DECEMBER 11, 2016

Hand Shape variations in 10 Masculine Males!

Featuring: 5 extraordinary performers (Cleve Dean, Andre the Giant, Ron Jeremy, Sylvester Stallone & Arnold Schwarzenegger) + 5 hard-line politicians (Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, Silvio Berlusconi, Recep Tayyip Erdogan & Adolf Hitler)

Author: Martijn van Mensvoort

Hand shape variations in masculine males: extraordinary performers & hard-line politicians.

Masculinity concerns a social construct involving a set of attributes, behaviors and roles that generally get associated with boys and men - however, males and females can exhibit masculine traits and behavior. Examples of typical masculine personality traits are: courage, independence and assertiveness; however, a wide range of physical characteristics also gets associated with masculinity, such as for example: muscularity, heigth, broad shoulders, strength and endurance.
Technically, masculinity should get discriminated from the so-called 'macho' (machismo), where an overemphasis on masculinity and power typically gets combined with a disregard for consequences and responsibility. This article presents a study focussed on the hand shape in some very well-known masculine men around from around the world!


The study e.g. involves hand shape comparison has been made between two small 'masculine' groups: 5 extraordinary masculine performers and 5 hard-line politicians. All 10 individuals have broad hands (see picture above), and all 10 individuals have a M-F hand factor score that is typical for males and well below the international male average (e.g. see picture at the bottom of this article).

The average hand shape for the 5 extraordinary performers is clearly more masculine than the average hand shape for the 5 politicians. A detailed summary of the hand proportions & most apparent characteristics is presented for each individual.

These are the top 10 hand features most significant for the 10 masculine men (avg. score: 67%):

• 1) all have at least very short finger length to palm breadth ratios (100%);
• 2) all have in both hands the head line connected with the life line (100%);
• 3) nearly all hands have at least very broad hands with at least very broad palms (~95%);
• 4) nearly all have a long pinky finger in one or both hands (~90%);
• 5) nearly all have a low 2d:4d digit ratio (~90%);
• 6) many have extraordinary short finger length to palm breadth ratios (80%);
• 7) many have extrordinary broad hands with extraordinary short palms (~75%);
• 8) half of them have at least a slightly short finger length to palm length ratio (50%);
• 9) a large minority has at least one short transverse crease (~40%);
• 10) a large minority has at least a slightly short finger length to hand length ratio (30%).

5 Extraordinary performers (avg. score: 76%):

US flag Cleve Dean (arm wrestler) 80%
US flag Ron Jeremy (adult actor/filmmaker) 80%
France flag Andre the Giant (actor/wrestler) 80%
US flag Sylvester Stallone (actor/filmmaker) 80%
Austria flag Arnold Schwarzenegger (actor/politician) 60%
5 Hard-line politicians (avg. score: 58%):

Russia flag Vladimir Putin (President of Russia) 75%
US flag Donald Trump (US President) 65%
Italy flag Silvio Berlusconi (Prime Minister of Italy) 55%
Turkey flag Recep Tayyip Erdogan (President of Turkey) 60%
Germany flag Adolf Hitler (Nazi Führer) 35%






- 5 EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMERS (E.P. 1-5) -


• E.P. case 1: Cleve "Armbreaker" Dean, US flag US arm wrestler

(Achievements: e.g. 6x World Wristwrestling Champion, 60 world championship titles)

The hands of US arm wrestler Cleave Dean: photo impressions + hand print.

Cleve Dean's hand proportions + the most remarkable features:

• extraordinary broad hand [PB/HL: 0,559 = hyperbrachycheir], featured with:

- ad1: extraordinary short palm [PB/PL=0,985]
- ad2: slightly short finger length [FL/HL: 0,433 = slightly long, FL/PL: 0,763 = slightly short, FL/PB: 0,774 = extraordinary short]

• 2D:4D digit ratio: 0,91 (= extraordinary low for a white American male)

Both features combined result in a very low M-F score: 3,46 (this score is very typical for masculine males, see picture at the bottom of this article).

Other features:

- short pinky finger;
- short head line;
- head line connected with life line.

NOTICE: Steve Dean uptill today recognized to have the Biggest hand in Armwrestling in history; reported details are e.g. right wrist: 10.25 inch, hand length: 9.25 inch, hand width: 6 inch, and thumb thickness: 15/8 inch. His hand print is displayed below.

US arm wrestler Cleave Dean: hand print (right hand).





• E.P. case 2: Ron Jeremy, US flag US adult actor/filmmaker

(Achievements: e.g. Jeremy is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for "Most Appearances in Adult Films")

The hands of US adult actor Ron Jeremy: photo impressions + hand print.

Ron Jeremy's hand proportions + the most remarkable features:

• extraordinary broad hand [PB/HL: 0,546 = hyperbrachycheir], featured with:

- ad1: extraordinary short palm [PB/PL=0,985]
- ad2: slightly long finger length [FL/HL: 0,445 = very long, FL/PL: 0,802 = very long, FL/PB: 0,814 = extraordinary short]

• 2D:4D digit ratio: 0,90 (= extraordinary low for a white American male)

Both features combined result in a very low M-F score: 3,53 (this score is very typical for masculine males, see picture at the bottom of this article).

Other features:

- long pinky finger;
- short heart line;
- head line connected with life line.

NOTICE: Ron Jeremy's handprints are publicly display at the entrance of Hustler's Hollywood, at the 'Porn Stars Walk of Fame' in West Hollywood, California; an impression of his handprints is displayed below.

US adult actor Ron Jeremy: hand prints.





• E.P. case 3: Andre the Giant, France flag French actor/professional wrestler

(Achievements: e.g. one-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion, and a one-time WWF Tag Team Champion; he called himself "The Eighth Wonder of the World" for his success as a sportsman despite having acromegaly - a condition that results from excess growth hormone)

The hands of French actor Andre the Giant: photo impressions.

Andre the Giant's hand proportions + the most remarkable features:

• extraordinary broad hand [PB/HL: 0,550 = hyperbrachycheir], featured with:

- ad1: extraordinary short palm [PB/PL=0,979]
- ad2: slightly long finger length [FL/HL: 0,439 = slightly/very long, FL/PL: 0,781 = very long, FL/PB: 0,798 = extraordinary short]

• 2D:4D digit ratio: 0,95 (= very low for a French male)

Both features combined result in a very low M-F score: 3,55 (this score is very typical for masculine males, see picture at the bottom of this article).

Other features:

- (very) long pinky finger;
- (slightly) short heart line;
- head line connected with life line.

NOTICE: Andre the Giant is reported to have hands of 16 inches long; bronze casts of his hands are exhibited at the surgeon Adrian E. Flatt bronze hand collection (see picture below).

French actor/wrestler Andre the Giant: bronze hand casts at Adrian E. Flatt hand collection.





• E.P. case 4: Sylvester Stallone, US flag US actor/filmmaker

(Achievements: basically for his acting in the role of 'Rambo' & 'Rocky' - awarded with 'Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame' & 'International Boxing Hall of Fame' in the non-participant category)

The hands of US actor Sylvester Stallone: photo impressions + hand prints.

Sylvester Stallone's hand proportions + the most remarkable features:

• extraordinary broad hand [PB/HL: 0,529 = hyperbrachycheir], featured with:

- ad1: extraordinary short palm [PB/PL=0,931]
- ad2: slightly short finger length [FL/HL: 0,431 = slightly long, FL/PL: 0,759 = slightly short, FL/PB: 0,816 = extraordinary short]

• 2D:4D digit ratio: 0,94 (= very low for a Italian-American male)

Both features combined result in a very low M-F score: 3,59 (this score is very typical for masculine males, see picture at the bottom of this article).

Other features:

- very long pinky finger;
- head line connected with life line.

NOTICE: Sylvester Stallone broke his right middle finger during filming of Escape to Victory, trying to save a penalty kick from Pelé (this explains why his right middle finger looks unusual short). Stallone once described in an interview: "I've always been very aggressive and quick with my hands". In time multiple Sylvester Stallone hand prints have become exhibited publicly, picture below displays his 1993 hand prints publicly exhibited at Leicester Square, London; other hand prints are e.g. available at: South Coast Plaza, in Orange County, California - US, Cannes - France, and Macau - China).

US actor Sylvester Stallone: hand prints at Leicester Square, London.





• E.P. case 5: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austria flag Austrian actor/US politician

(Achievements: e.g. won the Mr. Universe title four times - first at age 20, and won the Mr. Olympia contest seven times)

The hands of Austrian actor Arnold Schwarzenegger: photo impressions + hand prints.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's hand proportions + the most remarkable features:

• very broad hand [PB/HL: 0,497 = brachycheir/hyperbrachycheir], featured with:

- ad1: extraordinary short palm [PB/PL=0,894]
- ad2: slightly long finger length [FL/HL: 0,444 = very long, FL/PL: 0,797 = very long, FL/PB: 0,892 = extraordinary short]

• 2D:4D digit ratio: 0,95 (= slightly low for an Austrian male / )

Both features combined result in a very low M-F score: 3,76 (this score is very typical for masculine males, see picture at the bottom of this article).

Other features:

- long pinky finger;
- slightly short head line (especially in left hand);
- head line connected with life line.

NOTICE: In time multiple Arnold Schwarzenegger hand prints have become exhibited publicly, picture below displays his 1993 hand prints publicly exhibited at Leicester Square, London; other hand prints are e.g. available at: Chinese Theather in Hollywood, California - US, and Macau - China).

Austrian actor Arnold Schwarzenegger: hand prints at Leicester Square, London.







- 5 HARD-LINE POLITICIANS (H.L.P. 1-5) -


• H.L.P. case 1: Vladimir Putin, Russia flag 2nd + 4th President of Russia

(Achievements: in 2015, he was #1 on the Time's Most Influential People List; in 2013, 2014, and 2015, he was ranked first on the Forbes List of The World's Most Powerful People)

The hands of Vladimir Putin, president of Russia: photo impressions.

Vladimir Putin's hand proportions + the most remarkable features:

• extraordinary broad hand [PB/HL: 0,498 = brachycheir/hyperbrachycheir], featured with:

- ad1: very/extraordinary short palm [PB/PL=0,861]
- ad2: very short finger length [FL/HL: 0,421 = slightly short, FL/PL: 0,729 = very short, FL/PB: 0,847 = extraordinary short]

• 2D:4D digit ratio: 0,97 (= slightly low for a Russian male)

Both features combined result in a very low M-F score: 3,71 (this score is very typical for masculine males, see picture at the bottom of this article).

Other features:

- very long pinky finger;
- head line connected with life line.

NOTICE: Putin's nicknames in Russia include "Hardman", "The Reasoning Terminator", and "The Grey Cardinal". Another impression of his hand is displayed below.

Vladimir Putin, president of Russia: right hand.





• H.L.P. case 2: Donald Trump, US flag 45th US President

(Achievements: e.g. Time 100, annual list of the most influential people by Time magazine - 2016)

The hands of US president Donald Trump: photo impressions + hand print.

Donald Trump's hand proportions + the most remarkable features:

• very/extraordinary broad hand [PB/HL: 0,500 = brachycheir/hyperbrachycheir], featured with:

- ad1: extraordinary short palm [PB/PL=0,875]
- ad2: slightly short finger length [FL/HL: 0,429 = slightly long, FL/PL: 0,751 = slightly short, FL/PB: 0,858 = extraordinary short]

• 2D:4D digit ratio: 0,97 (= normal for a white American male)

Both features combined result in a very low M-F score: 3,72 (this score is very typical for masculine males, see picture at the bottom of this article).

Other features:

- long pinky finger;
- head line connected with life line.

NOTICE: Trump's right hand measures 7 1/4-inch-long - just slightly less than that of the average manl; picture below displays his 1993 hand prints publicly exhibited at Madame Tussauds, New York; other hand prints were made in 2008 in Chicago but in 2016 a report was made on the mysterious disappearance of those hand prints. More: Into the hands of Donald Trump!

US president Donald Trump: hand prints.





• H.L.P. case 3: Silvio Berlusconi, Italy flag 50th Prime Minister of Italy

(Achievements: e.g. honoured with various Knight Grand Crosses, including Knight of the Order of Merit for Labour - he voluntarily resigned from this order after being convicted for various delicts)

The hands of president of Italy Silvio Berlusconi: photo impressions.

Silvio Berlusconi's hand proportions + the most remarkable features:

• very/extraordinary broad hand [PB/HL: 0,499 = brachycheir/hyperbrachycheir], featured with:

- ad1: extraordinary short palm [PB/PL=0,883]
- ad2: slightly long finger length [FL/HL: 0,435 = slightly long, FL/PL: 0,770 = slightly long, FL/PB: 0,872 = extraordinary short]

• 2D:4D digit ratio: 0,96 (= slightly low for an Italian male)

Both features combined result in a very low M-F score: 3,73 (this score is very typical for masculine males, see picture at the bottom of this article).

Other features:

- very long pinky finger;
- long head line;
- head line connected with life line.

NOTICE: At the end of his career Berlusconi became infamously notorious for his 'macho' behavior, e.g. he outplayed the reach of his hands by describing vivid with his own hands how to handle underage girls (which became recognized as an implicit reference to activities associated with his so-called 'bunga bunga parties').

President of Italy Silvio Berlusconi.





• H.L.P. case 4: Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey flag 12th President of Turkey

(Achievements: e.g. has dominated Turkish politics since 2002, received many awards & honorary citizenships between 2002-2012)

The hands of president of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan: photo impressions.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's hand proportions + the most remarkable features:

• slightly/very broad hand [PB/HL: 0,467 = mesocheir/brachycheir], featured with:

- ad1: slightly short palm [PB/PL=0,811]
- ad2: very short finger length [FL/HL: 0,424 = slightly short, FL/PL: 0,736 = very short, FL/PB: 0,907 = very short]

• 2D:4D digit ratio: 0,92 (= very low for a Turkish male)

Both features combined result in a very low M-F score: 3,80 (this score is typical for males and borderline for masculine males, see picture at the bottom of this article).

Other features:

- very long pinky finger;
- head line connected with life line.

NOTICE: Since 2013 has Erdogan used the R4BIA sign, a.k.a. four finger sign (since 2013 Egyptian and non-Egyptian politicians, mostly supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood, are regularly seen making the Rabia gesture, which is identical to one common gesture for the number four).

R4BIA 4 sign (a.k.a. four finger salute) has repeatedly been made by Recep Tayyip Erdogan since 2013.





• H.L.P. case 5: Adolf Hitler, German flag Nazi Führer

(Most notorious achievement: Holocaust - today recognized as a crime against humanity)

Nazi Führer Adolf Hitler: photo impressions.

Adolf Hitler's hand proportions + the most remarkable features:

• slightly/very broad hand [PB/HL: 0,476 = brachycheir/mesocheir], featured with:

- ad1: very short palm [PB/PL=0,864]
- ad2: slightly long finger length [FL/HL: 0,450 = very long, FL/PL: 0,816 = very long, FL/PB: 0,945 = very short]

• 2D:4D digit ratio: 0,95 (= slightly low for a German male)

Both features combined result in a very low M-F score: 3,87 (this score is typical for males, see picture at the bottom of this article).

Other features:

- long pinky finger;
- head line connected with life line.

NOTICE: Hitler's hand print was made public in Josef Ranald book "How to Know People by their Hands" (1938); Hitler's hand print is also printed at the center of the cover of this book.

Adolf Hitler hand print.






The Masculinity-Femininity (M-F) hand factor!



Discover more about the M-F factor in your hands:

-
Find the MASCULINITY-FEMININITY factor in your hands in 3 steps! -








Hand shape in various populations.

- Hand shape in various populations: the full perspective! -

+

The hands of 10 US presidents &
their 10 most common hand signs!


The hands of 10 US presidents

HAND READING NEWS



Martijn van Mensvoort - Hand Research

© COPYRIGHT 2002-2017:
Martijn van Mensvoort | Contact | Privacy Policy