Monday, June 27, 2011

Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley

Lisa Marie Presley talked about why she and Michael Jackson split on the Oprah Winfrey show (originally aired in October 2010). She claimed that Michael pushed her away, built a wall of sycophants around himself and she had no place in his life. She also that he was a very manipulative person. She called Michael manipulative several times, but I remembered Michael’s hands and was quite sure that that his hands did not show him to be manipulative.

Another look at his hands
confirmed what I thought. Nowhere on his hands could I see any signs of a manipulative nature. Michael Jackson’s hands show him to be straightforward, even naïvely so! Sure, he had his faults, but manipulation was not one of them. So why was Lisa Marie, his ex-wife, saying he was manipulative? She was married to him, she was supposed to know him better than anyone else. I could not help but think that the correct picture was not being given.

Clear photographs of Lisa Marie Presley’s hands were unavailable (which prevents me from doing a complete personality analysis for her) but one photograph showed that manipulative behavior was marked (in the shape of her Jupiter and Mercury fingers) on her hand, not Michael’s. This trait is seen very clearly on her hands, in two places. And both these signs are strong. While reading hands, going  by one sign is not advisable, even if the sign is very strong because it can be counterbalanced by other aspects of the personality. Human beings are complex creatures and are often a mix of conflicting personality traits. Therefore there should be at least two strong signs pointing to a particular trait, or 3-4 weaker signs.

People who are manipulative are so in varying degrees, and it does not necessarily mean something bad as this trait could well be softened by other good qualities. Often people in leadership positions have this sign and they are good people. Lisa Marie’s hand showed this trait developed to a fairly high degree. People with these type of hands usually like to remote control everything. They do not like to leave anything to chance. They also cannot do without attention, they need to be in the thick of it, and the manipulation is usually to achieve this end. If an actor or politician has this personality trait it might actually work for him or her because of the very nature of the profession.

Michael’s hands show him to be stubborn, unreasonable at times, and very independent, so much so that he would not allow himself to be controlled, not even by those he loved. He would do exactly what he wanted, and this facet of his personality was very dominant in him, as dominant as Lisa Marie’s manipulative nature is dominant in her hand. If he got along with her early on it is quite possible that he did not recognize this trait because of some type of inherent naïvety which was present in his character. Perhaps it was this innocence of Michael’s that gave Lisa Marie the impression that she could control him.

After seeing their hands it became clear why Lisa Marie gave that interview to Oprah, just after Michael’s death. A pity that Oprah let herself be used. But then it was good for the show.

Related Reading: Michael Jackson's hands reveal his strengths and weaknesses or The hand analysis of music star Maddona 


  1. This is also evident on a more basic level - People who are good don't accuse others, that too after the other person has died.

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  2. I agree with you DI. I saw that interview and my instinct told me that something didn't ring true. A look at Lisa Marie's finger shape (Mercury and Jupiter fingers) told me a tale. This is ofcourse not an analysis of her personality, just one characteristic and that is why I have been kind to her, precisely because I could not see the rest of her hand.

  3. I think your observations are very astute and accurate. I would like to know if you can read body language as well. I have noticed in all of Lisa Marie's interviews, her eyes shift and she rarely looks at her interview. She also touches her nose and turns away, wipes at her eyes, and laughs at inappropriate times. To me this is a sign of dishonesty, but I wonder if you have any further insights.

    Thank you

  4. Anonymous, I know body language as much as the next person and am not an expert. I too noticed the things you mentioned. In fact I also felt that she manages to keep her face quite expressionless as if she has learnt to do that with practice. One cannot guess what is going on in her mind! I agree with your analysis and in fact found that very quality you mentioned marked on her hand, but did not mention it because I could not see the rest of her hand.

  5. I too would be interested in an expert reading Lisa's body laungage. Her eyes shift and she does touch her nose alot.
    I think this analysis is very acurate.

  6. I agree with this, I always felt like she was projecting her own failures onto Michael. Michael himself said (to Flo Anthony) that she became very manipulative (such as lying about wanting to have his children so he would marry her) and controlling and that is why he left. I see it in her behavior, in her interviews (esp. the last 2010 Oprah one). It was funny how she talked about him being so manipulative, yet in the same interview, talks about filing for divorce in hopes that he would come back to her. This, among other things...yeah, manipulative.


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