Fun Test: What the Shape of Your Hands Reveals About Your Personality

Fun Test: What the Shape of Your Hands Reveals About Your Personality

The study of palms is an ancient cultural practice and it can reveal some of the hidden depths within us.

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Editor's note: This article was originally published on December 18, 2019. It has since been updated.

Just like the zodiac signs are categorized into four elements, air, water, earth, and fire, palmistry also categorizes people into the same four elements. The study of your palms or hands, known as chirology, has been a part of many cultures. It can reveal your deepest darkest thoughts, behavioral traits, strengths, and weaknesses. Whether you are curious about other people or you want to dig deeper into your own, this can be a window into their personality.


There are four different kinds of hands in palmistry and their meanings are closely related to what zodiac signs mean. However, that doesn't mean a Cancer sign person would have a water element hand. People have layers and layers within them and anyone could have traits of a water sign whether their zodiac corresponds or not.

Here are the four categories palmistry divides people into:

1. Earth

Earth palm

The Earth palm is square in shape and with short fingers. Just like your zodiac counterparts, you are organized, practical, and hardworking. You like to stay drama-free and your way of showing affection is by doing something for people that will help them in their daily lives. You are one of the people everyone around you knows to be reliable and dependable. Others seek you out for your practical advice. However, you can be stubborn and rigid. It might be hard for you to see other people's points of view and that may give rise to conflict. This kind of hand corresponds to the astrological signs of Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.


2. Fire

Fire palm

The person with a Fire palm would have long and rectangular palms with short fingers in comparison. If you are one of them, you prefer being in charge of things. You are known for your charm and personality, even if you are an introvert. When you decide to socialize, people are mostly wowed by your attitude towards life. You may thrive on thrill and like to push yourself hard but sometimes you are unaware of your boundaries. You tend to burn out and wallow in self-pity. Adding a little patience into your life will help you thrive. This hand is associated with the astrological signs of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.

3. Air

Air palm


If you have an Air hand, then your palm is square in shape and you have long fingers. You are an intellectual and witty person who keeps yourself active. You prefer long conversations with people you are close to about things that interest you. Sometimes, you might lean towards people who have the same interests as you. While you have many friends, you can't say that all of them are close to you. You are slow to let people into your personal life and prefer to keep most people at an arm's length. Emotions may not be your strong suit but you make up in other ways. It is linked to the astrological signs of Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.

4. Water

Water palm

If you are someone with a rectangular and long palm with long fingers too, then you have a Water hand. Your strength lies in your control over your emotional life, though that control slips from time to time. Your feelings guide most of your decisions and following your gut instinct comes naturally. You are also a creative and sensitive soul, and find ways to express your talents. You prefer to have a calm surrounding since handling stress and chaos is not your strongest trait. The Water hand is connected to the zodiac signs of Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.

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