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Finger Length in Males Linked to Physical Violence

Contributed by Miguel Sanchez | 04 March, 2005 21:33 GMT

"Finger length can tell you a little bit about where personality comes from, and that's what we are continuing to explore."

There is a direct correlation between finger lengths and the amount of testosterone that a fetus is exposed to in utero, researchers have found. The shorter a man's index finger is relative to his ring finger, the higher the amount of his prenatal testosterone -- and the more likely he is to be physically aggressive throughout his life.

It has been known for more than a century that the length of the index finger relative to the ring finger differs between men and women, says Dr. Peter Hurd, a psychologist at the University of Alberta.

"More than anything, I think the findings reinforce and underline that a large part of our personalities and our traits are determined while we're still in the womb," said Dr. Hurd.

His findings, published this March in Biological Psychology, were determined from surveys and hand measurements of 300 U of A undergraduates.

No Correlation with Verbal Aggression

In their study, they found there were no correlations between finger lengths and people who are prone to exhibit verbally aggressive, angry, or hostile behaviors, but there was a correlation to physically aggressive behavior.

Hurd is conducting ongoing research in this area, including a study that involves measuring hockey players' finger lengths and cross referencing the results with each player's penalty minutes.

He also has a similar study showing that men with more feminine finger ratios are more prone to depression; a paper on this subject will be published later this year in Personality and Individual Differences.

Origins of Personality

"Finger lengths explain about five percent of the variation in these personality measures, so research like this won't allow you to draw conclusions about specific people," says Dr. Hurd.

"For example, you wouldn't want to screen people for certain jobs based on their finger lengths," he notes. "But finger length can tell you a little bit about where personality comes from, and that's what we are continuing to explore."

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seeking

mine is about the same size, and it would make sense according to this topic, because i am really not that agressive unless i have to be

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tigger

weird fact....

a womans index finger is longer than the ring finger and a mans ring finger is shorter than his index finger.....

and you cant lick your elbow either.

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bloo
and you cant lick your elbow either.

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But it would be fun to date a guy that could. *wink* tongue.gif

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Fluffybunny
and you cant lick your elbow either.

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But it would be fun to date a guy that could. *wink* tongue.gif

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I can. Of course my wife looked at me rather oddly when I tried tongue.gif

"Honey, it's all in the name of science..."

Well, you know what they say about short index fingers...

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tigger
and you cant lick your elbow either.

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But it would be fun to date a guy that could. *wink* tongue.gif

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I can. Of course my wife looked at me rather oddly when I tried tongue.gif

"Honey, it's all in the name of science..."

Well, you know what they say about short index fingers...

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its harder to pick your nose with??? huh.gif

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seeking
a womans index finger is longer than the ring finger and a mans ring finger is shorter than his index finger.....

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how is that weird i dont get it, its the same for both

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tigger
a womans index finger is longer than the ring finger and a mans ring finger is shorter than his index finger.....

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how is that weird i dont get it, its the same for both

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nah.. the reason why its different is due to the hormone levals.. females have higher oestrogen which is why the index finger is longer...

tis a wee bit weird tho hmm.gif

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kwai
a womans index finger is longer than the ring finger and a mans ring finger is shorter than his index finger.....

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how is that weird i dont get it, its the same for both

518842[/snapback]

nah.. the reason why its different is due to the hormone levals.. females have higher oestrogen which is why the index finger is longer...

tis a wee bit weird tho hmm.gif

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Think what seeking means is

Womans index finger is longer than her ring finger = Bigger index finger

Mans ring finger is shorter than his index finger = Bigger index finger.

Both the same.

I have a shorter index finger than my ring finger and according to the study i should be physically aggressive.

Whilst i love to spar and even go full contact at the Gym I run like a red sock in the white wash when a real fight occurs.

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jack0fhearts

Holy crap, which is my ring finger, left hand or right?

Both my ring fingers are different lengths, the left hand one is heaps shorter than index while right hand ring finger is heaps longer than index finger.

I'm a freak? ohmy.gif

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seeking

ring finger is left hand

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tigger
Holy crap, which is my ring finger, left hand or right?

Both my ring fingers are different lengths, the left hand one is heaps shorter than index while right hand ring finger is heaps longer than index finger.

I'm a freak?  ohmy.gif

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are you a freak? do you really want us to answer that questions tongue.gif

but the ring finger is the fourth finger on both hands.

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AztecInca

Hey, mine are the same length!

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jack0fhearts
ring finger is left hand

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Cool. No wonder I always have a certain coolness about me, and never get mad.

Tigger you tease tongue.gif We could both be freaks blush.gif

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ROGER

grin2.gif I always assumed Tiggers middle finger was long, and that she was a Proctologist down there!

Thank God I am on the other side of the Planet! thumbsup.gif

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tigger

^

um.. i aint got no work in the anal sphincter area thank goodness.. althought in the vet nursing field i have managed to have my arm up a horses bott... that was attractive

ring finger is left hand

520295[/snapback]

Cool. No wonder I always have a certain coolness about me, and never get mad.

Tigger you tease tongue.gif We could both be freaks blush.gif

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heyyyyy who told you.. that was supposed to be a secret... now everyone knows..

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Scorpius

Mine are the same length, give or take a few millimeters. And yes I'm the least aggressive out of all my brothers.

Edited by Blue-Scorpion

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tigger

well...... im guessing you arent the youngest child.. therefore the most bashed

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Scorpius

You're right. Tigger. How do you know? ph34r.gif

Are you a middle child? Or you psychic or somehting. blink.gif

Edited by Blue-Scorpion

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tigger

nope... im the baby (and wont be getting into your belly)

but was still bashed... and pushed off bunk beds

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