Thursday, November 17, 2011

Richard Stallman's psychological make-up

People hold extreme views for a variety of reasons and their hands can reveal why they think that way. People are often suspicious of radicals, especially of their motives. Are these people genuine or simply trying to attract attention? Are they kooks of some kind? The hand can unmask a person to a large extent.

The most dominant aspect of Richard Stallman's hand is the well developed Mount of Moon. This shows an imagination developed to an intense degree, making the person fanciful, over-sensitive and
cold. Such people often imagine slights, not because they have a big ego, but
because they actually imagine they are being attacked. They often live in a dream world, seeing everything from their own perspective only. Their imagination increases their sense of dissatisfaction with life, and they usually imagine the worst of people. Stallman’s Saturn finger shows cynicism as well, and when combined with the excessive imagination, it can show a person to be a trouble-maker who likes to stir up the pot (pronounced lower moon). But people with strong Lunar qualities are not evil.

(For a look at Stallman's hand click here. Richard Stallman is an American software freedom activist and the founder of free software.) The photo published above is a free photo.

Richard Stallman is far from evil. The flip-side of his persona is that he is a deeply compassionate man (setting of the Heartline and thumb and size and height of Venus) who feels acutely for the underdog. These signs counter-balance the coldness to some extent, but Stallman’s compassion is more cold than warm. The strong Moon ensures that he is not a Mother Theresa. Stallman’s compassion is more conceptual and intellectual (confirmed by finger phalanges). Idealism and self-righteousness is present in good amounts (Jupiter finger). But there is no doubt that Stallman is genuine, with a real concern for those he believes are being exploited. That is where it all stems from.

He is also a doer; aggressive, determined and action-oriented when it comes to implementing his ideas (shape of fingers and thumb). However his lines do not show a strong enough outlet for his strong creative mental energy/talent and restlessness, and this does not bode well for the balance of personality.

The shape of Stallman’s thumb shows bluntness and a person not amenable to logic. It is very difficult to reason with people with this sign however intelligent they are.

Stallman is quite straightforward and honest, but he is not above manipulation (finger shape). He is however not an open person (thumb), and this is a trait that does not sit well with any social activist.

Related Reading: Julian Assange's hands reveal that he is not a predator! or The Hand Analysis of Bill Gates or Steve Jobs' hands speak to us about his inner self and his success or Warren Buffet's hand reading
Or check out the hand readings of other Social Activists


  1. I was actually thinking, I have heard this name somewhere... Of course, he is the open source guru and the convener of FSF concept!

    Wonder how his hands show certain negative traits. We always have associated the OSS and FSF as movements, not as just concepts! Maybe one needs such super-delusion to bring about/ establish the Open Source concepts?

    I will write an article on the life, ideas and principles of RS in my blog shortly. Thank you for the inspiration...

    Destination Infinity

  2. DI, that is a very good observation! I think that people who invent new ideas or products are often obsessive and this is one of the reasons they achieve what they do.

  3. His hand also shows that he is a doer, he is not just a thinker. However his compassion is conceptual and self-righteous and idealistic.

  4. Nita,

    I truly enjoy the analysis you have on people's hands.

    While I was reading today, I remembered a friend in school who broke his arm while we were playing basketball.

    It took a little more than 3 months for the cast to be removed because I think it was a big or bad break. After the cast was removed it took another few months of rehab before he used his hand fully because of the long time in the cast.

    During this time he had to use his left hand in everything including homework, eating, etc.

    In the end, he is now left handed and is using the left hand in everything as the dominant hand. Before he was right handed.

    My question is, in cases like this, what happens to the readings? From what I understand, you mentioned it is the dominant hand for the new, and passive hand for the past.

    Does this signal a switch or a life turning event? And do the hands adapt?

    Hope you can explain what happens.

  5. Hi Joe, sorry for not replying or publishing your comment earlier. Oddly, it had gone into the spam box. Yours is a very interesting question and it seems to be an unusual case. I do not know the answer but examining the hands of this person, and speaking to him about his current and past qualities will reveal to me the answer. If this person is your friend ask him to send me his hand photos and I will examine them for free. Thanks.

  6. Nita,
    I knew Dr.RS since 1991, and am somewhat familiar with his work and views. Your analysis is interesting.

    But do you have any update on Joe's friend ?

    1. Joe did not send me the photos I requested.


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