Though the regular trimming of our nails makes it a futile part, yet it holds great significance for study of palmistry as well as a health study guide. Often a patient does not know, or for the moment forgets, what his parents have suffered or died from; but the deep examination of the nails will disclose important hereditary traits. Most important part, the care of the nails doesn’t not alter or affect their type.
In disposition, long nailed individuals are less critical and more impressionable than these with short nails.
They show more calmness and resignation in every way.
They portray artistic nature, and are fond of poetry, painting and fine arts.
The broad and long nails indicate a pugnacious disposition, also a tendency to worry and interfere in other people’s life.
They indicate the lack of physical strength, and the person is more liable to suffer from chest and lung trouble.
Long nails, very wide at the top and bluish in appearance, denote dead circulation proceeding from ill-health, or nervous prostration. Especially in the case of women between the ages of 14 and 21, and 42 and 47.
Thin and small nails denote delicate health and want of energy.
They are extremely critical, even of things relating to self. More inclined towards logic, reason and facts.
They are quicker, sharper, and keener in their judgement; and fond of debate and arguments.
Short and small nails run in those families in which there is a tendency towards heart trouble.
Short nails, very flat and sunken into the flesh at base, show nerve disorders.
These people have a greater tendency to suffer from heart trouble and from complaints affecting the trunk and lower limbs.