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Quick tests to determine your true personality

HealthBy Sunday World
Quick tests to determine your true personality

Could the length of your fingers or the way you clasp your hands be the key to revealing your true personality? New evidence has suggested that rather than splashing out a fortune on personal therapy to get to the root of our character, we could easily undertake a few simple tests at home. It has been claimed that personality traits such as sex drive, aggression, selfishness, anxiety and business acumen can be detected by examining our body features, or completing a certain task, reports Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper.

Here we look at a few of the suggested ways to unearth the real you.

Sex drive and assertiveness:

Hold out your right hand and keep fingers together, then compare the length of your first (index) finger, with your third (ring) finger. This comparison is believed to be linked to male sex hormone testosterone in the womb, with those exposed to higher levels tending to have longer ring fingers.

If a man’s ringer is longer than the index digit, he is likely to be more promiscuous, assertive and prone to taking risks. Women’s ring and index fingers tend to be the same length, but if they are longer scientists claim they stand a better chance of running a successful business.

Logic and Intuitiveness:

Clasp hands together locking your fingers and place one thumb on top of the other.

According to studies, placing the left thumb on top means you are more likely to be creative, spontaneous and intuitive, and ‘right-brained’. There is a theory that each half of our brain offers a different way of thinking, so the right half deals with vision, creativity and emotions. The left side tends to process logic and language, so if you placed your right thumb on the top this suggests you are more analytical and detail-orientated.

Self-centered or caring:

Trace a capital E on your forehead with a finger, then think about which way you drew the letter. Was it backwards so that you could read it, or so that it made sense to someone else looking at it? This may be rather revealing, as psychologists believe that drawing it backwards suggests the individual is egotistical. Professor Richard Wiseman, psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire, says: “They tend to come across as being the ‘same person’ in different situations, and their behaviour is guided more by their own values than the needs of others.”

If you outlined the E so that other people could read it, you are more likely to be adaptable and considerate of other views, but prone to changing personality according to who you are with.

Stress and Emotions:

Ask yourself this question, “Is your ‘self’ located in your heart or head?” If you answered ‘heart’, a study conducted on hundreds of volunteers at North Dakota State University found this meant you tend to rely on emotions and intuition when decision making. You also place greater importance on social groups and are more likely to donate to heart disease charities than dementia causes.

Anyone who answered ‘head’ apparently reacts less emotionally to stress, has a better quality degree and values their independence.

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