Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is dermatoglyphics the same thing as palmistry?

Of course not! Dermatoglyphics and palmistry are two distinct concepts. One is based in science; the other is based in superstition. Print patterns can be considered the code of a human brain; dermatoglyphics testing is an attempt to unlock the code. Dermatoglyphics reports, thus, can be considered user manuals. The link between print patterns and genetics has long been proven. Dermatoglyphics simply integrates the medical fields of genetics, neuroscience, and behavioural science to carry out scientific analysis of the state of the brain. IGenetic Dermatoglyphics Testing Centres use just such a method to help individuals understand themselves—no element of superstition or fortune telling is involved. We deeply believe that every individual has unlimited potential; the question is whether it can be developed properly!


  1. What are dermatoglyphics?

The science behind dermatoglyphics originates from 1823. Almost two centuries ago, scientists discovered the link between fingerprints and the intelligences. Doctors would also find out that print patterns started developing at 13 weeks of gestation and until the 19th week, with print patterns and the neural network developing in tandem.


  1. Is there an age limit to dermatoglyphics testing? Or is it only for children?

Many people ask us if fingerprint testing is only meaningful when it is done for children. This is a misconception. We all have different goals and responsibilities at different stages of our lives, but because our understanding of ourselves tends to be superficial, we are often induced by the environment to forget the uniqueness that we have. Although many self-awareness tests exist, they are influenced by our feelings and self-expectations, and in some cases may show large discrepancies with our innate abilities. Thus, the opportunity to use dermatoglyphics testing to obtain an objective view of ourselves is invaluable. Among the tests we have carried out, our youngest client was a 3-month-old infant; our oldest a septuagenarian. As long as your fingerprints can be clearly picked up and measured by our equipment, dermatoglyphics testing can be performed.


  1. How long does fingerprint collection take?

Not long at all—the entire process can be completed within 15 to 30 minutes.


  1. How is dermatoglyphics testing carried out?

The method we adopt roughly follows the listed procedure: 1) The client provides personal information so that individualized services can be provided; 2) Handedness (right-handed or left-handed) is determined; 3) Preferred version of report is noted (according to personal needs); 4) Fingerprints are taken to determine print pattern and ridge count (thumb, index, middle, ring, and little finger of the left hand followed by the fingers of the right hand in the same order); 5) Palm prints are taken; 6) ATD angle is determined; 7) The client’s personal information is double-checked; 8) An appointment is set where the client may collect their report and receive a thorough, professional explanation.


  1. How can dermatoglyphics testing help us?

Dermatoglyphics testing can help us to understand five main areas: 1) The brain and its abilities ranked by strength; 2) Learning ability; 3) Preferred learning method (sight, hearing, touch); 4) Preferred communication method; 5) Eight multiple intelligences ranked by strength. Through this understanding, mental and academic performance can be improved.


  1. Do the definitive results of dermatoglyphics analysis mean that a child’s development is fixed?

Not at all. Dermatoglyphics analysis reveals inborn traits. Postnatal education and environment is very important. Encouraging parents to test their children early is so that adequate stimulation can be carried out for their senses of sight, hearing, and touch, and that their special talents will have the opportunity to develop. It is not meant to set the child’s fate in stone and stifle the child’s development in other areas.


  1. Can dermatoglyphics testing reveal personality?

To be more accurate, dermatoglyphics testing reveals a person’s learning style. For example, some individuals are more self-centred, while others are easily influenced by friends or their environment; some are more opinionated and like to behave in ways contrary to how they are expected to behave, while others are more heavily reliant on the guidance of parents or authority figures. Early testing can help you identify the individual’s learning style so that the most appropriate methods can be used to raise an outstanding child.


  1. What are the benefits of understanding a child’s unique inborn abilities?

Different distribution of neurons in different areas of the brain will affect the ranking of the child’s abilities. The brain is divided into four major areas based on function: The frontal lobe, the parietal lobe, the occipital lobe, and the temporal lobe. These areas are in charge of different learning abilities (logic/mathematics, language/space, memory/EQ, reading/visual recognition). Through dermatoglyphics testing, the functioning of different areas can be tested; besides determining the most suitable direction for a child to develop, their weaker areas can also be improved.