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What does a short First and a long Second phalange of thumb indicate?

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That its possessor is always able to give good reasons why his will was not strong enough to enable him to do this, that or the other: and although his reason reveals to him the weakness of his character, he has not enough firmness and stability to enable him to improve himself.

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What does a short Second phalange of thumb indicate?

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That there is little reason or logic in the nature. The subject will do things because he wants or wills to do them, and because of anyr ational reason for so doing. Such person would never become good debaters and can never be philosophical in its true sense.

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What effect has a long First phalange of thumb upon, soft hand?

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A long phalange of will influences a soft hand to more than its natural activity, and causes the subject to do work which is necessary even though it may be distasteful. Whereas with a short development of the First phalange of thumb the duty would be neglected for the sake of natural tastes.

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What does a broad and long First phalange of thumb indicate?

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An obstinate and unreasonable temper. If, however the fingers have Square tips, this quality is moderated  to a firm judgment and a desire to do justice.

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What does a long First phalange of thumb indicate?

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Perseverance and stability of character, and a determination to succeed at any cost. If very long, it indicates an excessive amount of will power, dominancy over others,thus making the tyrant and despot.

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What does a short First phalange of thumb indicate?

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A weak will power, hence a tendency to be led by others, thereby indicating that such persons never succeed as their own masters.

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What effect has a small thumb on the different types of hands?

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A small thumb on an Elementary hand shows a weakening of the already meagre intellectual capacity, and therefore such persons are entirely governed by their animal instincts, rather than by reason or logic, and they are scarcely capable of bridling their passions. If the hand is Spatulate, the owner will commence everything, but finish nothing, and will be in constant.

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What does a small thumb and a broad palm of a Conical hand indicate?

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An ambition for riches and greatness in connection with art, but its owner will lack the stability and firmness necessary to gain success. If the hand is soft and pliant, with only a moderate palm, the owner will love art for its own sake, and will be so enraptured by its per­fection and beauty, that he will aim at its production, to the utter disregard of money or fame.

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What does a large or well-proportioned thumb indicate?

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A firm and stable character, a reasoning disposition, a person governed by the intellect, and though the affections may be strong and lasting, they will not dominate.

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What effect has a large thumb upon the different types of hands?

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On the Elementary hand a large thumb shows an increase of the will power, which makes the possessor firm and stubborn, but as it is combined with ignorance the effect is to make the individual more difficult to manage. On the Spatulate hand the effect is an increase of its capacity and shows a strong desire for independence, and to be master of own actions. On the Square hand it indicates more exactitude and order both in reason and science.