Index Finger

Index FingerIf your dominant hand’s index finger appears long, (tip is more than halfway past the middle of the tip of the middle finger), projects forward, and has pink color beneath (all races), you’re a planner, goal setter, and natural leader. As an ambitious career minded professional, you’re attracted to go-getters like yourself, steering far away from strays and fixer-uppers. Anyone looking for a free ride or unable to carry his or her weight will quickly lose your respect.

 

finger lengthsMany dominant index fingered people are of medium height with generously proportioned bodies. They frequently have wide chests, high foreheads, widely spaced kind eyes, and round faces with wavy hair. These individuals enjoy being married and need a partner as much as a lover in a mate. Their relationship problems often result from obsessive or controlling behavioral patterns and judgmental, critical attitudes. False pride, gluttony, vanity, and bossiness are weaknesses that these individuals can overcome by practicing moderation and steadily earning success.

Although, long index fingered folk are naturally healthy types, they must be careful not to overindulge in rich food and drink. As their physical sense is taste, temptation is strong. They love rich exotic foods, luxurious desserts, and fine wine. If they don’t take good care of themselves, they’re prone to blood disorders, liver trouble, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, and problems with hips, thighs, and throat. Many of the finest chefs have dominant index fingers (reflected in the length and thickness of the bottom phalange).

As previously discussed, proportions of individual phalanges, knots, and nails are important. With a spatulate fingertip there’s more individuality, unconventionality, and originality. A square tipped person is more practical and responsible. Round and conical tips are adaptable and intuitive. Every detail, including fingerprints, must to be taken into consideration.

lifeprintsDermatoglyphics rarely change, unlike lines, which change as our thinking, and circumstances change. A careful examination of dermatoglyphics requires a quality set of hand-prints  a magnifying glass, and a measuring device. Dermatoglyphics and timing are beyond the scope of this blog at the moment. If you’re interested in fingerprints, Richard Unger has devoted a large portion of his career as a hand analyst to finger prints. His book, LIFEPRINTS, is worth reading. 

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If your index finger is short (less than half way to the middle of the top phalange of the middle finger), you’ll have to work harder than the long index fingered person. Your major challenge is learning to value and ask enough for yourself. Too many short index fingered people received too little encouragement and support while growing up. Nonetheless, plenty of successful individuals have short index fingers. They earn every drop of whatever they achieve. Nothing comes easily. Scientific studies have related short index fingers to homosexuality, a claim I’ve refuted in a previous entry. See how my knowledge of index fingers transformed my family’s destiny.

The basic shape of your hands will determine whether you’re more intuitive, practical, thinking, or feeling. If you want to cultivate a dominant index fingered person, be honest and direct, show pride in your work, and take calculated risks. Many strong index fingered people become successful managers, journalists, judges, lawyers, politicians, singers (instrument is voice), producers, promoters, priests, chefs, speakers, and salespeople.

Perception – Do homosexuals have shorter index fingers than heterosexuals?

Do homosexuals and lesbians have shorter index fingers than heterosexuals? According to a full-page article entitled “FINGERS TIP OFF HOMOSEXUALITY” first published in the New York Post on March 30, 2,000 the answer is “yes”. Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley surveyed 720 gay men at street fairs in San Francisco and determined that gay men had shorter index fingers than heterosexual men. In a second article on March 31st, the Post claimed this was “the most talked about story in the history of the New York Post”. They explained how larger amounts of male hormones in Mom’s womb linked short index fingers to gays and lesbians. Their theory also extended to ring fingers, “Homosexuals and lesbians have shorter index fingers than ring fingers.”

Predicting someone is gay from the length of his or her index finger is absurd. Sexual proclivities and appetites in general are reflected in the shapes, proportions, flexibility, elasticity, consistency, and colors of hands and fingers. Sexual behavior including seductiveness, passive/aggressiveness, and fetishes are reflected in the ball of the thumb, heart line, and pinky finger. Index fingers do not provide answers to questions of sexual orientation. I’ve examined many thousands of long-index-fingered gays and short-index-fingered straights at special events over the past thirty years. A preponderance of photographers, designers, architects, craftsmen, actors, performers, teachers, and salespeople has longer ring than index fingers.

Your index finger does say a lot about your character. Here is the long and short of index fingers. If your index finger is short (less than half way to the middle of the top phalange of the middle finger), you will have to work harder to achieve your goals than the long-index-fingered person. Your major challenge is learning to value yourself enough, to ask for what you’re worth. Too many short-index-fingered people received too little emotional support and encouragement while growing up. They were unable to be their authentic selves.

Plenty of successful individuals have short index fingers, however, nothing came easily to them. They earned every drop of what they achieved. What the Berkeley survey is saying, but doesn’t realize, is that the particular focus group of gay people they found at street fairs battle with issues of self-esteem. Perhaps a parent was unavailable physically or emotionally during their formative years. It’s no wonder so many gay people have short index fingers considering how confused, afraid, angry, and perverse western culture is concerning homosexuality.

I chose the photo of Mitt Romney to draw attention to and dispel one of many myths about palmistry. This particular myth is popular in the main stream because the scientific community has embraced and dubbed it “digit ratio theory.” You’ll find almost a half million results when you Google it. If you believe it, you can also assume that Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George Bush are also gay as they have longer ring fingers than index fingers. The “digit ratio theory” doesn’t define homosexuality, but it does perpetuate stereotypes and prejudices in our culture.