(Closed) Long spindly fingers? Finger to palm ratio

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What type of fingers/palms/general hand size do you have?
    Extremely long fingers : (3 votes)
    6 %
    Long fingers : (14 votes)
    27 %
    Average fingers : (4 votes)
    8 %
    Short fingers : (4 votes)
    8 %
    Really short fingers : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Wide palm : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Average palm : (15 votes)
    29 %
    Narrow palm : (4 votes)
    8 %
    All-around large hands : (5 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    710 posts
    Busy bee

    I have long fingers too.

    You know how about half of all art projects from ages 3-9 are made from hand prints or traced hands? I used to dread those, because next to my friends’ cute chubby child hand art, mine looked like E.T.

    I actually really love my hands now though. Used to roll my eyes when my mother would say I could be a hand model, but I can kind of see it now.

    Post # 6
    974 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I was always told growing up I have “piano hands”… though I never played lol.  I did mess around on an old organ my grandmother’s boyfriend had (who lived with her).

    My index finger and palm length and palm width are all exactly the same.  Which appears to put me at the top end of long fingers smack in the middle of the chart under abnormal but not into unlikely?  If I’m reading it right.  Which I think I am cause it’s pretty darn impossible to divide the same number by itself and get anything but 1.  My dad’s mom had the same hands.

    Also, the biggest part of my ring and index finger has always been the middle between the fist knuckle and first finger knuckle from the palm.  And I can only wear rings on my ring and index finger, because on the pinky and index the biggest part is the base so they just slide off.

    Post # 9
    2854 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @RenoSweeney24:  I have long fingers, but my palms are long, too.

    My finger index length is 0.46, my finger to palm length ratio is 0.81, my finger to palm width is 1.08.

    My hands are 7.25″ long! My finger (middle finger) is 3.25″ long, but my palms are only 3″ wide. My hands are just really long overall, and my fingers are fairly thin.


    Post # 10
    688 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I am just off the national average,

    0.986 for Finger Length to Palm Breadth,

    0.78 for Finger Length to Palm Length

    Post # 11
    645 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I seem to be pretty much average, although I always thought I had long fingers.. I guess I was wrong!


    .75 for fl to pl


    1.00 for fl to pw

    ETA: But apparently my hand length is longer than average, at 7.2 inches. That makes sense though, because I’m 5 feet 8.5 inches tall, which is taller than average.

    Post # 12
    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I have long fingers with average-ish palms.  It annoys me when I get gloves for Christmas or my birthday (which are within 2 weeks of each other) and they’re all small.  I need medium or large (!) gloves.  


    Then they look weird on the ends of my child-sized wrists.

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