Bottom Line Thinking with Persona

Your short lesson today involves two markings in the hands. One is the Line of Persona (in turquoise) and the second is the Bottom Line Thinking Head Line (in green). The Line of Persona stands alone and starts at the top of the palm between the pointer and middle fingers. The Bottom Line Thinking Head Line can be any length but the end has a gentle flip upward where I’ve drawn the arrow.

The Line of Persona tells me the owner has the ability to say something polite at the right time like a nurse at your bedside when you’re sick. The owner can even go out of his or her way to make someone feel comfortable when it’s unnecessary. For example helping the dentist to feel comfortable before performing a root canal. The owner of the Line of Persona is able to take on a role, such as an actor, to accommodate what he or she perceives another person needs to hear to feel emotionally comfortable.

Owners of the Bottom Line Thinking Head Line get frustrated with details because they want information to be necessary, condensed and to the point. If you work with or for the owner of a Bottom Line Thinking Head Line here’s a tip: Be brief, be bright and be gone!

If this line is etched into either of your palms and you’re listening to someone speak you will be silently asking yourself, “Is this important? Or is this not important?” Your first instinct is to get to the bottom line, to the meat of the matter and you want others to do the same, too.

Because you are wired this way you may not understand that the rest of the world doesn’t process information the same way. One owner of this line recently told me, “What I call bottom line is getting to the core truth. If you understand that [core truth] you understand everything. I’m watching for every fact or piece of the story to plug in some place.” Another owner of the Bottom Line Thinking mind explained to me that she gets annoyed with herself when she gets hung up on a thought (like trying to remember someone’s name) because she feels like it’s taking too long to get to the point.

Here is the good news for the owner of Bottom Line Thinking intermingled with the Line of Persona. Often times people feel like they’re being ‘cut off’ by the Bottom Line Thinker but this tendency will be softened and potentially masked by the good bed side manner of the Persona Line.

In the good-hair-day-mode the owner of these two markings is gently able to say, “I want to hear what you have to say but please headline the summary first.”

In the bad-hair-day-mode the owner can

  1. A) Struggle, feeling ruthless and cold
  2. B) Become completely masked and placate people around, diminishing his/her lightning quick mind.
  3. C) Feel utterly frustrated in the waffling effect with the Line of Persona AND the interior pressure to get to the bottom line.

To a person with this combination I would recommend living and/or working in an environment where his/her natural aptitudes and talents can excel such as in a hospital emergency room or a court room as an attorney. Or in a service industry as a contractor assisting a confused widow remodeling her home or a Business Coach helping a client move swiftly through obstacles and effectively reach new heights.

With a mate this will most likely be exceptionally challenging. The cure: communication. If you own this intriguing combination of markings, to your mate you might say, “I truly care about what you’re saying. You might sense me cutting you off at times. I don’t mean to hurt your feelings. I’m just trying to determine what is truly important in what you want me to understand. My mind is wired to ‘get to the point.’ I now realize you may want to provide more details and have further conversation. Please be patient with me because I’m wired differently than you. Okay?”

Tip for someone who lives with a Bottom Line Thinker: Don’t take a curt response to your conversation personally. Appreciate your mate for getting to the truth without fluff and run-around jargon.

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The Advocate Head Line

The Advocate Head Line originates inside and below the initiation of the Life Line, just above the inset of the thumb (see figure below). This is considered the Mars Mount. If you have this configuration you’re watchful and mentally alert. You can be headstrong about seeing both sides of the same coin. You’re a determined debater, but you can seem argumentative to someone not interested in debate.

The owner of the Advocate Head Line typically guards his or her thoughts, keeping them ready, in a sense, to defend his or her cause. He or she can be seen as prudish when his or her thoughts and resulting words contradict others. It might seem that this person is narrow-minded, but in actuality he or she thrives when seeing differently. Such a person makes an excellent social or political activist, waging war for the underdog.

One child I read for who had this marking kept answering my questions with other questions. It was hard to get anywhere with his quarrelsome character. You see, the Head Line, which represents the mental system, is dipping into the Mars Mount. Mars is a protector, capable of combat for his or her cause. The mental processor (Head Line) is fed by the courage and bravery of Mars, the warrior.

Extra warrior energy is available for use in the life of the owner when the Mars Mount is extra eye-catching to the naked eye or on a handprint.  Additionally, if the shape of the hand (palm and fingers) is rectangular and looks like it could fit into a ‘shoebox’ (see illustration below) the owner must regularly communicate about his or her cause to feel a sense of fulfillment. 

Air Hand Shape

The late legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden did not want “yes-men” around him. He encouraged his assistant coaches to argue their points of view with him. He, in turn, responded strongly with his own opinions. Gary Cunningham, one of his head coaches said, “This was Coach Wooden’s way of testing how much the assistant coaches believed in what they were telling him and how much they knew about the points they were advocating.” But Coach Wooden also knew that it is difficult to effect positive change when you antagonize others. “The purpose of criticism is to correct, improve, and change; rarely to humiliate or embarrass,” he said. I didn’t see Coach Wooden’s hands, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he had the Advocate Head Line configuration. He was also a high-profile crusader helping people to be their personal best.

Advocate Key Words: Watchfulness, courageous, debating, stands-up-for, prudence, argumentativeness

The Advocate Positive: I am steadfast in considering contrary viewpoints and contribute many perspectives to uphold the conversation.

The Advocate Negative: If no one else can ever win, and I’m seen as an antagonist, I can become a loner by exclusion.

Mantra: For the cause, I use my skills of assertive thinking in tactful, savvy ways.

Bottom Line Thinking

Do you get impatient with people dragging out a story where the point could be summed up in about 3 seconds or less?

When a Head Line travels across the palm on a steady course, then flips upward at the end, its owner may have an uncontrollable urge to get to the bottom line and speak his or her truth. It’s as if the pinkie finger is invisibly pulling the end of the Head Line upward.

Bottom Line Mind

This long Head Line indicates a super processor with the ability to dart to the bottom line at lightning speed. This person is aware of what is really going on behind the scenes.  She can condense a two-hour movie into two sentences. The author of the CliffsNotes who summarized the literary work of War and Peace probably had the Bottom Line Mind Head Line configuration. 

One owner of this line configuration told me, “It can be very painful to listen to someone drag out a story or an explanation when I already know where it’s going. I’ve learned how crucial it is to be patient and to bite my tongue so that others can finish speaking.”

It’s important for the person with this marking to find an approving audience for his agile, extra-aware, no-nonsense mind, otherwise he may be considered ruthless. When someone is wired for getting to the bottom line and telling it like it is spontaneously, he can appear quite insensitive. Friends and family may not have praised his urge to “get to the point” or his skill in doing so. The best remedy is for such a person is to have an outlet in which he can be fully engaged in truth-telling, while being in an arena where he is accepted and acknowledged for that skill.

Key Words: Alertness, shrewdness, astuteness, callousness

Bottom Line Mind Positive: Count on me for the truth without fluff.

Bottom Line Mind Negative: Without being tactful, my sharp, bottom line mind can alienate friends and family or, worse, I’ll stuff it all in self-condemnation.

Mantra: With grace and diplomacy I use my laser-sharp mind effectively in a setting where I am received.

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Free Mastermind October, 2016

Welcome!  

The handprints below will be analyzed and discussed during the AAHA Free Hand Factor Mastermind Webinar on Wed. Oct. 12th, 2016. Feel free to print the handprints and make notes as the prints are discussed. Your questions will be welcome in the chat feature during the live webinar. If you would like to be added to the Free Mastermind subscription simply email packard.kay@gmail.com with, “Yes, add me to your MM.” You will receive an invitation to submit handprints, join upcoming calls, and receive the recording after the call.  Hope to see you soon!

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Farrah ~ age 2

Farrah just turned two in June. Her mom was a big help in this printing and the first time when she was only 7 weeks old (below).

Printing 7-week-old Farrah

 Printing Farrah’s hands for the first time when she was 7-weeks old (above)

Here she is, below.

Farrah waving July 2015

 

Farrah hand with mag glass Jul 2015

She held her hands so still, I could see and record all of her fingerprints. I felt very lucky in her willingness to ‘play’ with me.

Farrah right print July 25 2015

Farrah Left print 1 July 25 2015

Farrah hand w Mommy handFarrah’s hand in Mommy’s hand

AAHA Feb 2015 Mastermind

American Academy of Hand Analysis Feb Mastermind - FreeGreetings Friends! Welcome back to the free Hand Factor Mastermind tele-calls. Below are the handprints Kay will discuss on Thursday, February 12, 2015 – 4pm-5:15pm Pacific Time. Submitters and participants are welcome to ask questions during the call. If you would like to join us you are welcome to send an email to packard.kay@gmail.com with, “Yes, add me to your mm.” Invitations for handprints and the upcoming calls are sent to the subscribers of the Hand Factor Free Mastermind calls.

 

 

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MM Feb 2015 02 Marinna Left

 

MM Feb 2015 03 Marinna Question

MM Feb 2015 04_05 Darshan  (click to open)

MM Feb 2015 06_07 Michele (click to open)

You, Your Vitality System and the Holiday Season

by Kay Packard, M.A.

Published in the Valley Voice Newspaper December 19, 2013.

Knowing what your Life Line has to say about you can help you elevate from grumble to grace during this holiday season. In hand analysis, the length, shape and quality of this line are associated with the physical body, awareness of and attention to the physical world. Your Life Line indicates your ability to get-up-and-go and your needs for rest and rejuvenation. This line is one of the three major lines in the palm. The other two major lines are the Heart and Head Lines. The Life Line is carved on the inside of the hand around the mound where the thumb connects to the palm (see figure 1).

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Fig. 1 Arrows pointing to a long and curving Life Line

Let me put one myth to rest – the length of the Life Line does not predict the length of one’s life. It does show concerns about protection and preservation of the body. This is considered the line of family and tribe because we build our physical constitution within our tribe. As humans, we look to our community for support and safety. As we feel safe in our clan, our core energy system is more likely to be in balance.

The Life Line is associated with the element of the Earth and is associated with roots and productivity. If you have a long, clear and deep Life Line (Fig. 1, above), you are down to earth, with a strong sense of security and stamina for living. Likewise, if you have a short or hard-to-see Life Line (figure 2), you will feel a constant restlessness, a bit edgy, with a tendency to ‘fly’.  You may be living on the surface of life, staying busy, but not really “digging in” and planting yourself.

As a master hand analyst, I read the Life Line for:

– Personal vitality

– Stability and energy management

– Physical strength and stamina; vigor and verve

– Relationship to the sense of physical safety

Long, clear and unobstructed Life Lines belong to people who are in sync with their environment and maintain stability in their physical body even under stressful situations like shopping at Costco on a Sunday afternoon. There is a natural rhythm in the routine activities of life. They dig in and live life to the fullest surrounded by the natural elements such as mountains, rivers, trees and parks.

If your Life Line is long, deep and clear you are strong in vitality and physical condition. You have a robust nature and staying power. You are tuned into your body and effectively utilize your energy system, like rock climbers, marathon runners, skiers, and yoga gurus.

During this holiday season, you may be the one to corral the family for a hike, an outdoor BBQ (even if it’s 50 degrees) or drive to Sequoia National Park. Keep in mind; this may not be everyone’s dream for a family gathering. While your stamina is high, do keep to your routine as much as possible so that you don’t become resentful. 

AAHA Weak Life Line

Fig. 2 Short and scattering Life Line – Reluctant to rest

If your Life Line is short, delicate and scattered like figure 2, you have difficulty resting. Your personal anchor and grounding system has been compromised. You may be quite familiar with living in a routine of ‘flight’. You might feel like you’re constantly scrambling to get life in order; “There is not enough time to get it all done.” Core survival issues play havoc in your life and family. At worst, the sense of support from family is severely lacking which creates a shortage of trust in the tribal system. If your tribal system is at risk you will most likely question your contributions to and position in society, asking, “Do I belong here?”  Doubt in one’s role in the community can cause anxiety and internal tension that, in turn, creates a deep-seated urge to create safety and to keep others safe. When this is recognized, understood and addressed that owner can successfully implement a plan for poise and stability on a regular basis.

Short and weak Life Line rescue kit: Take ample time to renew. Heed the call of restlessness and take a deep breath. Schedule time in your routine to plant your feet on the ground by taking walks or hiking. Gravitate to authentic members in your village.

In summary, if you own of a short Life Line, you can transcend grumble to grace by setting personal agreements for well-deserved rest and renewal. If you have a long, well-etched Life Line, you can bring the outdoors inside if the family doesn’t share in your zest for the environment.  In either scenario, remember this is a time to relish in our tribal bonds in gratitude for the security of the root established in our community. 

Kay is a Master Hand Analyst and Teacher who lives in Three Rivers, California. She offers long distance hand analysis sessions and training programs.

Life Line PDF version to print and share.

Thumb Curves and You

Have you noticed how people’s thumb curve?  Some are straight and some curve, while resting in their natural position.  How do your thumbs pose? Notice these thumbs on a man I met at a gathering.

Thumb Shapes

 

Click this Thumb Curve Diagram three page document for a simple Thumb Lesson – What does it mean when your thumbs are straight or curved? Are you ruled by reason or emotion? Consider both your left hand and right hand thumbs.