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What do Conical fingers indicate?

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Love of art and per­fection, also of literature of a poetical and extravagant nature. They also indicate an impulsive and imaginative character.

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What do Spatulate fingers indicate?

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A Love of manual work, of that kind which is useful and mechanical: a desire for travel, progression, agriculture, plenty of life and movement, and for all things connected with physical life.

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What effect has the size of thumb on the love affairs of females?

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With a large thumb, a female will be very cautious, in love matters, and will allow reason to guide her in her choice. With a small thumb, impulse will be the guiding star of affection, and the head must forsooth follow the heart, instead of the heart following the head. A large thumbed woman is not easily gulled, whereas a small thumbed woman is rather quickly fascinated, for withher, love is an all absorbing passion towering high over reason's throne".

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What is the meaning nf the thumb being folded in the hand?

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The thumbs of infants are habitually closed overby their fingers, because their character is not yet unfolded, and they have not started to think or act for themselves, but as they do so their thumbs become covered less and less. It is worthy of note that idiots invariably lay their thumbs in their hands with their fingers over them, thus showing that the will or logic is sleeping o rabsent.

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When the joints of the thumb are well developed what does it indicate?

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When the First joint is well developed, it shows remarkable intelligence if the First phalange belong. The Second joint largely developed shows love of order, punctuality and love of symmetry in all things, also scientific tendencies.

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What does a short, thick Third phalange of thumb indicate?

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An animal is ed and sensual nature, one much and easily influenced by the opposite sex: its possessor is an eager seeker after pleasure, and his love will not be very pure or elevating, and is therefore more correctly called lust.

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What does a thin and slender Third phalange of the thumb indicate?

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Love of an ideal and noble character. Love to the possessor of such a sign is a sacred and pure thing, something ethereal and belonging more to the soul than to the body, but it shows a tendency for jealousy.

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What does a thick clumsy Second phalange of thumb indicate?

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That its possess or has good plans and ideas, but lacks the power of executing them: he often says and does awkward things, and in so doing manufactures for himself many enemies. Is not a good diplomatist.

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What does a slender Second phalange of the thumb indicate?

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Great tact and diplomacy: persons who possess this shape of thumb, are never at a loss how to get out of difficulty. They can be shy and secretive when it suits their purpose, and are full of plans and ideas, but they lack broad mindedness and are apt to feel too strongly on  some points and disregard others, although able to keep their ideas to themselves: are, in short, unable to see all round a subject.

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What does the turning back of the First phalange of the thumb indicate?

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Generosity, running into extravagance if full and fleshy; but if flat, it is a sign of ability to keep the temper under with a firm strong decision: if pointed, great impulsiveness and extravagant ideas.