Small Finger Meanings in Hand Analysis
Sometimes it’s difficult to decipher whether a finger is longer or shorter than normal. A small one can be thin or short, sometimes both.
The best way, to begin, is by first deciding if all the fingers are average length or not, then check the setting of the fingers to see whether they are even.
I have found that the middle finger is the best guide to begin judging the index and ring fingers, and they should reach a little over halfway along the top phalange of the middle finger.
When a finger is of average length, it characteristically shows a balanced individual who would possess a normal level of confidence, ambition, ego and responsibility.
Individual meanings of the fingers if short.
A one is shorter or thinner than usual, it can depict under development in the qualities that are represented by it. Some examples:
- The Pinkie – communication difficulties or shyness. Some can lack a sex drive.
- The ring finger – untapped creativity. Antisocial or introverted.
- The middle – lack of seriousness. Guilt or cowardly. If it’s short, irresponsible or disrespect for the law.
- The index – small ego. Lack of leadership.
- The thumb – weak drive and willpower. Also a lack of leadership.
But before jumping to conclusions, another feature to look for is the thickness, because often a short finger will be compensated for by being thicker than average. If this is the case, then the person is likely to be putting in an effort to make up for any deficiency.
For example when the Index is short (which would typically indicate some lack of confidence). But if it is also thick, then the trust issues are of the past. A mount underneath it can also help to offset shortness or thinness of it by its prominence or markings such as vertical lines.