Do your fingers reveal secrets about you?

/Do your fingers reveal secrets about you?

Do your fingers reveal secrets about you?

My HormonologyLadies: Take a look at your hand palm-side up for a moment.

According to this study, if your ring finger is longer than your index (pointer) finger, you’re more likely to have traits that make you a successful entrepreneur—including aggressiveness, determination and a desire to take risks.

The reason? A ring finger that’s longer than an index finger is an indication that you were exposed to more testosterone in the womb, which impacted your brain development and makes you more sensitive to the effects of your own testosterone for the rest of your life. As a result, you’re more likely to adopt traits generally associated with testosterone.

While this may sound surprising, this research is just the latest in a string of recent studies examining finger length in women and men. Previously, scientists have discovered that an index finger longer than the ring finger means you tend to be more nurturing, chatty and cautious. And an index finger that’s shorter than the ring finger indicates that you enjoy thrills, take greater risks, have more muscle strength and could be talented at either sports or music.

Of course, there’s a lot more that affects your personality and behavior than just finger length, but it’s still an interesting insight into the way hormones have a powerful impact on all that you do.

Tip: For the most accurate finger measurements, measure from the crease at the base of your finger rather than eyeballing the height of your fingertips, since the ring finger is typically set lower in the palm.

By | 2018-08-12T17:28:27+00:00 February 28th, 2013|hormone research, hormonology tip|0 Comments

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman is the founder of Hormonology, author of 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential and creator of the popular Hormone Horoscope menstrual cycle tracker apps. In 2005, Gabrielle pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and learn about the many ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior with the publication of her book, 28 Days. She's also a longtime women's health journalist whose articles have been published in major publications around the globe. Gabrielle's new updated and expanded version of 28 Days is due to be published December 2018. You can help get this book published by participating in her fundraiser at MyHormonology.com/28-days-fundraiser.

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