Friday, January 7, 2011

Rahul Dravid's hand reading

Rahul Dravid is known as “the wall” for his enormous resistance or staying power. Is this quality present on his hand? Generally speaking, the “resistance” that people have can be due to several overt reasons – strong will-power and determination, a cool head and inner mental strength. In Dravid’s case it is more to do with his extraordinary will power and cool head and less to do with mental strength.

Strong will power and a cool head is a formidable combination. In Rahul, these qualities are present not in average amounts, but in great amounts. The length of Dravid's thumb, the size and shape of his hand, the lack of a developed Mars, the square tips of his fingers, and long balanced Head Line all contribute to this. There is no doubt that Rahul can push himself to an extreme degree. His self control is just about amazing. Check out a photo of his hand here.

His intensity (shape of Saturn finger) and ambitious nature (Jupiter) further strengthen his will power and focus. All his fingers are strong and well shaped, giving him an added balance of personality. Headline and Life Line are good, although his Heart Line not being clearly visible in hand photographs limited the reading. Dravid has an excellent thumb as well, with a long first phalange of the thumb giving him an almost bull-headed determination.

His intelligence cannot be underestimated. Not only is he intelligent, he has a broad perspective on issues, has the ability to think as well as the ability to plan (Head Line, fingers). He is also a warm person at heart and likes people (Venus). His Mercury finger and thumb in fact show a marked shrewdness, diplomacy, and an understanding of people. He can be a smooth talker. He also has organizational ability (thumb, Head Line) and the ability to get things done. All these qualities indicate that Rahul Dravid has the ability to lead a team. But when he was in his prime he did not reach his potential. One wonders why.

There could be several reasons for this. Perhaps it is his lack of boldness and some cautiousness that prevented him from making a mark as a Captain (Saturn finger, closeness between Head and Life lines). Taking risks and making bold decisions is a part and parcel of the job of a Captain and Dravid loses out here. His hand also reveals some element of cynicism and insecurity when it comes to the success of others. Without a closer look at the lines of his hand I cannot comment further on this aspect of his character.

The developed mounts Rahul’s palm are his Jupiter, Moon and Venus. The characteristics of these mounts form the basis of his personality.

When it comes to inner mental strength, it is not as if Rahul lacks it, but when one compares the strength of this quality to some of his other qualities, then it seems he needs more of it. Every personality characteristic needs to seen in perspective. His Moon is too strong, giving him imagination, restlessness and sensitiveness, alongwith a slight diffidence. Jupiter gives him ambition and his reputation matters to him above all else. His Saturn shows insecurity. To balance out these strong aspects of his character he needs a better Mars. For the kind of success he aims for, the kind of position Dravid has reached, particularly in the sports arena where there are ups and downs, mental strength is what keeps a person’s confidence up. Mental strength is primarily about fighting qualities and these are shown by the three different Mars Mounts and include aggressiveness, pushiness, and a stoic, never-say-die attitude in the face of failure and criticism. Dravid may be a calm person with a cool head and does have a fair amount of resistance, but not enough.

Reading anyone's personality is a complex and difficult task, as people have many layers. In Dravid’s case it is even more difficult as his hand photos were not very good. However if one has to sum up his personality one can say that he has formidable determination and self-control, almost super-human at times.

(Rahul Dravid plays for India in international cricket. A reader requested me to read his hands).
(No photograph here as I do not have a copyright free image)

Related Reading: Sachin Tendulkar's hands tell us who he is or Saurav Ganguly's hands reveal the secret of his success or check out the label Sports Stars

10 comments:

  1. Complex and difficult, but you do it well. :)

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  2. I guess he is more self centered, and perhaps that makes him a bad captain? As far as I know, Dravid has had the worst tenure as Indian captain in the recent Indian cricket history. No one can forget that loss to Bangladesh in the WC!

    But as a batsman, he is sure a classy player. When everyone around him was getting out easily, he would just stay on and on... I wonder if intelligence has any connection to technique, flair and quality of playing...

    Destination Infinity

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  3. DI, I am sure that intelligence has a connection to his technique and flair. Personally I think he did not make a big mark as a captain (from his hand) is because he is not a risk-taker or bold and also because of a quality akin to selfishness although not exactly selfishness. It's some sort of insecurity that he has about himself, and I cannot explain it exactly without a better look at his hand.

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  4. well rahul dravid is praised all across for his batting technique...some even refer him jokingly as a batting manual...one thing which i have observed in his batting is that no matter how good a person is batting at other end...he never changes his game...like you have a sehwag or a sachin tearing the bowlers apart but he just blocks the ball with a dead shot...

    I once remember a match where he tortured the crowd by his slow batting...and the crowd started booing him...even after being booed he didn't stopped blocking the ball till he got out... :-)

    is he a introvert???...does his hands reveal that...coz he really looks like one...

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  5. Anonymous (Revathy?) few people are actually introverts or extroverts, most of us are inbetween, with a tilt towards one or the other. In Rahul's case, without getting a clear look at his lines I cannot take a call on this quality of his. He seems like a shy type to me too, but this is from what I have observed of him on the field. Even when it comes to his talent, I could not see his lines or his fingers properly enough to comment on his talent.
    That incident about going on regardless of outside influences speaks of his strong will.

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  6. There are some people who you respect as soon as you see them. Guess Rahul is one such person :)

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  7. Yeah, I guess he is a dignified sort, besides his obvious talent.

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  8. http://www.mjbsportsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/Rahul-Dravid-Retirement.jpg

    may be this will help u maam, regards samir

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  9. Thanks Samir. That is a good photo and I have linked it in the post now.

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