221B methodology #8


  • Take note of how a person’s fingers and hands curl as they walk. People that have been carrying things lately generally continue to ‘carry’ them for hours lately.
  • If someone has scars only or mostly on the right side of their body, they are left-handed and vice versa.
  • You can  tell the keys most used on a personal computer keyboard by looking at which ones are the most smooth – they have been worn down the most.
  • Slight diagonal creases in the corner of a piece of paper suggests that whoever has been writing on this paper keeps the paper on a slant to write, and the paper has been pressed between their arm and the edge of a desk. If the creases are on the left side of the paper, the person is right-handed. If they are on the right side, they are left-handed. The more vertical the creases are suggests the paper is more tilted.
  • An avid fencer will usually have visibly uneven muscle tone in their legs.
  • If a person uses a cane and pushes off of it slightly when they walk, they most likely have a joint injury where putting weight on the joint is painful. If they don’t push off of it with each step, they most likely use it to aid balance, due to a problem that is more likely to be muscular or nervous.
  • Light fixtures are almost always centered to a room or to a piece of furniture. If the lighting in the room is not centered to either, the room was recently redone.
  • Gender means very little in the area of Deduction. Men and women are very evenly matched in ability and capability.
  • People who would love to prove a point just to be perceived as smart would use big words and unlikely adjectives in their explanation. People who know the subject at heart would use simple words. A person’s uncertainty or defensiveness shows through picking out big words to buy themselves time to think about their explanation and to trick their listeners into thinking about the word’s meaning, instead of the subject at hand.
  • You can tell if someone has hearing problems in one ear if their head is more inclined to a certain angle.

Disclaimer: These are taken from the “A Guide to Deduction” numbered pictures that can be found on Tumblr.

– Snowanna of 221B

3 comments on “221B methodology #8

  1. Nathanielle Sean Crawford says:

    I have my doubts about the last one.

    A person with hearing problems might have their head inclined to one area. A person with neck or spinal alignment issues might have that same effect.

    The second to last one rings true, especially of me in my middle school days. Kids love throwing around big words to impress grown ups. And that behavior can definitely extend into adulthood.

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