In the new study, the researchers measured the right hands of 44 male stock traders who were engaged in a type of trade that involved rapid decision-making and quick physical reactions.
Over 20 months those with longer ring fingers compared to their index fingers made 11 times more money than those with the shortest ring fingers. Over the same time the most experienced traders made about 9 times more than the least experienced ones.
Looking only at experienced traders, the long-ring-finger folks earned 5 times more than those with short ring fingers.
While the finger ratio, showing fetal exposure to male hormones, appears to signal likely success in high-actively trading that calls for risk-taking and quick reactions, it may not indicate people who would do well at other sorts of financial activities, the researchers said.
So, guys, if a job interviewer looks at your fingers, they may be checking more than just how clean you keep them. Link -Thanks, Geekazoid!
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(@sirwebster - it would be rich and straight vs poor and gay, given what they said. Shorter ring finger = gay, longer = good at stocks.)
"The length ratio of the ring finger to the middle finger....."
and the article quote says this:
"ring fingers compared to their index fingers"
so... which one are we comparing the ring finger too?
- more fertile
- higher lifetime reproductive success
- more aggressive and assertive
- greater proclivity toward homosexuality/bisexuality
- higher musical and sports aptitude
- lower SES
And what if you have a high digit ratio? You get:
- higher risk of early heart disease
I'm off to get my heart checked.