What do your fingers say about you?

What do your fingers say about you?

No, this has nothing to do with detecting witchcraft (myth: if your second toe is longer than your big toe you’re a witch). This is more of a personality test.

Did you know you can measure your personality with a ruler? First, measure the length of your index finger from crease to tip. Then do the same for your ring finger. Divide the first number by the second to calculate your 2:4 digit ratio. For example, if your index finger is 7.8cm and your ring finger is 8.2cm, your ratio is 7.8÷8.2=0.95, which is precisely the average for a man. For a woman it’s 0.97.

If your ratio is below average, you

  1. Tend to be more assertive, perhaps even more aggressive, and are less likely to suffer from eating disorders.
  2. Are also more likely to have “masculine” handwriting (whatever that looks like).

If your ratio is above average, you

  1. Tend to be nice.  Also, men with higher ratios do better in exams but are more likely to have paranormal and superstitious beliefs. Straight women (and gay men) with higher digit ratios prefer partners with more masculine faces.

Why this results though? Your digit ratio reflects the extent of your exposure to male sex hormones (eg testosterone) while still a foetus. These hormones have masculinising effects. But don’t worry if you don’t fit the picture – lots of things other than androgen exposure affect both finger length and the traits mentioned here.


Adapted from The Guardian

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