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The Pinky Finger: A Measure for Sexe, Personality & Psychopathology!

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You probably heard about the ‘2D:4D finger ratio’ (digit ratio), which has widely been recognized as a measure for prenatal hormonal life.  Over the past years quite a few studies have revealed that this ratio between the pointer finger (2D) and the ring finger (4D) represents e.g. a correlation with various aspects of human behavior. But how about the other fingers and their ratios? An introduction about the key-role of the pinky finger (5th finger).

So far, out of the hundreds of finger-length-studies published so far, only a couple of those have been focussed on other fingers as well.

 Interestingly, the pinky finger has turned out often to play a key-role in the most significant results. A quick overview of some issues to remember:

De Bruin et al. (2011) found that a high 3D:5D ratio (= relatively short pinky finger) may reveal a clue that correlates with psychopathology. The 3D:5D ratio in boys and in girls was positively associated with scores on Externalizing Problems. Further, in girls only, the 3D:5D ratio was positively correlated to scores on Internalizing Problems.

McFadden & Bracht (2009) found that the largest effect sizes related to sexe differences (males versus females) were demonstrated in ratios that involved the pinky finger.

Gosh (2005) found that pinky finger ratio may reveal a personality clue related to the dimensions Neuroticism & Psychoticism: a tip ending below the interphalangeal crease of the ring finger (4th finger) correlates in men & women with high scores on Neuroticism & Psychoticism.

Wolff (1951) found that both an extraordinary short pinky finger and an extraordinary long pinky finger is often seen in schizophrenia. 

Additionally, one should also be aware that beyond the length of the pinky finger, quite a few other dimensions of the 5th finger (incl. clinodactyly) have been associated with various types of  medical- and neurological disorders – such as: autism. Which makes the pinky finger an important aspect to be considered in the perspective of Multi-Perspective Palm Reading.

Many more details are presented in the article:
Do not underestimate your little finger!

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Written by martijnvanmensvoort

September 6, 2011 at 2:30 pm

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  1. I have short pinky fingers. I am pretty normal, my mother had my brother who is FAS, and I know she still had some problems with drugs with me, but I have struggled in the past with anger, suicidal thoughts, self-esteem, attatchment issues..any of this relative to my short pinkies?Thank You!!

    Liz Scott

    March 6, 2012 at 5:31 am

    • Hello Liz,

      Slightly short pinkies are relatively normal in women, so it really depends on how short your pinky fingers really are.
      But you should also know that people who have long pinky fingers could suffer from the same issues that you mentioned.

      So, it requires a more detailed study of your hand in order to estimate whether you pinkies could somehow be related to the problems that you mentioned.

      Anyway, thank you for your response!

      martijnvanmensvoort

      March 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm


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