There are a lot qualities related to character and personality that might attract you to someone. These have been investigated and discussed by better blogs than mine, so I’m going to stick to physical attributes that may be deal-breakers or deal-makers for people.
One of the biggies for me is hands. Oh, I appreciate a good pair of lips, nice set of teeth, fine head of hair and overall healthy appearance, of course. And a warm voice is always nice. (Men’s voices are generally pleasant. A lot of women, though have grating voices — especially young women). But for me, it’s all about the hands.
I’m always drawn to notice a person’s hands. I get a lot of my vibe about that person from his/her hands. Hands give me a lot of good clues about what sort of person he or she might be: whether or not they’re kind, intelligent, arrogant, self-indulgent, sensual, industrious, weak-willed, strong-minded, creative, aggressive, honest, funny…
Chewed nails, for instance, turn me right off and I immediately have a negative impression of that person. Watching people chewing their nails on a bus or in a waiting room or whatever makes me want to go over and slap the hand out of their mouth. But I don’t. I just sit there and look repulsed.
I also don’t find short or really thin fingers appealing either.
Or hands that look too doughy and white or have no defnition.
Or fingers that get pointy at the end, though they might otherwise be nice enough hands.
I like hands that look strong and capable with well-groomed, unfussy nails. Hands that will grip your hand in a firm handshake without crushing it. Hands that look gentle without looking soft.
Hands that look like they’ve done interesting or useful stuff.
I’ve seen unremarkable people with very remarkable hands. And very good looking people with very ugly hands. And then there are people who have very nice hands and other very nice features as well.
Of course, these hands would look even better without the cigarette.
Here’s a picture of the hand of a well-know person. It’s an interesting hand. Any guesses as to what sort of person might be attached to a hand like this?
This hand belongs to Bill Clinton.
Some of you guessed this was Obama’s hand – although the object of the exercize was NOT to guess who the hand belonged to. Here’s a picture of Obama’s hand.
It’s gigantic. He’s not a particularly gigantic man, so his hands are frighteningly gigantic. This is the first time I’ve looked at Obama’s hands. I find them scary.