Women with longer ring finger than their index more successful in life
Economists Aldo Rustichini and Luigi Guiso hired a small army of 200 assistants to go out and interview over two thousand Italian men and women small-business owners and founders.
While taking interviews, the scholars also captured images the entrepreneurs' right hand palms to measure the length of their ring fingers relative to their index fingers, according to the Huffington Post.
Surprisingly they found that the ratio of index to ring finger correlates with traits such as spatial ability, risk-taking, and assertiveness. It's connected to success in competitive sports like soccer and skiing.
More interestingly, their analysis of the photos found that the more successful the entrepreneur, the longer the ring finger compared to the index finger. The most successful entrepreneurs had ring fingers 10 per cent to 20 per cent longer than their index finge.
This finding probably sounds downright absurd. But it's not really about the length of your fingers. Finger length is actually just a marker of what was going on in your mother's womb.
A couple months into gestation, fingers sprout and elongate, and, also during that time, the early limbic brain gets organized. Both of these are affected by the prevalence of the hormones testosterone and estrogen, which come both from the fetus's own sex glands and the mother's bloodstream.
The fetal ring finger has many receptors for both
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