The word Dermatoglyphics comes from two Greek words (derma, skin, and glyph, carve) and refers to the friction ridge formations which appear on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Dermatoglyphics is the scientific study of fingerprints. The term was coined by Dr. Harold Cummins, the father of American fingerprint analysis, even though the process of fingerprint identification had already been used for several hundred years. All primates have ridged
Personality can be traced early in the mother’s womb, and it is reflected in fingerprints (Dermatoglyphics). Since each person’s fingerprints are unique, we can understand one’s innate potential, personality, and preferences by analyzing Dermatoglyphics. The study of fingerprints has become more common, therefore, some parents began to analyze their child’s (or baby’s) prints; with the intention to identify their potential early, and provide guidance accordingly to help expand their potential.