Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The hand of Evo Morales

Evo Morales picture
The hand of Evo Morales, the President of Bolivia, is astonishing for a Head of State and tells us of an unusual personality. Most world leaders have a strong need for power and control, possess high self-esteem, and feel driven to seek out leadership positions. Large thumbs are often found on these people. Morales has a very different hand for a world leader.

His hand shows him to be a simple and humble man although an aggressive and strong one. There is no greed for power for power’s sake. No manipulative tendencies, no egocentrism. There is some showmanship though,
a flamboyance perhaps? A cheerful, outgoing and warm persona, something that some other popular world leaders also possess.

The main features of his hand are the short, slightly plump fingers, a palm with developed mounts (more so the Lower Mount of Mars), dark thick lines (few lines), a short Jupiter (index) finger (tapering as compared to the other fingers), a long Apollo (ring) finger and an average, thick thumb with a relatively short first phalange. He also has a low-set heartline.

Check out a photograph of his hand here.

A man like him would want power only if he had a plan of action. He is not the kind who would want to climb up the ladder just to get that next promotion or advancement. What he would want to do is implement his agenda, an idealistic one in all likelihood.

Morales is also the kind of man who would take big risks, to the point of being reckless at times. And he may not be too bothered about the fallout. Very pushy, determined, and aggressive, he could easily step on someone’s toes to get his work done. Go at it with total fervour and passion, while keeping his eye on the ultimate goal. Being quite straightforward, and also a little volatile, he would push ahead without attempting to appease anyone or any lobby. At times this characteristic can make him appear quite unreasonable and intimidating and also simplistic. He is simply not political enough.

Though hot-blooded, he is pragmatic. He doesn’t think too highly of himself (there are issues with self-esteem), and would therefore not cling to power unless he feels he is being useful in some way. For this same reason, he is not afraid of failure. Power and ego do not drive him.

If he was catapulted to the leadership position that he is in today (and keeps getting re-elected) it is partly due to the charisma he possesses. Most important, it is due to his extraordinary determination which has enabled him to do things. Being straightforward, action-oriented, and not obsessed with power, the work he did was to benefit others, not himself.

He might cut an odd figure amongst the sophisticated club that comprises the world leadership elite today, but it is unlikely that he will care.

(Evo Morales Ayma is a Bolivian politician, who was the President of Bolivia from 2006 - 2019.)

You might also like to read about the personality of another South American leader like Cristina Fernández of Argentina, or perhaps you want to know about the characters of Heads of State from all over the world like South Africa's Nelson Mandela, China's Xi Jinping, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew, America's Joe Biden or Russia's Vladimir Putin and many many more!

Photo credit: EneasMx, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

1 comment:

  1. I guess it is very rare to find someone not obsessed with power at the helm nowadays. So this must be good for that country, I guess.

    Destination Infinity


Your polite comments are welcome! And those who use the name "Anonymous" may not get their comments published because it becomes difficult to distinguish between different commentators. You don't have to use your real name but do use some name! Thanks.