What is the length of your index and pointer fingers?

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Your index and pointer finger
I am male and both are the same length 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
I am male and my index is longer than my pointer 18%  18%  [ 2 ]
I am male and My pointer is longer than my index 27%  27%  [ 3 ]
I am female and both are the same length 9%  9%  [ 1 ]
I am female and my index is longer than my pointer 36%  36%  [ 4 ]
I am female and my pointer is longer than my index 9%  9%  [ 1 ]
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petal
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21 Dec 2007, 2:54 am

This is really random, but I heard about this thing and I am just curious to know if there is any truth to it. I cant tell you why just yet, because that may effect what you say.

OK, now I want you to look at your Index and pointer fingers, and just select an option from the above (or below, i dont know where it goes). If for some strange reason none of the options apply to you, just write something.

I am looking for even small differences. perhaps if its borderline something or other you can post saying so.


Thanks for participating
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Edit: OHh damn do i feel sooo incredibly stupid now! :oops:

I meant to write the ring finger :oops:

so im assuming everyone thought i meant ring finger by index, if not ill just write up why soon anyway

:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :pale: :|



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21 Dec 2007, 7:02 am

A tad confused. Are index and pointer the same? I mean that I have a trigger finger and a flip the bird finger, but trigger and index and pointer are the same right? I mean that I wouldn't point with my bird finger?

And do you mean apparent length or actual length from base knuckle?


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21 Dec 2007, 9:15 am

I'm assuming you mean index finger and middle finger...right?



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21 Dec 2007, 9:52 am

I have read about this before. It is actually the trigger finger and the ring finger that are to be compared, and the measurement is to be taken from the base knuckle.

I am not sure there is anything to this, however.



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21 Dec 2007, 11:35 am

Yeah, index/pointer and ring fingers.

Supposedly, autistics have longer ring fingers than index fingers.

Also, according to a completely different and unrelated study, "Alpha" male types supposedly have much longer index fingers than ring fingers.

And in both studies the suspected cause of these polar opposite findings was "high testosterone levels in the womb."

Excuse me if I think these people are talking out their ***es.



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21 Dec 2007, 12:11 pm

Longer ring fingers are correlated to more testosterone.

http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/s674140.htm

90mm ring finger on right hand
82mm index finger right hand

88mm ring finger left hand
80mm index finger left hand


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21 Dec 2007, 12:35 pm

There was a thread about this in General Autism Discussion a while back... I think mine are the same length but my index looks longer because it starts further up... if my fingers were cut off and put in a straight line they'd be the same length. :)



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21 Dec 2007, 2:57 pm

I think pointer refers to the ring ringer.



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21 Dec 2007, 3:57 pm

My ring finger is longer than my index finger. Yep. I lead on the dance floor. :wink:



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21 Dec 2007, 5:42 pm

On both hands my fingers that are beside my thumb are shorter that the fingers traditionally termed ring fingers. The difference is very slight but it is there nonetheless.

This is a very interesting topic.



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21 Dec 2007, 5:47 pm

Yea, I remember taking a gender identity test when this question came up. I think my ring and index fingers are about the same length.