Hand chart for the Big Five personality dimension Agreeableness (2017) Hand chart for the Big Five personality dimension Conscientiousness (2017) Hand chart for the Big Five personality dimension Extraversion (2017) Hand chart for the Big Five personality dimension Neuroticism (2017) Hand chart for the Big Five personality dimension Openness (2017) Hand chart for hypercalcemia (1971) Hand chart for arthrogryposis (1981) Hand chart for cri-du-chat syndrome - Hautleistenfibel (1981) Hand chart for Down syndrome (2011) Hand chart for Edwards syndrome (1981) Hand chart for fragile-X syndrome (2014) Hand chart for Holt-Oram syndrome (1981)

Hand chart for Kabuki syndrome (A. Chudley) Hand chart for Klinefelter syndrome (A. Rodewald & H. Zankl, 1981) Hand chart for Cornelia de Lange syndrome (A. Rodewald & H. Zankl, 1981) Hand chart for Patau syndrome (1981) Hand chart for Prader-Willi syndrome (1971) Hand chart for rubella syndrome (1971) Hand chart for Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (1971) Hand chart for Turner syndrome - Hautleistenfibel (1981) Hand chart for Williams syndrome (R. Rodewald, 1994) Hand chart for Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (B. Schaumann & M. Alter, 1976) Hand chart for XXYY syndrome (1971) Hand chart for XYY syndrome (1971) Hand chart for 18p- syndrome, a.ka. de Grouchy syndrome 1 (1981)

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Publication: june 8, 2017

Hand Charts for
Openness vs. Closedness!

Openness (to experience) is a fundamental personality trait in the study of psychology and is recognized as one of the Big Five personality dimensions. Openness is is a general appreciation for art, emotion, adventure, unusual ideas, imagination, curiosity, and variety of experience. According Costa & McCrae (1990) this Big Five dimensions involves a composition of 6 facets, including: Fantasy, Aesthetics, Feelings, Actions, Ideas and Values.

Prevalence: approximately 1 in 4 people are high scorers for 'openness' and versus 1 in 4 people are low scorers, which represents 'closedness'; additionally, 2 in 4 people score between 'openness' & 'closedness'.

The hand chart below describes how the Big Five personality dimension Agreeableness correlates significantly with hand shape, the major palmar lines & the dermatoglyphics.


NOTICE: Individual hand features described below should not get associated in isolation with any theme; only combinations involving multiple hand levels have potential for diagnostic purposes.

Hand chart: hand signs in Openness vs. Closedness (2017).
Hand chart source:
Hand chart: hand signs in Openness vs. Closedness! (2017);
author: M. van Mensvoort




Other significant hand signs (not reported inside the hand charts):

Various studies have produced results indicating the the Big Five dimension Openness correlates negative with 2D:4D digit ratio (R.A. Lippa, 2006).

So far, it appears that the field of biometrics has hardly managed to identify significant biometry related correlates with the Big Five personality dimension Oppenness.


All significant hand signs listed above for the Big Five personality dimension Openness together cover 4 out of the nine perspectives of the hand as defined according Multi-Perspective Hand Reading (including hand level 3, 5, 8 & 9).

A summary of the most significant hand sign combinations in the Big Five dimension Openness is described here:

Decoding the language of the hand:
hand sign combinations in the Big Five dimension Openness!





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