Finding The Most Dominant Hand

It is obvious to look at somebody when writing to find their most dominant hand, but there are a few ways to find somebodies most dominant hand. One of these ways is that a person will most probably but their mobile phone or wallet on the side of their most dominant hand in their pocket (Mostly Males). I know I always put my phone in my left pocket without even thinking about it however, some people may put phones and wallets in their pocket in which they feel most comfortable. So do not go on this alone, try and find other ways to see which is their more dominant hand by seeing what hand they hold a glass in or what hand they use to answer the phone on to support your answer.

For women, they will usually put their hand bag or carry their bag in their more dominant hand as they will feel more natural, but do not go on this alone. Women will also usually apply make up or other things to their face with their more dominant hand as it is usually the more steady of the two.

Another way to find out is, to look at what foot the person takes their first step on. The balance of probability is that the side of which the foot is first stepped on to is their strongest or most dominant side, therefore it is probably that side of which their strongest hand is on.

In an aggressive or dangerous situation, people with slight knowledge of fighting or self defence will turn so that their strongest side of the body is the furthest away from the person or object in which is dangerous. This is like boxing in which the strongest arm is the furthest away from the opponent, so that the stronger and more critical punches are from their strongest side. This may not be as visible in public but a person will slightly turn their body into this stance unconsciously. It may be just a slight leg movement or just a dropped shoulder which occurs but it is a good way to find a persons strongest side.

Do not take one of these into account, try and find other sources of evidence to back up your answer to try and figure out the most probable of the two arms which is their dominant side. It is good to try this on people you have only just met or people you don’t know very well. I suggest practicing this as often as you can, and you will discover your own ways to identify a persons most dominant hand.

I would like to hear about what you have discovered and other observations you have done to figuring out a persons most dominant side.


Reading People’s Hand Movements (Body Language)

Studies have shown that a lot of the communication we do is through the hands, whether it be explaining in more detail or showing how you are coming across to the person. To read somebody’s hand movements is very important and i recommend to all readers to try this out.

When shaking hands with somebody look at how they hold their hand out to shake your hand. Most people will do it straight onwards so the hands are connecting horizontally. However some people may hold their hand with their palms facing down, this is a sign that they are indicating they want to be the ‘boss’ or in charge so to speak. This goes back years and years and can relate to arm wrestling. Hence the winner or the arm wrestle will have their hand on the top of their opponents with their palm facing down.

Some people may use their hands as barriers. if somebody is getting too close or even to personal the person may lift their hands up sub-consiously  to create a gap from the two people. This is quite a clear and easy sign that the person is feeling un easy or the topic of conversation is getting to personal.

When a person is feeling bored or disinterested, you may find them tapping their hands on a part of their body or an object, however if you speak to them directly or say something that may interest them they will stop and focus on what you are saying. This will be very visible in a work place like an office meeting or in schools.

Another hand movement that may show a sign is when a person is talking about somebody or something. They may be saying they like that person or that they have done well at something and smiling, but if you look at their hands they may be clenching their fist or another aggressive hand gesture. This will may show what the person really thinks of that person in the topic of conversation, like they don’t like them or they are jealous of what they have done.

When speaking to a stranger, a person may form a barrier from them which could be folding the arms or holding an object further out from the body than they usually would. However after sometime of talking the person will lower their hands and arms and open up more once they have familiarised themselves with the person and got to know them better.

Another sign is mostly for women. When a woman is attracted to another person they will start to play with a small object if they have it on their possession. for example a woman could be holding a glass and when she is attracted to another person she will start to play with the glass in slow and caressing movements. like stroking the glass or running her finger around the rim or base of the glass. This may be an indicator showing that she really is attracted to the person she is talking to.

Reading People’s Hand Movements

I will be uploading a new post soon on reading peoples hand movements and how these might explain what they are feeling towards you or in general and also how to look for these signs. Keep an eye out for this post, as i feel that it may be very useful for all people to observe others in relation to hand movements and gestures.