|Square or Useful Hand
This hand looks straight from the base of the hand
across the wrist or where the fingers are set across
the top of the palm. But sometimes the fingers may
seem to slope slightly or the first and fourth fingers
may be set much lower than the middle two.
The square or useful hand is found everywhere and
people with this shape are conventional, rather set in
their ways, and have great respect for law and order.
They are very practical and pragmatic. Orderly,
logical, and methodical, they have an endless
patience, are level-headed, but can also be determined
and even stubborn when they choose. The square hand implies a precise, methodical, and
practical nature, so this type of hand with many palm
lines indicates a sensitive and artistic character,
impressionable and, perhaps, with an excess of nervous
energy. So it is best for there to be only a few lines
on this hand, because if covered with lines, the
person concerned can be confused easily. A square hand
with few lines indicate a practical and down-to-earth
Conic or Round Hand
Conic is a very old term for round. When the hand and
fingers are conic, there is a slight tapering to the
fingertips. The edges of the hand seem soft when
compared with a square hand. In this type of hand the
outer edge of the palm has a definite curve
This hand shape indicates a creative and artistic
nature, along with an impulse and idealistic side.
These people like change, and will make and break
relationships, not because they lack feeling, but
because they just like the stimulus of the new and
untried. They have a very low boredom threshold and
they will try anything once – twice if they like it.
On the conic hand, which indicates sensitivity, we
would expect to find many palm lines, because it is in
the nature of the person to be constantly prepared for
variety and the stimulus to change. A few lines here
suggest the more self-reliant type with a sound
constitution and a good balance between nervous energy
and physical activity.
Less Common Hand Types:
Long, bony fingers with a rectangular or square palm
are found on this type. Its owners are deep thinkers
and take some understanding. This hand type usually
has deep etched lines emphasizing mental activity.
Narrow, delicate fingers are seen on this extreme
version of the conic hand. Psychic hands are
beautifully kept, with a long palm. The palms of the
psychic hand usually contain a fine tracery of lines.
All types of finger and palm shapes are found on the
mixed hands. If what you see cannot be classified,
then it is a mixed hand.
Fingertips bulge slightly on this variation of the
square hand. The palm has a defined widening either at
the base or the top of the hand. This hand usually has
a reasonable trace of lines to reflect constant
Short, Stubby, fingers classified this type. The whole
hand looks short and clumsy with a thick, heavy palm.
It suggests limited thinking. This hand usually has
only the few main palm lines.