The hand should be 1/10 of the height. We expect that someone who is 1.75 m in height would have a hand that is 17.5 cm long, in the flesh as well as on a handprint. Anything above that and the hand is long; below that and it’s short.
In addition, the width of the hand should be proportionate to the build of the person. A glance will confirm that.
For those who like exact measurements, we would advise them to measure the length of the middle finger against the width of the second world of the palm. If the finger is shorter, the hand is wide. A wide hand is most often found with a square palm; the elongation of the palm into a rectangular shape almost always produces a narrow hand.
As a general rule, the shape of the hand corresponds to the morphology of the body. Both a chubby hand on a plump person and a thin hand on someone lanky fall within the norm.
A wide hand in a woman reveals a wide pelvis favourable for bearing children.
In Summary: A dilation of the shape indicates the dynamism of action, the centrifugal force of expansion and the generous radiation of energy. A contraction of the shape, on the contrary, takes in and retains concentrated energy that finds its application in reflection more than in action. Therefore, the wide hand is radiant, demonstrative and made for quantity; the long hand is absorbent, concentrated, and made for quality.
A hand that is proportionately wider than the build of the subject indicates weight loss due to an emotional shock or an illness.
The average hand: It conforms to the measurements established by the norm; it defines a personality that appears balanced, whose energy adapts itself harmoniously to the demands of life. But reading the inside of the palm might reveal some surprises.
2/ Nonstandard hands:
These are in the majority.
The non-standard hand is proportionately longer or shorter than the height of the individual. Non-standard also applies to the hand that is wide or narrow relative to the build.
1/ The long hand: shows patience, perseverance, order, meticulousness; someone who is slow, gets into the details, goes over things with a fine-tooth comb and accomplishes work of quality.
2/ The short hand: sees the big picture without getting into the details. Someone built for action who doesn’t reflect long before acting, and can commit serious errors due to inattention and poor judgment.
3/ The wide hand: spreads itself on the horizontal level. It shows someone who takes up a lot of space and takes their place with optimism and confidence. They heedlessly sprawl out in loud displays when debating ideas and express their moods with emotional and brutal outspokenness.
N.B.: The wide hand can also be long: it is then said to be big.
4/ The big hand: belongs to people who are whole and conscientious, enamored with details and precision; they make good specialists, but not good heads of corporations due to their slowness and lack of vision.
5/ The small hand: makes for someone lively, joyous, sociable, cheerful and alert. Though very pleasant company, these hyperactive people can prove irritable, impulsive and cranky when confronted with any slowdown in their rhythms, as they spiral out of control, without reflection.
6/ The narrow hand: the opposite of the wide hand. Someone reserved, who doesn’t show off. Since they are concerned with the opinions of others, they choose to watch rather than engage. Fearful and secretive, they give the impression of hiding something. They display discretion and dedication to their work.
These measurements give a very general idea of the personality; they represent the skeleton, the shell, the conch; the contents will flesh out and complete the portrait.
Extract from : Hands Up!