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A Ring Finger Longer Than The Index Finger Can Say A Lot About Your Personality And Gender Preference

Date July 4, 2019

It may seem odd to imagine that the length of your fingers can have anything to do with your behavior and life choices, but some studies have shown that this theory has some merit.

A few studies have backed the belief that the length of your ring finger in proportion to your index finger can hold certain clues about your personality.

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For example, researchers from the University of Essex discovered that this can actually hint at your gender preferences. The study suggested that women whose left index and ring fingers are different lengths were more likely to be lesbians.

To arrive at their conclusion, the scientists measured the fingers of 18 pairs of female identical twins where one was a lesbian and the other was straight. On average, the lesbians had different-sized index and ring fingers but only on the left hand.

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The researchers suggested the possibility that this could be because they were exposed to more testosterone in the womb.

One Oxford University study also discovered that those whose ring and index fingers were the same length were more likely to be faithful in a relationship.

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According to reports, it has also been found that when your index finger is shorter than the ring finger, you're more likely to be verbally aggressive. But the good news is that this trait, which is most common among men, can predict a stronger athletic prowess in women.

Medical doctor and researcher Carl Pintzka also agreed that the relationship between the index and ring finger could indicate how much testosterone a person was exposed to in utero. So when the ring finger is longer than the index finger, it shows a greater level of testosterone which reflects in several areas of a person's life.

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Those whose index finger is longer than their ring finger were exposed to lower levels of testosterone, but they have some positive traits too including a strong aptitude for verbal memory tasks, like remembering lists of words.

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While these studies cannot provide a 100 percent accurate analysis of a person, they are pretty interesting theories to learn about and you also get to find out if they apply to you.

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The material in this article is for informational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a certified specialist.