ask your question at the:

‘Palmistry International Comunity Forums!!!’

(A review of this forum is presented at: “LET’S TALK ABOUT … HANDS!”)

This Palmistry forum had a re-start earlier this month, and offers at the new domainname

– Free assistance from some very experienced Palmists and Hand Analysts in the world!
– A rich history of discussions and shared palmistry materials!
– Palm reading analyses of the hands of Michael Jackson, Barack Obama, Albert Einstein, Benazir Bhutto, Hillary Clinton, Megan Fox, Nelson Mandela, Jessica Simpson… and many more famous people & celebrities.

For example, you can also take a look at some ‘famous hands’:

* The hands of Michael Jackson!
* The hands of Barack Obama!
* The hands of Albert Einstein!
* The hands of Benazir Bhutto!

PS. NOTICE: You’ll have to join this international palmistry forum to look at the pictures & illustrations in the 1900+ discussions!!!

What does psychodiagnostic chirology reveal about the hands of Barack Obama?

What does PsychoDiagnostic Chirology reveal about the hands of Barack Obama?

Psychodiagnostic analysis of the hands of Barack Obama – a controversial palm reading!

Last month PsychoDiagnostic Chirologist Arnold Holtzman published a controversial palm reading of Barack Obama’s hands. While many other palm readers had presented their hand analysis of Barack Obama, the new hand reading from Israel induced an ‘intense’ discussion in the Global palm reader community.

What does Obama’s hand reveal?

Ph.D. ARNOLD HOLTZMAN is the founder of the psychodiagnostic Handreading system ‘PsychoDiagnostic Chirology‘ (PDC).

This rather unusual hand reading system can be described as ‘a science of reading hands in Psychological Diagnosis’.

After the publication of his first book in 1983 ‘Applied Handreading’, Arnold Holtzman (Ph.D. in Psychology) presented in 2004: ‘The Illustrated Textbook of PsychoDiagnostic Chirology in Analysis and Therapy‘.

Barack Obama's right hand.Barack Obama's left hand

The hands of Barack Obama – ‘click’ on photos to see more snapshots of Obama’s hands.

The details of Holtzman’s Obama’s hand reading are found on his website.


How hand characteristics relate to the Big Five personality dimension Neuroticism!
Learn more about hands & chirology!
Presidential palm readings: from Obama to Kennedy!
What do the hands of celebrities reveal?
The hand of Madonna & the art of retouching!

The Medline Hand Hygiene Compliance Program!

Swine flu prevention starts with proper hand hygiene!

Did you know that the average hand hygiene compliance rate is only 40%? That’s a major concern in the perspective of the swine flu pandemic – especially since governments has stated worldwide that hand hygiene is one of the few effective tools to prevent infection with the H1N1 influenza A virus!

While the Medline hand hygiene compliance program was initially developed as a combat against healthcare acquired conditions, now it the program can serve as an additional tool for to stop the swine flu pandemic (a.k.a. the Mexican flu).

Earlier this week the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology released a report describing a plausible scenario saying:

“…swine flu pandemic could:

• produce infection of 30-50% of the U.S. population this fall and winter;

• cause between 30,000 and 90,000 deaths in the United States concentrated among children and young adults.”

While the annual deaths associated with seasonal flu in the United States is only 30,000-40,000 mainly among people over 65!

Remember, on wednesday july 29 (2009), Barack Obama told the Americans that swine flu prevention is not only an issue of the governement, individuals must also do their part. Obama said:

“Keep your hands washed, cover your mouth when you cough, stay home from work if you are sick, keep your children home from school if they are sick.”




Hands on ‘hand hygiene’!
Swine flu prevention is a matter of ‘hand hygiene’!
Hand Hygiene: warm air dryers increase bacteria on hands!
Obama’s council of advisors about the swine flu!
Barack Obama’s recommendation for swine flu prevention: the fist bump!

Female sprinters from Jamaica have the long ring finger!