Does Fingerprint Patterns Reveal Dominant Multiple Intelligences:? A Case in Cantilan, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

Bryan L. Arreo, Rhodora P. Arreo, Wang Yu, Gee Marie S. Binag, Roxan G. Eupeña


Prints on hands are said to be a snapshot of the brain. Hence, the forms and patterns on fingerprint can be used to determine one’s intrinsic potential. This study aimed to investigate the association between fingerprint patterns and multiple intelligences (MI) of the secondary students in Cantilan, Surigao del Sur, Philippines. Fingerprints of each respondent were collected through an electronic fingerprint scanner coupled with imaging software and were identified using identification guide by Hoover. MI scores were obtained using McKenzie’s standardized questionnaire. Results of the study revealed that respondents possess different profiles of MI. Most common fingerprint patterns observed in the left hand were loops>whorls>arches while whorls>loops>arches in the right hand. Radial loop pattern on the left middle finger and left little finger were significantly associated with musical and natural intelligence respectively.


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