Bottom Line Thinking

How to Spot the Bottom Line Thinker

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.

Here we have someone who is highly alert, shrewd and clever.

The Bottom Line Thinker Head Line

Good News: Quick, Sharp and Clever Supercomputer

The long Head Line implies a supercomputer, and the upward flip denotes the ability to dart to the bottom line at lightning speed. This person is aware of what is really going on behind the scenes. He or she is quite astute and 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 Thinker Head Line configuration.

Bad News Possibility:

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.”

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 or her urge to “get to the point” or his or her skill in doing so.

Favorable Outlets and Vocations

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 callous and ruthless.

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.

Positive vocations for the Bottom Line Thinker would be as a consultant, coach, heart surgeon, attorney, security officer, fire captain, magazine or pod cast editor.

Strength: Count on me for the truth without fluff.

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

Money Mindset: With consideration I use my laser-sharp mind effectively in self-employment or in an occupation where I am and highly appreciated and financially compensated.

Breakthrough Questions: What’s your secret to tactfully get others’ to the bottom line?