Parts of Thumb
Unlike the three phalanges that every finger has, a thumb is divided in two phalanges. Ideally, the length of both the phalanges should be equal.
First Phalange: This phalange denotes ‘will power’ or determination factor in a person. If the first phalange is well developed, it shows a brilliant ability for that person to carry out his tasks. In an overdeveloped first phalange, or extra long section as compared to the lower phalange, it denotes that the person is highly stubborn and inflexible.
The shape of the first phalange is also important. An extra fleshy first phalange is an indicator of the person who is crass and blunt. The thin first phalange indicates weakness. The width of the first phalange indicates aggressiveness. An overtly wide top shows that the person is too aggressive, and vice versa. The supple thumb, which bends itself in the arc, is the indicator of a person who is flexible and has no qualms about changing his ideals and opinions.
Second Phalange: This phalange gives more information about the nature or temperament of the individual. Here the logic is the guiding force behind every action. If it is necessary to carry out the tasks, logic is utilized to think and plan the actions. A shorter top phalange will show the lack of drive to carry the task, while a shorter second phalange will show lack of proper reasoning behind every action.
In some cases, there may be a reference to the Third phalange in a thumb which is essentially the Mount of Venus.
Spacing of Thumb
Spacing of the thumb with the fingers also divulges a great deal of information. A narrow spacing, or thumb placed making a less angle with fingers shows a person who likes to follow things up. They like to think over the details and consider taking each and every step cautiously. They do not like to take much risk in life, and hence leadership capabilities are considerably low in them.
A thumb with a naturally wide spacing shows a person with leadership capabilities and a natural ability to get things done. They have loads of optimism and confidence to set an example of them. The thumb with a mild spacing with the Index Finger shows capacity for both the qualities.
Types of Thumb
The thumb is probably one of the most important aspects of the body. The types of thumb represent someone who has a balanced will, a logical mind and love. The different types of thumbs are as follows:
Hence, the thumb is equally important like the lines in hand. They reveal an individual’s personality and temperament.