What is Dermatoglyphics?
Dermatoglyphics is a very old and globally popular science in which the ridges and patterns present
on one’s finger are studied and analyzed. About 4000 years ago people began to identify one‘s personality & behavior by fingerprints.
In 1892, the famous English Anthropologist, Francis Galton published his book, in which he shared
the methods of identifying the fingerprint types, which are called Whorl, Loop, Arch & Accidental.
In 1926, Dr. Cummins, the father of Dermatoglyphics started his research on the same.
Over the years, by various researches and thesis it has been proven that no two people can have the
same fingerprints. And once a child is born his fingerprints are completely developed, and they
remain unchanged till the end of life. Fingerprints start developing from 13th week of gestation
period and this is the same period when the brain of the fetus also starts developing. It has been
proven that the fingerprints reveal so many things about an individual like his personality,
behaviour, inborn talent, multiple intelligences, intelligence quotient, emotional quotient,
creativity quotient etc. Today Dermatoglyphics is being used all over the world for different
findings like genetic disorder, psychological disorder, medical, human research, etc.
Dermatoglyphics is being used in various fields and multiple purposes like Medical, Psychological,
Health, Counselling,Education, HR, Career, Matrimonial, Parenting and many more.
Key Researchers and References
The Hand As a mirror of Systemic Disease – Theodore J. Berry, MDFACP 1963
The Doctor’s Mann – Guide to Better Health Through Dermatoglyphics – Eugene Scheimann – 1969
Hand of Clinical Dermatoglyphs – Musallam S Eibualy & Joan D Schinderier, University of Miami
Press, 1971 Dermatoglyphics in Medical Disorder – Blanka Schauman & Milton Alter – New York,
Springer Verlag 1976 Hand Psychology – Andrew Fitzherbert – 1989
Dermatoglyphics of Schizophrenics – Amrita Bagga – New Delhi , Mittal Publications, 1989
Trends in Dermatoglyphics Research – Norris M Durham 1990 The Learning Revolution – Leannette Vos &
Cordon Dryden, 1994 The Emotional Brain – Joseph Le Daux, 1996
The Science of Fingerprints – U.S. Department of Justice, FBI
Frames of Mind – Dr. Howard Gardner, 1998