Unlike fingers, the thumb has two phalanges that make human beings unique among other living creatures. But more than that, it could reveal some unique details about your personality too.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on January 24, 2020. It has since been updated.
Did you know that criminalists study the shape of thumbs to know more about the criminal and his mindset? Yes! That's how communicative thumbs can be. In fact, our hands, palms, and fingers reveal some interesting tidbits about our personality which have proven to be accurate many times.
Unlike fingers, the thumb has two phalanges that make human beings unique among other living creatures. Besides, the different shapes of the thumb make us different from one another and also reveal the different characteristics of people.
Let's know what these shapes are and what they mean:
If the upper part of your thumb is longer it means that you have a keen eye for precision. You always find a better way of finishing work and are filled with new ideas. To execute those ideas, you don't shy away from giving your all to it. In the process, you also toil a lot because you are a perfectionist and you never miss the minutest of errors. You set goals in your life, not for the sake of it, but to really achieve a feat. Sometimes you may find yourself stuck on a loop but you find a way to succeed, at last, all thanks to your vigilant side.
If you have a flexible thumb it means, well, you are flexible! You are adaptive, sensitive, and more expressive than people with straight thumbs. This shape is also called the Hitchhiker’s thumb. You appreciate art and are inclined towards the finer things in life. You are one of those people who stop by the road to smell a flower and listens to that one beautiful line of a song, again and again. Your mind is agile and curious, you like to experience the world and feel its good, bad, and ugly. Adapting to new circumstances and places does not seem like a task for you and you always find an interesting way to deal with obstacles.
Your thumb defines the words "hard-working." If the bottom part of your thumb is longer than the top part it means that you are confident and smart and know how to overcome obstacles. You are not lazy, in fact, you could be ready to solve problems and deal with challenges almost always. You are also intelligent and understand that there needs to be a strategy to overcome challenges. You have a clear perspective in life and are likely to do very well in your work.
If your thumb looks straight when you do a "thumbs up" it could mean that you are a stubborn person. You do not like distractions from your goal and don't rest until it is achieved. People might perceive you as arrogant but you know that this go-getter and no-nonsense attitude is what will help you fulfill your dreams. You are also a very reliable person as you don't like breaking promises. Therefore, people do tend to trust you.
If both the phalanges of your thumb are equal it could mean that you are an analytical person. This also reveals that you are a serious person who likes to read and observe to broaden their horizon of knowledge. Friends and family know you to be a sorted and direct person who could give a bit of helpful advice in complex situations. At times, you might come across as a bit too serious to be approached but people who know you, know that you are empathetic and do not mind sharing your knowledge with people who need it.Disclaimer : This article is for your entertainment / infotainment purposes.