What are today the world’s most popular websites about the controversial topic named ‘palm reading’?

In november 2010 the new palmistry ‘ranking’ formula (based on internet statistics) was presented – and the results are now available!

An analysis of 370+ websites from 6 continents indicates that the following 10 websites today can be recognized as ‘leading’ in the field of modern hand reading (including: hand analysis, chirology, palm reading, palmistry, etc).

‘Click’ on the website thumbnail(s) for direct access! 

www.humanhand.com - website presented by cheirologist Kenneth Lagerström (Canada).
www.handanalysis.com - website presented by hand analyst Larry Rodrigues (US).
www.pdc.co.il - website presented by chirologist Arnold Holtzman (Israel).
www.dermatoglyphics.com - website presented by fingerprint expert Andres J. Washington (US).
www.edcampbell.com - website presented by hand analyst Edward D. Campbell (US).
www.cheiro.co.za - website presented by chirologist Jennifer Hirsch (South-Africa).
www.iks.ru/~soroka - website presented by cheirologist Galina Soroka (Russia).
www.handlesen.de - website presented by handleser Manfred Magg (Germany).
www.dse.nl/~frvc/palmistry/ - website presented by antropologist F. van Cappelle (Netherlands).
www.astropalmistry.com - website presented by hand analyst Leslie Zemenek (Canada).

NOTICE: The full TOP 100 ranking is available at:


MODERN PALMISTRY - The New International Community for Reading Hands!

[tweetmeme source=”handresearch” only_single=false] Are you interested to ask a question about your hands? Or do you have a question about Palmistry / Palm Reading? You can ask your question and start participating in the discussions at:

Modern Palmistry – the new forum at forumotion.com! 


The forum offers:

– Free assistance from some very experienced Palmistry, Hand Analysis & Chirology experts in the world!
– A rich history of discussions and shared palmistry materials!

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

• The hands of Dennis Hopper
• The hands of Michael Jackson
• The hands of Nelson Mandela

PS. NOTICE: You can take a look into the forum without joining; if you would like to participate in the discussions your will have to join AND activate your account!!!

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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The palmistry TOP 100 chart!

Internet statistics provide a surprizing picture about the popularity of various websites. In the field of Palm Reading & Hand Analysis the Palmistry TOP 100 presents an overview of the world’s most popular websites indicated by pagerank, backlinks and traffic statistics provided by Google, Yahoo & @Alexa!

Following a new (improved) ‘palmistry rank’ formula in the last week of september 2009 the new Palmistry TOP 100 was presented:

The NEW Palmistry TOP 100!!

The chart includes 400 websites palm reading & hand analysis websites presented from 50 countries. The following 10 websites are likely some of the very best in the international fields of palmistry, includiing: hand reading, handanalysis, handlesen, chirologie, cheirology, quiromancia, hiromantia, etc:

(You can ‘click’ on the website thumbnails below for direct access!)

www.handanalysis.com - website presented by hand analyst Larry Rodrigues (US).
www.humanhand.com - website presented by cheirologist Kenneth Lagerström (Canada).
www.palmistry.com - website presented by palmist Ghanshyam Singh Birla (Canada).
ostara.mareno.net - website presented by handleser Jack Trappe (Germany).
www.pdc.co.il - website presented by chirologist Arnold Holtzman (Israel).
www.palmistryinternational.com - website presented by palmist Sue Compton (England).
www.handanalysis.net - website presented by hand analyst Richard Unger (US).
www.dermatoglyphics.com - website presented by fingerprint expert Andres J. Washington (US).
www.dse.nl/~frvc/palmistry/ - website presented by antropologist F. van Cappelle (Netherlands).
www.edcampbell.com - website presented by hand analyst Edward D. Campbell (US).

PS. NOTICE: All 400+ Palm Reading & Hand Analysis websites are available at:

The NEW Palmistry TOP 100!!

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.


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