Saturday, January 29, 2011

Idi Amin's hand reveals his lack of reasoning powers

While reading the hands of known mass murderers like Idi Amin or Adolf Hitler, one immediately looks for tell-tale signs on the hand. Perhaps Idi Amin and Hitler had something in common? Well, apart from a brutish, coarse nature that they shared, they were very different people. Both Hitler and Idi Amin were aggressive to an extreme extent – such people roughshod over others to reach their goals. But the goals of these two were different and so was their thought process.

With better hand photos of Idi Amin’s hands (than Hitler’s) it was easier to understand what made him tick. What is striking is that the quality of his headline (shape and thickness) is poor, and reveals not just below average intelligence, but also a lack of basic common sense. To make matters worse, Idi Amin’s will phalange is too small and thick at the base. These two signs show an utter lack of will-power. The thickness of the thumb’s second phalange increases the coarseness of nature and reveals a lack of tact and elementary reasoning powers.

Check out a hand photograph of his here and here.

Amin’s Lower Moon and Lower Venus are much thicker than his upper mounts, and so are his second and third phalanges. This shows that the coarse and brutish side of his nature dominated, as did his materialistic side. The relative length of the finger phalanges points to a lack of interest in mental pursuits and all-consuming interest in material things. This is confirmed by the way his Headline swoops up towards the Heart Line and Mount of Jupiter at the start. And then, his temperament shows a tendency to excess in everything (thick phalanges and lower mounts). When it comes to his desire for riches, only his libido would compete with the strength of his greed. His Jupiter finger also shows a love for power, but greed is what ruled him.

Idi Amin’s Mars mounts are strong, like that of Hitler’s, and show a love for conflict, unwillingness to back down, and also high amounts of aggression. There is no idealism.

The lifeline starting on the Mount of Jupiter is a rare sign, and only bad if found on a bad hand. It shows a person who will go to any extent to fulfil his ambitions and a person who has had a very strong and intense ambition from a very young age. Such a person desires wealth and fame and from a young age tries to be in contact with such people.

If one has to sum up, Idi Amin had the unfortunate combination of extreme ambition, extreme aggression which was out of control, and a lack of a stable, reasoning mind. Such people usually stop at nothing to achieve their goals and have complete disregard for others.

(The sketch of Idi Amin has been done by me on Photoshop from a photograph)

Related Reading: The hands of Dictators! There you will read about dictators from all over the world, like about how Adolf Hitler's hand reading shows him to be a poor specimen of humanity or Kim Jong-il's hand reading

Hand Readings of other African leaders:  Nelson Mandela's hand reading or Muammar Gaddafi Hand Reading or Jacob Zuma's hand analysis or read about the Heads of State of different countries around the world.


  1. What I wonder is how such evil people reach those positions of power. People like him, or Hitler.

  2. Well, when the people are not empowered, evil people rule the roost.

  3. Nita, in Hitler's case, it was an advanced and modern civilization in central Europe that elected him to power in purely democratic means. (He did not have the absolute majority of votes, but his party had the highest number of votes polled). So, an empowered people had elected an evil in that case?

    I wonder what kind of risk analysis these kind of people have. If Idi Amin went to a war against Tanzania, wouldn't he even try to analyze the risks of taking such a course of action? Perhaps they act on impulse and think later!! Or they may be too over confident!! Does his hand say anything about this?

    Destination Infinity

  4. DI, that's a good point you made. This makes us question the nature of the people themselves. There must be an element of racism amongst Germans at that time. After all, even when Hitler was conducting his genocide, the majority of the German populace was quiet. However I do believe that the Germans are not like that now. It's like they say everyone gets the government they deserve! In India's case a lot of illiterate people swing elections and their poverty makes them susceptible to money power.
    About Idi Amin, he was incapable of strategy. He lacked the brain power. And yes, his hand does show impulsiveness and a certain amount of instability (both his thumb and headline. His hand does not show overconfidence per se, but his aggressiveness and ambition would make him proceed anyway. As he could not think, there was little to stop him.

  5. Perhaps a majority of the German population was quiet because he was showing them a way to world domination. Maybe that's what they wanted. And besides the SA and SS had total powers at that time - if anyone had dared to say or act against the Govt, they would have been in big time trouble. Its fear, that creates inaction. In a few cases, its also racism, as you mentioned.

    Destination Infinity

  6. Is he a doer., ? u say he is extremely ambitious., but will he be determined since he has a short will part of the thumb.?

  7. Mr Curious, sure, Idi Amin's hands show that he is able to get things done, but he is too impulsive to do the right things and also because of other signs on this hand. His hand shows lack of control and therefore his ability to get things done has little meaning in the positive sense.

  8. "When it comes to his desire for riches, only his libido would compete with the strength of his greed." very witty indeed.

    You said he has a high libido. Its a common belief that all men have libido and women lose interest. In your experience have you seen women with signs of high libido and cruel and couldn't mention.

  9. I am sure there are women who are cruel although there are not many famous ones! :) That is probably because throughout history it is men who had political power and it is power which gives you the opportunity to do bad things on a large scale.
    When it comes to libido there are ofcourse women with high libido and I have mentioned it on this blog. Priyanka Chopra and Princess Diana and also Deepika Paducone (I am planning to publish her hand reading soon) come to mind. However it is a quality that is a positive quality, not a bad quality. I have seen many men with poor libido and I think it is not a good sign in either men or women.

  10. Absolutely there are....I believe men and women are not as different as society portrays them to be. Beneath all the layers there are more similarities.Societal pressure forces men to brag and women to suppress :)

    But a general myth that only men have sex drive and justify for why they stray. I know many women who complain about their men's lack of interest.

    Waiting for your future posts...


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