At the edge of the … of the imprint
Interview with Marianne Volonté
by Marco Silvio Jäggi
A successful series of the first television (1959) was entitled “At the edge of reality”. The unknown areas not yet fully illuminated by knowledge and official wisdom were explored. It’s not a coincidence that in the original language the title of the series was “The Twilight Zone”. When someone told me to use fingerprints to evaluate the human personality, I immediately thought of something mysterious, not necessarily positive.
But it goes without saying that prejudices do not help to grow, so I asked Marianne Volontè to explain to a skeptic this theory, which reminded me of the theories of Cesare Lombroso, “father of modern criminology”, as defined by some people. Marianne is born in Zug and now she lives between Ticino and London.
Marianne, you are proposing a particularly intriguing subjective characteristics detection system, can you describe it to me?
The biometric test “mymarq” allows to detect data on the character, the challenges and the potentials of the individual. It offers a key to accessing the subconscious and the personality structure. By analyzing the fingerprints we are able to provide reliable information.
Fingerprints are permanently fixed before the sixth month of pregnancy. They are individual, independent of DNA, gender and remain unchanged throughout life. The test is fast and repeatable: even if you remotely reconstruct it, the result will always be the same.
But does it not seem to her that all this has a bit of esoteric or even metaphysical aftertaste?
In effect, we are fighting against this prejudice.
Consider that the test is the result of empirical experiences of many people in the industry over decades.
It is based on the same classification as the scientific police: we define them as “whorl”, “loop” and more.
One of the first people who systematically used fingerprint biometric data to extract information other than police information was Richard Unger, who over 50 years analyzed over 50,000 pairs of hands or 500,000 fingerprints.
For my part, professional advocate, I followed the courses of Unger and other hand and fingerprint analysts in Zurich and London.
After several years of practice and empirical experience on over 60,000 fingerprints, I decided to devote myself entirely to research, based on psychological evidence and experience and distancing itself from any spiritual or esoteric interpretation.
The result is the “mymarq” biometric personality test.
Handpower, the company I founded, is a member of EAB (European Association for Biometrics) and works with scientific and forensic experts in the identification and classification of fingerprints.
Why people should they allow her to collect fingerprints?
When I propose the analysis of fingerprints, some are dubious and a bit scared, perhaps because it recalls police investigations. But this is exceeded quickly.
Normally the test is faced with serenity. Once aware of the rigorous bases and efficiency of the test, the high degree of satisfaction that is reached, confirmed by others, the minds are reassured.
The convincing results obtained have contributed to the expansion of the network of interested and convinced people.
People come to do the “mymarq” test, because they are interested in getting information about themselves and about the people close to them. The goal may be to understand why certain emotionally uncontrollable episodes are repeated.
The legislation on sensitive data have something to do with collecting fingerprints?
The fingerprints are part of the biometric data protected by the right on the personality. Our commitment to the respect of the ethical and professional codes, are formalized in a document that guarantees the maximum discretion and anonymity of the data.
The goal of fingerprinting is to help people better understand themselves and others. We are not interested in creating a fingerprint archive.