The thumb has a great significance in reading hands; you can glance at a person’s hand and quickly get a general idea of their energy, drive, and basic temperament. A short thumb or a long one is a crucial part of learning about someone’s character, particularly in situations where one is meeting someone for the first time.
In most business or personal circumstances, people shake hands to introduce themselves. What a perfect opportunity to glance at the fingers!
As with most features, finding balance in proportion to itself and how it appears to look on the hand is ideal. Nothing too crude and nothing too small. In general, a little one belongs to the day-dreamer; one set at the base of the hand belongs to the hands of a worker; a large one indicates the strength of character and intelligence. The thumb is an exemplary aspect in which to attain clues confirming other characteristics found on the hands.
The small thumb meaning
A small thumb is classed as such if it fails to reach halfway up the base phalange of the index finger. It denotes some weakness of character with a passive nature. They too easily daydream about their goals. However, they are mostly ruled by their heart and so are not the least bit arrogant or aggressive.
The natural qualities of drive, determination, and action that come with a regular length thumb are deficient. Instead, it shows someone timid, quiet, submissive and at times, lethargic. Easily influenced by others, they prefer that someone else guide them as to what to do. Alternatively, somebody else doing it for them; habitually they are used to being dependent on others.
- A pointed tip signifies passive-aggressiveness.
- If a small one is also thin, a lack of authority and physical strength.
- If it happens to be thick, (short fat thumb) it suggests forcefulness and a lack of sensitivity.
Read about the meaning of the thumb angles here
What if all the fingers are short?
The fingers are classed as short when they look distinctly shorter in proportion to the rest of the hand. There are varying degrees of shortness. The qualities of the character type are more pronounced in the very short fingers.
The shorter the fingers, the more they dislike specifics and details. They think quickly and act quickly. The operation of their mind has no element of slowness. They are passionate, restless and certainly impatient. There’s no time for details and everything needs to be done fast. With this lack of interest in trivial matters, on the positive side, they can get to the point and see the whole picture. If you want someone to get a job done fast, this is your guy (or gal).
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