Please join me in this interview with Jo Hayden who received her AAHA Hand Analysis Certification in September 2017. Jo resides in Brisbane, Australia
Q: When, where and with who did you start your hand analysis training?
A: Jena Griffiths and Patti Barton in July 2015.
Q: When did you actually start reading hands?
A: I have been reading hands and studying them since 1991, Professionally since 2015.
Q: About how many hands do you read in a month?
A: Mini readings 20 – 30; full readings approx. 6-10.
Q: How do your 25-minute readings turn into full readings?
A: If I come across someone that has a full hand of markings and has a real desire to go deeper into their hands, I tell them about the longer reading and that they can get a copy of their hand prints with a full recorded session.
Q: What mental mindsets have been most helpful to you to increase the number of readings you are doing?
A: Passion and enthusiasm.
Q: Do you do group readings?
A: I have done home parties with a maximum of 7 readings in a day at a person’s home. I would charge $90 to $111 each. They received hand prints also.
Q: How does someone hear that you do group readings?
A: Word of mouth at Fairs and Markets.
Q: Do you mind me asking what is your current fee for a reading?
A: My current fee is $111 for 1 hour and $40 for 25 minutes at Fairs.
Q: How did you go about increasing your fee over time? How did you know when it was time to increase your fee?
A: After I became a fully-fledged Hand Analyst, I was more able to put my price up. I really like 111 as it is an angel number and people resonate with it. I know I could put it up and have been thinking of doing this after the financial year to $125 as this number adds up to 8 and this is my personal number and my birth-name number.
Let’s get up close and personal with fingerprints. In this article you’ll glimpse into what they can tell you about living your very best life and how you can benefit by knowing more about them.
What Fingerprints Can Tell You
Many people spend their entire lives trying to figure out what their purpose is. The life purpose lies deep within each person waiting to be discovered, exposed, lived and mastered. The Soul’s expression pours through one’s life purpose. This ‘expression’ can be awakened by deciphering the fingerprint patterns and translating the message to the owner of those fingerprints.
Richard Unger and Vernon Mahabal have influenced what we teach and use in our practice as a non-predictive scientific hand analysts. Following are key words related to various life purpose options decoded from a person’s fingerprints:
Behind every human being there is a force to live. Everyone has a desire for self-fulfillment. Describing to someone their life purpose puts them squarely on the path to become everything he or she is capable of becoming. When one is living as they were truly meant to live, fully and completely, liberation abounds.
Undeniably, FREEDOM is the life experience when one owns their life purpose-power.
This is a growth process. The growth catalyst IS clearly encoded in the fingerprint patterns.
The Journey Into Hand Analysis
Hand analysis practitioners become trail guides for self-discovery, self-actualization, freedom and life-fulfillment. Can you imagine how rewarding that could be- to be either the giver or the receiver of such insight?
Each of us has an inner acorn, capable of becoming an exquisite royal oak. Do you want to help individuals inner-acorn’s sprout and reach full aliveness?
If so, check out AAHA Associate Faculty Teacher Linda Salazar’s upcoming Life Purpose Foundations Intensive starting in September. You’ll learn the essentials of reading fingerprints, lines, shapes, color and consistency of the hands to help people get a broad view into their true nature.
Linda says, “We all want to feel like we belong. We want to feel seen. We want to feel understood. And yet, for many, that’s not how it feels at all. The information in this hand analysis training enables us to dive below the surface where the lifeline of connection exists.”
Many students rave about their own new found personal-awareness as a result of completing hand analysis training classes.
“And the day came when the risk (it took) to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”
It’s quite exciting for a hand reader to find a Whorl pattern in the palm of the hand. To find a Whorl in both palms of a person’s hands is doubly sensational.
In nature, the Whorl (above) is not ordinarily found. Although you’ve probably seen them on the digits (fingers and thumbs) of the hand. The concentric circles, creating the whorl symbol, can also be found on the surface of a tree trunk after it’s been cut down.
Finding a Whorl in the Mars Mount of the hand is a big deal and must be elevated to great importance in the reading. Advanced Martian living becomes the life purpose, where the owner will feel most fulfilled and satisfied in his or her life.
These two hands (above) came across my desk this week and both, belonging to the same owner, have Whorls on the Mount of Mars (inside pink colored circles). Some professional readers may call these glyphs Peacocks and I wouldn’t argue. Either way, the implication needs to be elevated to Life Purpose position.
Mars (Roman)/Ares (Greek) is known as the God of War.
Ares as the embodiment of aggression, has been one of the strongest forces working through human history. He is Olympos’ “Action Man,” the god of war and strife, the restless and turbulent lover, thriving on conflict and rejoicing in the delight of battle. In Ares we see our own aggression raw and bloody, before civilization tempered or repressed it. – Arianna Stassinopoulos, The Gods of Greece
“Of the twelve Olympians, The Greeks places Ares in the least respected position because of his irrationality and battle frenzy. He represented the uncontrollable lust for battle and bloodshed. In contrast, as Mars, the Romans held him in high regard, second only to Jupiter (Roman)/Zeus (Greek) in importance.” – Jean Shinoda Bolan, Gods in Every Man
The story and imagery portrayed in mythology is fascinating. The archetypal associations in our lives is quite relevant when more deeply investigating and understanding our motivations, values and preferences.
When describing what the Whorl in the Mars zone of the hand means to the owner, the hand reader will be spot on when dialoging about the Mars/Ares archetypal patterns of engagement.
When discussing a strong Mars Mount, Star or Whorl in this area I refer to Diana/Wonder Woman with women, Clark Kent/Superman to men and the Incredible Hulk to children and teens. Each represent Hero’s and Protectors. Brutus (as in Popeye), as Brawler, is an alternative side of Mars that will most likely be part of the owners learning journey at some point or another.
Ares and Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, were notable lovers. Both love and war come together in this union. Great passion is portrayed in love and war so unleashed passion is not surprising for the Action Wo/Man. Having an appropriate outlet for this eminent level of vitality is important for the health and well-being of this archetype.
Standing up for the underdog brings fulfillment to the owner with a well-marked Mars zone, which includes a Whorl here. The Warrior needs a cause, something to stand for, to protect. The Whorl indicates a life purpose where his or her exceptional courage and bravery must be exercised.
Martians do best when using their fierce nature, defending those who are unable to stand up for themselves – such as mistreated animals, foster children, veterans or battered women – to name a few. However, if this hero-type doesn’t have an appropriate cause for all this energy, he or she just may end up feeling weak and cowardly, or the opposite – impulsively violent.
Just like the Lion in “Wizard of Oz,” owners of a Mars Whorl must have a bold and fearless course of action to devote their enthusiasm toward. The aim is to evolve from Ares into Mars, the battle-lusting Greek God of War into the protector of the community, successfully navigating conflict as the Roman Mars.
Look for the Mars archetype in the following vocations: Commander in Chief, Athletic coach, building demolition, construction, conflict resolution, advocacy.
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Below are conversations had on Facebook about the above article after being posted:
Jennifer Hirschsuch a precious find, magnificent! I wonder about the contradiction of the less assertive traits shown in the short low set water finger of the left hand…. fascinating!
American Academy of Hand AnalysisGood eye Jennifer. With the low set and short Jupiter, he might go either way – less assertive and lacking confidence and/or pushy, getting angry when feeling disrespected.
Brent Bruning“The Greeks places Ares in the least respected position because of his irrationality and battle frenzy. He represented the uncontrollable lust for battle and bloodshed. In contrast, as Mars, the Romans held him in high regard, second only to Jupiter (Roman)/Zeus (Greek) in importance” — brilliant, love it. And they are overwhelmingly attracted to being the hero for underdogs no question. I found this in the horror film director Michael Steiner who wrote the film Grounding in defense of the people who lost their job, as well as a great horror film Sennentuschi. My brother has one as well – who built an international company rescuing reclaimed tai-furniture (wagon wheels) and making it as furniture. Mars has a conflict side for sure and all of them are attracted to hot irons. But they also have a playful side, the need for liberation and exalt and defend the childlike freedom and kids’s rights to explore boundaries and go through initiations. Great article. My brother below. No conflict there hahaha.
Brent BruningHe has been a lifelong case study. Fought in high school, had the Mustang car at 14, very popular with girls and guys looked up to him, worked his way through college, fought during his graduation, left the corporation after 2 years to travel the world, surf, bartend and live in a shipping container on a beach in hawaii, start his own company, tear it all down, craft furniture, work with kids at camp, work with kids at university… everything mars.
The following article is intended to give you insight into the cornerstone of my upcoming EFT, Mythology and Mantras 6-Session workshop. Session #2 will focus on money because you’re worth it.
Have you considered how your beliefs and mental constructs unconsciously direct your stories, decisions and actions around money?
Phrases I’ve heard people say are…
“I hate money.”
“I always seem to just have enough to get by.”
“As quickly as it comes in, it goes out.”
“All that I need will show up – some way, somehow.”
“Money is my friend.”
These money lines range from negative to positive. Can you imagine how the [repeating] story affects the money outcome in a person’s life with each of the above phrases?
What story or phrase do you most say about money? What do you teach others through your words (thoughts and beliefs) about money?
What is the source of your money story? Did you hear aunt Matilda or uncle Fred make a statement about money that you find yourself repeating now?
Only when we get real about our thoughts and beliefs around money can we create new, empowering and lasting money choices.
In mythology Saturn is related to harvest and time. Trees, such as oranges, grow over time, in a designated season, with calculated attention to the system for planting, watering, trimming, warming, picking and taking to market. Therefore, key words for Saturn are: Value, responsibility, time and money.
Think about it. You exchange your money for things you value. You work, per agreements and contracts with bosses or clients, to generate revenue.
In this case, learning about Saturn, will help you understand more about the premise of money issues so that you can decide if you want to do anything differently.
Following are three highly effective ways I use Emotional Freedom Techniques, and you can too.
Getting clarity on a root-cause-thought must be revealed into the conscious mind otherwise it will lurk in the energy system of your body-field. Hence the unwanted story will never change. Help from a coach or EFT practitioner is needed to help guide someone to the core cause of money stories.
Creating a new empowering statement is used to replace the old way of thinking with the new desired way of thinking.
Tapping into the Wise Guide Inside to help you see the issue with fresh perspective is also highly effective in finding freedom around the loved or loathed topic of money.
Once the story line is identified, the source of it revealed, EFT statements are created and used during tapping, then we can design one or two powerful mantras. When a mantra is created with Spirit it becomes sacred.
While the mantra created with participants are personalized here is an example of one:
Through diligence, my money wisdom increases with time, contemplation, patience and structure.
In conclusion, the above gives a solid framework for examining the combination of EFT, mythology, mantras and money.
You were created as love because what created you is love. You can’t change the truth about yourself but you can hide it, deny it and feel unworthy to allow it.
The truth is you are the light of the world.
Because of unconscious and even conscious internal conflict, we attack. When we attack to protect ourselves, we perpetuate attack which can look like criticism, anger, resentment, judgment, fear, and more of the like.
What you project, you believe. What you clutch and cling to you strengthen within yourself.
Your purpose is to teach only love. So how do you teach only love in a world full of conflict, opposition and upside-down thinking?
Answer: Identify every obstacle to love so that it can be brought to truth.
Our hands provide God-given pointers to personal challenges we feed in our lives.
With proper guidance you can interpret what these markings imply, most importantly, the positive possibilities. Yes, there are positive sides to very difficult challenges mapped in the hands. These markings offer reliable road signs for getting back on track in life with grace and ease.
Following is an excerpt from the student workbook with 30 challenge markings.
Recognition: X’s dangling under the Heart Line below the Pinkie finger
Indicates issues of support from a trusted source.
Negative: Feels betrayed by lack of support from an authority figure who was believed to be trustworthy.
Positive: Sense of betrayal points you to become more authentic and faithful to yourself.
Growth and Integration: Opportunity to learn how to care for and support yourself regardless of outside support systems – or there-lack-of.
The good news is you are not stuck with these difficulties. You can choose differently as designed in the Growth and Integration statement. However, that cannot be accomplished without awareness.
In Forever Hold Your Peace by Linda Salazar she writes, “An unfamiliar road can be a scary path. But when it keeps showing up, again and again, it could be your Higher Mind urging you to bravely go where you’ve never gone before.”
Treasures are revealed when learning specifically what to do about those pesky problems and in turn create a personalized road map to chart a new course for a different destination: Peace.
When we are able to tune into peace, if only for an instant, we are well on our way to allowing the love that we were created to be.
Intended benefits of this workshop:
Bring your murky thoughts to awareness
Identify and release erroneous mental constructs
Gain new positive perceptions
Expanded levels of self-love
Personalized mantras to remember the truth in you
Inspiration to see, be and teach only love
Requirements: Willingness to be wrong about the way you think of yourself and others when thinking from a mind of confusion, conflict, doubt or hurt.
Goal: There is an unchangeable nature about yourself and we want to reach that Reality, that truth. You cannot find it outside yourself so we won’t look there.
Click here to join me for my upcoming live webinar workshop to learn how to identify 30 challenge markings and let conflict lead you to love. No experience of hand analysis required.
Allow what is most important to you to surface into your conscious mind. Some ways this can happen are through meditation, asking and hearing your Inner Voice, journaling, having a vision, a dream, a near death experience or a shamanic journey.
Pinpoint significant markings in your own two hands to understand your special talents, unique gifts and personal strengths and apply them as you take intentional steps forward.
Understand the archetypal patterns of power within you that contain a complete set of stories, beliefs, motivations and fears that give you direction in making choices that help you live a life you love.
Learn how to navigate internal conflicts and weave apparent opposites and paradoxes into a unified understanding and source of guidance.
Allow time for incubation. Through time a culmination of lessons, experiences, successes and realization give you signal that you’re on the right track.
Move into the future and ask yourself, “What do I want to know or say that I did, experienced or felt during my life time?”
Why find your life’s work?
Greg Bogart PhD gives us the best answer…
“Finding our vocation is one of the experiences that ultimately makes our lives fulfilling. It is the organizing theme that transforms the scattered fragments of our lives into a spiritually meaningful whole. It is a window from which we see a vision of our future. A vocation is a verse of the great song of creating, revealing our place and function in the vast universe, which is always calling to us, beckoning.”
The Rational Romantic Heart Line, linked to the element Air, is long, flat, and straight, and ends in the lower left quadrant formed by an imaginary cross below the index finger. See the image below with the arrows at the start and end of the Heart Line.
If you own this Heart Line, you are constantly assessing, analyzing, and pondering your own feelings and those of others. You loathe fights because disagreements give you even more to think, think, think about. Your thoughts swirl around you like the wind. One of your favorites songs might be “How Deep Is Your Love” by the Bee Gees. Meaningful conversations, in which you have time to actually dialog with another person are of utmost importance. Subtle nuances of words or facial expressions can put you into a tailspin of “What did she mean by that?” Your biggest challenge is to minimize your own mental editing. Overly processing feelings come naturally to the Rational Romantic, and your best trait is consideration. It’s very important for you to recognize and respect your own needs and desires and to make requests for those needs to be fulfilled.
Key Points: Thoughtfulness, consideration, intellectuality, high-mindedness, meaning, examination and indecisiveness.
Rational Romantic Positive: I am considerate and understanding of the thoughts and feelings of others.
Rational Romantic Negative: I can lose myself in ideals and excessive analysis of others.
Mantra: While I am appropriately thoughtful of the emotional needs of others, I am also aware of and honor my own passions.
Pretend a new destination you want to travel is Sequoia National Park, California. To get to your primary points of interest you’ll use 4 different map views: Area, General, Driving and Detail.
The Area map is the highest-level view showing the destination relative to the cities in the state of California.
The map of the General area shows Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, the neighboring National Forests and the names of the peaks and mountain ranges.
The Driving map gives a more detailed map of the roads, campgrounds, vista points, caves and curves in the road.
The Detailed map shows trails for walking, hiking and horseback riding.
All of these maps are provided to assure you reach your desired destination. People travel from all around the world to visit the giant trees in Sequoia National Park. I know because I live 6 miles from the gateway into the park.
Imagine traveling somewhere you’ve always wanted to go, where you’ve never been before, but without having a map!
How long would it take to arrive? You could stop and ask people for directions, but you know how country roads work; turn left after the big oak tree, drive for 3 miles then take another left at the big red rock…
Natural areas pose hazards. Roads become very narrow. They are winding and cut into very steep mountainsides. Over using automobile breaks instead of shifting into low gear can end very badly. Roads are subject to closure. Chains are required in winter. Be sure to gas up before entering the park because there are no gas stations. And most importantly don’t leave food or ice chests in the car otherwise curious and hungry bears will tear off the door of your car to have a tasty snack.
Similarly, the lines in your hands offer assorted types of maps to pinpoint obstacles, cautionary signs as well as the best route to your most fulfilling destination, per se.
In truth, this ride isn’t about getting to a static point but to experience your ‘right life’ – consciously. Right life is living in your most natural state, like the sun rising and falling, without effort. When I say consciously I mean where you are being present and aware of yourself in now-time.
In this being-ness resides pure joy.
However, there is an aspect in all of us that resists change. Our reptilian brain likes the status quo. It fears anything new. To grow into our highest potential we must act courageously and take new roads into the unknown.
Transformation happens when we let go and surrender to our natural path – like the caterpillar changing into a butterfly.
Transformation offers the essence of the creature to be empowered in its own right.
I’ve designed a fabulous 6-hour LIVE webinar course for hand readers called Revolution of Purpose. A revolution is necessary now because, more than ever before, it is time to plunge into unknown territories where competing distractions keep us stuck, confused and playing small.
Now is the time to stand up to the fear behind our unconscious habit patterns and withdraw all power given to that fear.
In revolution we rise up.
In revolution we become dogged, earnest and one-pointed toward the purpose, which in this case is our natural state. It’s time for you to stand up on behalf of your client and hold him or her as powerful in his or her highest potential.
We are here wandering through many life-classrooms to develop skills to return to our true Self; to remember the Source of our Being. The human hand and the fingerprints carry the code to expedite that homecoming. But willingness, courage, understanding and earnestness are required on behalf of the traveler.
This is where you, Mr. or Ms. Hand Reader come in. Whether you’ve trained for two months, two years or two decades, you have an almost unimaginable significance to contribute to the whole.
In Revolution of Purposeyou’ll revisit your reason for being, re-activate your potential and regain momentum for living on purpose – fully and completely. You’ll also explore advanced language encoded into the fingerprint patterns and give every single one of your clients pinpointing and concrete direction to formulate a high level life map. Learn how to direct them more precisely as they decide to look at the detailed maps and observe the cautionary signs. Staying on the road is key.
The purpose of life is to live.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897-1981) said, “Living is Life’s only purpose.”
“There is no question of failure, neither in the short run nor in the long. It is like traveling a long and arduous road in an unknown country. Of all the innumerable steps there is only the last, which brings you to your destination. Yet you will not consider all previous steps as failures. Each brought you nearer to your goal, even when you had to turn back to by-pass an obstacle. In reality each step brings you to your goal, because to be always on the move, learning, discovering, unfolding, is your eternal destiny.”
We are remembering into the undivided, unified WHOLE of Awareness. On this journey opposition is required. How can light be understood without knowing darkness? How can peace know itself without not-peace (chaos)?
Use contrast to live in joy.
Abraham says the purpose of life is to live in joy, being thrilled with our involvement in the expansion of consciousness. She wants us to ‘chew on contrast’ to use what we don’t want as a vibrational rocket of desire toward that which we do want. You might like to listen to this 13-minute recording by Abraham where a member of the audience asks, “What is the ultimate purpose.” The dialog is stimulating and builds a solid case for living with purpose.
Fingerprints reflect a vibrational imprint and when correctly interpreted provide a direct path to ultimate living.
Richard Unger, author of LifePrints said the Navajo Indians have a saying about fingerprints: “The Great Spirit breathes in the breath of life, and the tracks of that breath become our fingerprints.”
A particular paradox is encoded in each person’s unique set of fingerprints which depicts upside and downside possibilities. Each side must be revealed and experienced so that the opposites can be transcended and unity understood.
The relative universe (life) provides the grounds for Absolute Truth, the undivided, unified WHOLE of Existence.
In other words, your manifested form allows the Infinite/Source to know and experience Itself and it’s inherent qualities such as unconditional love, infinite creative ability and pure joy.
So let’s expedite our muddling through the muck and help our clients do the same. You are the translator of a life mapping system coded into the uniquely designed fingerprints. You are a mighty messenger for aliveness.
“A map does not just chart, it unlocks and formulates meaning; it forms bridges between here and there, between disparate ideas that we did not know were previously connected.” -Reif Larsen
Hand reader, do check out this live webinar course… And keep up the great work. And if you’re not a hand reader and you want to learn how to decipher the fingerprint code check out the programs I offer at www.academyofhandanalysis.org. Private training is gladly offered, as well.
Your short lesson today is about a marking that can appear in the hand called a Neptune Star.
The Neptune Star is a six-pointed star that looks like an asterisk in the bottom middle area of the palm on the Neptune Mount.
The configuration of this star will not include the Life or Fate Line. This marking can usually be seen with the naked eye and sometimes on the inked handprint if the lowest section of the palm is captured on the print. Look carefully for this glyph because it does like to hide. On rare occasion more than one star can be found in this location. In such case, the following description intensifies and needs to become even more of a centerpiece in one’s life.
At his or her best, the owner of a Neptune Star comes to profound understanding and awareness through unfathomable waves of intense emotion.
Neptune is the mythological god of water and the sea. Think about the sea and what happens there? The deepest chasm of the ocean has its own rhythm and experiences unpredictable storm systems. The ocean itself sways between the extremes of majestic stillness and unforgiving squalls. Emotions are ruled by the element of water hence the relationship with tranquility and tumult.
The owner of this star can be utterly baffled on the path to understanding the ‘gift’ in this marking. He or she may be riddled with tears and have no words why. When people close by ask “why are you crying?” s/he is unable to articulate the ‘reason’ because even s/he does not have a reason why. The ‘happy’ tears can come just as easily as the ‘sad’ tears. This depth of sea employs no rationality.
Astrologer Paul Grell said, “Neptune reaches both the most sublime heights and the lowest depths.” When the awareness of this keen and profound understanding is grasped just enough, the owner can begin exploring her own deep and heavy feelings. These feelings are most likely difficult, unpredictable, scary, and dark and whatever else happens in the deep, deep oceans.
Grief Counselors help people through nearly unbearable transitions. Hospice Workers guide and prepare listeners through the death experience to new realms of life. Owning this marking and the accompanying traits will enhance the ability, approach and success of these counselor types. Psychic Medium, John Edwards of Crossing Over may have this marking of profound awareness along with the ability to translate that understanding to individuals who are in deep pain, ache and tenderness due to loss.
If you see this marking in someone’s hand just ‘sit’ with him or who who may be out of touch with what he or she doesn’t know he or she’s out of touch with. Sitting with the owner means being quiet, still, and holding space for the deep seas to stir in accord to his or her own restlessness – within. Be prepared to gently offer a tissue with eyes of support and compassion. There is no need to ask any questions, formulate any assessments or move to the next marking in the hand.
If you own this marking its completely natural to feel stuck in overwhelm and confusion around the intense emotional waves that run through the core of your being. It can feel like you’re drowning. At times you may feel introverted, vague, fearful, delusional and/or uncontrollable rage. This is completely normal on your learning journey to deep awareness. As you observe the confusion around your emotions know that you are now on the path with great compassion for advancement to a place of higher wisdom beyond reason. You can cultivate Divine inspiration from being impressionable to the myriad of emotions surrounding you. Consider positioning yourself to assist others with your unique gift. These fields may include Grief Counselors, Poets, Actors, AA/NA Sponsors, Funeral Directors and Hospice Workers.
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
A) Struggle, feeling ruthless and cold
B) Become completely masked and placate people around, diminishing his/her lightning quick mind.
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.