Hand chart for the Big Five personality dimension Conscientiousness (2016) Hand chart for the Big Five personality dimension Extraversion (2016) Hand chart for the Big Five personality dimension Neuroticism (2016) 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)

- Some of the available hand charts are displayed above - you can use the displayed pictures above for browsing-

Publication: november 8, 2015

Scientific Hand Charts: the collection!


The first milestone in the history of scientific hand charts was established in 1963 when L.S. Penrose published his 'dermatogram', a.k.a. 'phantom picture', for Down syndrome (mongolism) describing stereotype patterns in multiple dimensions of the hand involving dermatoglyphics & creases - see picture on the right below.

Hand chart for Down syndrome by L.S. Penrose (1963). Later likewise charts for the hands became available for many other syndromes, sometimes featured with characteristics related to other aspects of the hand morphology (often involving various aspects of the fingers such as: shape, lenght, nails).

The latest development concerns the fact that hand charts derived from scientific research are now also available for characteristic manifestations of normal psychology, involving the Big Five personality dimensions Conscientiousness, Extraversion & Neuroticism - see e.g. the three hand charts displayed at the bottom of this page.

Major principle: what do these hand charts tell us?

Interestingly, all available scientific hand charts confirm the significance of the following essential no.1 rule, which describes the fundamental major principle where scientific hand reading begins:

"Any hand sign only bares significance for a specific theme when it's presence is combined with the presence of other hand signs that also bare significance for that same theme."

This no.1 major principle presents the axiom (abstractly defined) which also provides the basis for the scientific hand reading system named Multi-Perspective Hand Reading!

SUMMARY: This introduction is designed to introduce first the major rule as a starting point (presented above), in order to present then an overview of the available hand charts - involving 26 themes (presented in alphabetic order below).

Arthogryposis | Conscientiousness | Cri du chat syndrome
Down syndrome | Edwards syndrome | Extraversion
Fetal alcohol syndrome | Fragile-X syndrome | Holt-Oram syndrome
Hypercalcemia | Kabuki syndrome | Klinefelter syndrome
de Lange syndrome | Marfan syndrome | Neuroticism | Patau syndrome | Prader-Willi syndrome | Rubella syndrome | Rubinstein syndrome
Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome | Turner syndrome | Warkany syndrome
Williams syndrome | Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome | XXYY syndrome
XYY syndrome | 18 deletion syndrome

You can now start browsing the hand maps, which so far include 3 dimensions of Big Five personality model, 1 disease & 23 syndromes.

For browsing you might want to use the top menu or the menu presented inside the left column - both are available in each hand chart page.

A summary of the most significant hand sign combinations is presented for the individual conditions here: Decoding the language of the hand!

Big Five personality hand chart for Neuroticism:
12 Hands Signs in Neuroticism vs. Emotional Stability

Hand chart: 12 hand signs in neuroticism vs. emotional stability!

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