What The Biggest, Longest Finger On Your Dominant Hand Says About Your Personality

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What The Biggest Finger On Your Dominant Hand Says About Your Personality Traits & Characteristics

You may not realize your hands hold a bevy of secrets about the deepest aspects of yourself and the core of who you really are, but they do!

Your hands are like mirrors, reflecting who you are, how you think, what you feel, and many more hidden aspects that you might not even be aware of.

Knowing just a bit about palm reading, and more specifically, about the anatomy of the five fingers on each of your hands, you can gain revealing insights into your dominant personality traits, defining characteristics and greatest personal strengths and weaknesses.

According to palmistry, the practice of reading palms, "Each area of the palm and fingers is related to a god or goddess, and the features of that area indicate the nature of the corresponding aspect of the subject."

Palm readers refer to the five fingers by a specific set of names:

  • Thumb: Simply called the thumb
  • Index finger/pointer/forefinger: Jupiter finger
  • Middle finger: Saturn finger
  • Ring finger: Apollo finger or Sun finger
  • Little finger/pinky: Mercury finger

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We all have one dominant or “strong” finger that is longer than the others. This finger represents you authentic nature.

In order to determine your strong finger, simply look for the biggest, straightest finger on your dominant hand relative to the other fingers. Then scroll through this simple palm reading guide to find out how to read your palms and reveal what your fingers say about you.

Here's what the strongest of the five fingers on your dominant hand reveal about your personality traits according to palm reading techniques.

If you have ...

1. A strong thumb

In palmistry, the thumb represents your willpower; your ability to get things done or restrain yourself from doing something you shouldn't. The larger the thumb, the bigger the indication of your staying power.

People with a dominant thumb are generally recognized as being "manifestors" — people who are determined that when they pick a goal, project, or any number of ideas in their lives to accomplish they will stick with it until it has been achieved.

People with big thumbs naturally have more to do, accomplish, or create than most. They may even find lesser-thumbed people to be lazy or disappointing by comparison. Many who have type-A personalities and people holding positions of power have larger thumbs. They're the people others find themselves going to with questions like, “How do you get it all done?”

If your thumb is strong, you’re going places!

2. A strong Jupiter/index finger

When looking at your dominant hand, if your index finger is longer than your ring finger, this means you are a “Jupiterian.”

According to Roman mythology, your ruling planet is associated with Jupiter, king of the gods, as well as the god of the sky and thunder. He was thought of as a strong, tactical leader — "a divine witness to oaths, the sacred trust on which justice and good government depend" — so it makes sense that Jupiterians are naturally born to authority.

Jupiterians are natural leaders with a deep sense of self. They aren't afraid to take a hard look at themselves, and they believe being honest and direct is most often the best approach in life.

They don't traditionally tend to seek the spotlight, but the spotlight may find them anyway, as others find themselves instinctively looking up to them.

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3. A strong Saturn/middle finger

In Roman mythology, Saturn was the god of "generation, dissolution, plenty, wealth, agriculture, periodic renewal and liberation."

He was in charge of a lot, so it’s fairly easy to connect a strong Saturn finger with an aptitude for responsibility. His temple in the Roman Forum even housed the state treasury, so if you’ve got a strong Saturn finger, you’ve got a super strong sense of discipline.

Of course, everyone's middle finger is naturally the longest, so in order to determine whether or not your Saturn finger is your strongest finger, note the thickness of the digit and how much it towers over its neighboring fingers, Jupiter and Apollo. The neighbors won’t reach halfway up the upper phalange of Saturn.

If this finger towers over the others and dominates your hand, you’re a trustworthy person who gets things done. People with strong Saturn fingers take their duties seriously. They are stalwart and responsible.

Whether on the job, with family, or generally in life, they take on whatever tasks they’re handed with a deep sense of purpose.

4. A strong Apollo/ring finger

Apollo, twin brother to sister Artemis, was the Roman god of "music, truth and prophecy, healing, the sun and light, plague, poetry, and more," as well as the leader and choir director of the nine muses. This means that if your ring finger is your strongest, you have an undeniable sense of boundless creativity.

If your Apollo finger is more than a half centimeter longer than your index finger, it’s considered “long.”

If your ring finger is strong, it suggests that you’re incredibly creative, whether in art, cooking, problem-solving, or any number of areas of life at home and at work. You’re the one always thinking outside the box and looking for creative solutions to problems.

You’ve also probably got your head a bit stuck in the clouds and might tend to be on the forgetful side, as you never stop daydreaming.

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5. A strong Mercury/pinky/little finger

The littlest finger on your hand — your pinky or Mercury finger — packs quite a punch when it comes to communication, and you’ve got it in spades! If this finger juts up above the upper phalange of your ring finger, then it is considered strong.

Given that this is also the most likely finger to be bent, it may be difficult to ascertain if it is, indeed, your strong finger.

There are many reasons this occurs, including incidents in which you may have broken this finger at some time or another. This generally means there was a breakdown in communication at the time of the incident, but even so, you may still have a strong Mercury finger.

In fact, the bends in this finger can tell you more about yourself!

If your Mercury finger bends inward, you may have a tendency to “bend” the truth. If it bends outward, you’re likely a great storyteller!

Communication skills are important, and luckily, you’re a great conversationalist who's effective at getting your meaning across. You probably have minimal misunderstandings, and people know they can trust you to say what you mean and not dance around issues.

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Cynthia Clark is a certified palm reading consultant and relationship expert, as well as the author of Stories in Your Hands. Visit her website to learn more about how she uses palmistry and archetypes to assist others in discovering their soulmate match.