Small Finger Meanings in Hand Analysis
When you think about palmistry, you might straight away look at the lines on your palm. However, in order to read the hand properly, you must compare several aspects, including the fingers and their length. Sometimes it’s difficult to decipher whether a finger is longer or shorter than normal. A small finger can be thin or it might be 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. To tell if all the fingers are long or short, compare them to the length of the palm on the back of the hand. The reason why it’s difficult to judge finger length on the palm side is that the mounts (if well developed) can affect the look of the fingers.
If the fingers appear about the same length as the palm, they are usually average, so, neither long or short. However, if the palm is a rectangle shape or narrow, the same length fingers are classified as long, because the palm is long. (Confusing, maybe). Below is an image of someone with a long palm but with short fingers.
Below is an example of someone who has long fingers because the palm is also long.
When trying to figure out if any specific finger is short, I have found that the middle finger is the best guide to judge the other fingers. The ring and index fingers should reach a little over halfway along the top phalange of the middle finger. The average length of pinkie should reach the top crease of the ring 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.
If one finger happens to be shorter or thinner than usual, it can depict under development in the qualities that are represented by it. Examples of meanings by the individual short finger:
- The Pinkie – Lack of business or communication skills. The shyness or a lack of 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.
- Index finger – small ego. Lack of leadership (unless it is thick).
- 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.