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Tuesday, January 13

Men, Check Your Fingers

I was watching the news this morning and the newscasters were comparing their fingers because a story came out that if a man's ring finger is much longer than his index finger, he is more likely to be financially successful and a better trader. It's a hormonal thing. The amount of testosterone and androgen in the womb account for different finger lengths of individuals.
They studied male financial traders in London, taking saliva samples in the morning and evening. They found that those with higher levels of testosterone in the morning were more likely to make an unusually big profit that day. Testosterone, best known as the male sex hormone, affects aggression, confidence and risk-taking.

In the new study, the researchers measured the right hands of 44 male stock traders who were engaged in a type of trade that involved rapid decision-making and quick physical reactions.

Over 20 months those with longer ring fingers compared to their index fingers made 11 times more money than those with the shortest ring fingers. Over the same time the most experienced traders made about 9 times more than the least experienced ones.
So I googled 'finger length'. What else does finger length tell us?

Hmmm. Now we women have more than one reason to check out a guy's ring finger.
Women who want to know whether a potential boyfriend is an alpha male or Mr Nice Guy should check out his fingers, say scientists. see also: Finger Length Predicts Aggression in Men
How about a homosexuality and finger length study?

If your kid needs a math tutor, find one with a longer ring finger.
Finger Length Predicts SAT Performance: longer ring fingered students scored better in math and those with a reverse ratio scored better in reading and writing.

Finger Length Helps Predict Elementary Exam Results, Study Shows
Osteoarthritis Risk Linked To Finger Length Ratio
A study of more than 2,000 people suggests that people whose index finger is shorter than their ring finger are up to twice as likely to suffer from the condition, which is the most common form of arthritis.
Women: A new study reveals that shorter men are more likely to be jealous.

I may be finally able to find a really nice yet not terribly financially successful guy with good reading and writing skills just by checking out his hands. Who knew?

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