How to be a Butterfly?

“You must want to fly so much, that you are WILLING to give up being a Caterpillar.”

Trouble is, even when the Wings are fully developed and the Chrysalis is nowhere.. one can still hang on to the comfort of the branch! Then, all we need is a kick in the Butt!!

Mynd Matterz will simplify the 45-page DMIT report into an app with a weekly podcast on human creativity and additional activities. We will put artists, writers, coders, marketers, singers and others in one place and allow them to interact and collaborate with each other.

HOW, you may ask? Well, it starts with your fingers…

What exactly is Dermatoglyphics?

The palms of the hands and the soles of the feet are etched by distinct alternating ridges and grooves that together make up dermatoglyphics.

Medical research verified that the formation of fingerprints start at week 13 of embryonic stage and complete at week 19. These patterns are formed from the external ectoderm and usually occur during the fetal development stage, 13 to 19 weeks after fertilization.

What is DMIT (Dermatoglyphics Multiple Intelligence Test)?

DMIT is the scientific study of the dermatoglyphs (ridge patterns) of the fingers which has many applications in the field of Psychology, medicine and Anthropology.

Dermatoglyphics refers to the branch of science which constitutes the study of the patterns of skin (dermal ridges) present on the fingers, toes and the soles of human. Dermatoglyphics Multiple Intelligence test is a biometric assessment of the individual’s fingers to get an insight into his brain.

Who came up with this test?

Brief history of this Concept:

1926 — Harold Cummins proposed “Dermatoglyphics” as the proper noun for the study of fingerprints at the American Morphological Society. Dermatoglyphics officially became a professional Knowledge in the field of Research.

1958 — Noel Jaquin researched and found that each fingerprint corresponds to a different type of personality.

1981 — Professor Roger W. Sperry and his co-researchers were awarded the Nobel Prize in Biomedicine for their research work on the left and right brain functions as well as dual-brain theory.

2005 — Prof. Lin Ruei filed for a patent in Dermatoglyphics.

2008 — Prof. Lin Ruei got U.S. Patent Dermatoglyphics (7406186).

What are the proposed benefits of DMIT for a child?

• Discover your child’s innate strengths and weaknesses

• Build an environment conducive to their overall development

• Give them the required push in the best possible way

• Incorporate teaching methods best suited to them

Controversies regarding DMIT..

In order to understand the various opinions floating on the Internet, it is necessary to be familiar with some terms:

IQ refers to “Intelligence Quotient” which is a numerical representation of one’s intelligence. IQ can never be derived only with logical, mathematical and linguistic intelligences. IQ has no specific correlation with fingerprints.

IQ can never be measured with fingerprint scans as there is NO direct connection between IQ “score” and Dermatoglyphics.

EQ or Emotional Intelligence is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. It is far more important but our society prefers to advocate the use of metrics that can be measured.

An Adversity Quotient (AQ) is a score that measures the ability of a person to deal with adversities in his or her life. So AQ can never be derived with only bodily-kinesthetic and naturalistic intelligence. AQ itself has no connection with dermatoglyphics. But almost 90% of the DMIT companies claim otherwise. They have based their reports on IQ, EQ, AQ, Mckenzie’s theory, etc.

Although there is no direct connection between fingerprints and all these intelligence quotients, DMIT companies follow their own logic, often based on beliefs rather than well researched and understood knowledge.

Michael S. Gazzaniga, a neuroscientist argues in The Ethical Brain:

We need to distinguish between brains, minds and personhood. While genes build our brains, it is our brains, actively making millions of decisions per-second, that ultimately enable our cognition and behavior. People are free and therefore responsible for their actions — brains are not responsible.

But knowing this does help.. as my “100 Catalysts” will soon tell you!

The actual report is more than 45 pages…