Picture-Play Magazine (Mar-Aug 1926)

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What Their Hands Betray 29 The signature is underlined with a single stroke, clear and plain — a clear mind, calm, deductive, diplomatic. There is a dot after the signature — Geo. K. is a canny Scot, cautious in his business deals. The words are larger at the beginning than at the end, another indication of cautiousness. Deduction and intuition are pretty equally balanced — some letters are detached, but the majority are connected, lending predominance to the reasoning power. First capitals are large and well formed, an indication of delicacy and good taste, also pride. He is a well-bred man and he knows it. As a whole, the hand is rapid, little attention being paid to form. It is hard to read, devoid of ornaments, fairly thick, ascending, irregular, and represents, in energy, a human dynamo, quiet but potent. At the same time, he's a jolly good fellow — the letters have quite an inclination toward the right. The fourth finger of George's hand is longer than the second — love of glory predominates over love of money, and idealism over the positive, practical side. The nails are normal — normal health. In the thumb, the first and second phalanxes are even — will and logic are evenly balanced. The third phalanx, or Mount of Venus, is short and fairly flat, but lined — amatory capacity normal. Fade out Arthur. Fade in Joyce Compton. Toyce writes with the hand of kindness. That is her most distinctive quality. The letters are well rounded and inclined to the right. She also gets the prize for orderliness. The i dots are all in the right places. They are well formed and rounded — clear judgment. The t stripes are plain, straight, and in their regular position — Joyce is cool, calm, collected, methodical. Loops and hangers are normal— she is thoughtful -and self-controlled. There is no affectation present and only a little vanity. The hand is plain, without flourish, but there are large capitals and these are ornate and well formed. She has good taste. Also a taste for the exotic, judging from the form given the capitals. In her mental make-up, intuition has about five per cent, and reason the rest. Dignity is indicated by the harmonious and pleasant writing, the regular letters and spaces, the plain signature. Photo by Rutr. Harriet Louise There are no hooks present— -an additional sign of altruism. The characters are plain and even, but the o's and a's are not open — she is frank but reserved. She won't tell unnecessary truths. According to finger measurements, reason and logic are stronger than will, and Joyce is a materialist more than an idealist. And now we must see what Douglas Gilmore's hand reveals, and then we shall be finished. As a whole, his writing is rapid, irregular, hard to read, and devoid of ornaments, little attention being paid to form. Energy is the chief characteristic, the dominante, as people would say who use imported words. This vital energy which is somuch in evidence is seconded by proper enthusiasm — exaggerated loops are the proof. As we examine the loops in the letters f, g, h, p, we note that thev are rather shapeless — recklessness is the answer. Although not altogether out of proportion, these loops reach the next line — the boy is imaginative, refined, and even brilliant, though perhaps he does not always make use of his talents. Continued on page 110