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Mrs T O+
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What's this about 1-2 mm difference in finger lengths?
If my ring finger is 1 mm longer, doesn't that mean it's longer? Duh? What were they talking about on some other thread?
Or if the lengths are so close, does that cast doubt on what is the GT?
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Beautifully said.


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Lisalea
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Hello LisaLea, Yes, I am very well today!  Well, maybe the consistency for Nomads is that we are not consistent!!  

Anyway, the technique I use is to turn my hand more sideways, instead of palm down.  I straighten my fingers, and use a transparent ruler.  I don't press too hard on the web between the fingers, making sure that the pressure is consistent each time I do a measurement.  Also, I put the ruler in the center between each finger, and not closer to one finger or another.


I truly beleive that I'm a Nomad Victoria !!!  
Thank-u again and u're a moderator now ??
Wow ... congratulations !! ... I just noticed actually   !!
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Victoria
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Thanks LisaLea, but I've been a moderator for almost 2 years.  



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Quoted from Mrs T O+
What's this about 1-2 mm difference in finger lengths?
If my ring finger is 1 mm longer, doesn't that mean it's longer? Duh? What were they talking about on some other thread?
Or if the lengths are so close, does that cast doubt on what is the GT?
Thanks,
Mrs "T"    O+ [hoping for hunter, but it may be by a whisker!]


I don't have the answer but need it! I'm having the same problem. My fingers are so close in measurement (by 1 mm on one hand, 2 mm on the other hand) that sometimes they look like they're the exact same size. I've measured so many times!



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Lisalea
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Quoted from Victoria
Thanks LisaLea, but I've been a moderator for almost 2 years.  




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kate4975
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There's a thread called finger lengths where Dr. D is quoted. I read his post as meaning that a person who's measurement is off +/- 2-3 mm on one finger will likely be off by the same amount on the other measurements so the comparison will still be accurate. But a moderator made it sound like a difference of 2-3 mm should be considered too small to count and the index should be considered longer.

Honestly, I expected to be a Gatherer, since I'm full-figured even though I'm not overweight (well, maybe 10 lbs but nothing major).

The part I'm struggling with, and can't seem to get an answer on, is should I really consider the index equal or longer even though I have no doubt it's shorter? I mean, how much longer does the ring finger have to be in order to be considered longer? When I put my measurements in exactly as taken (over and over again), I'm a Nomad, but if I'm supposed to adding or subtracting 2-3 mm for some reason, why doesn't the calculator do that for me or tell me to do it? Maybe I should just pretend I never read the posts about the "neck and neck" measurements and stick with what the calculator tells me with the measurements as they are. As you and others have said, my body will eventually tell me if it's not right. It's just frustrating that such a difficult to determine factor could be the very thing onto which a lifestyle choice you're making hinges.


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This may sound like an idiotic question but, when measuring the length of my ring finger, I find that it's a bit more padded on the tip than the index finger, which is much less padded on the end.  

Does the padding count?
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Lisalea
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Quoted from kate4975
As you and others have said, my body will eventually tell me if it's not right. It's just frustrating that such a difficult to determine factor could be the very thing onto which a lifestyle choice you're making hinges.

Amen.
My feelings exact, a simple blood test would have been much easier  



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If it's flesh, it counts.  Just don't count your fingernail.  




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I was lucky the the differences are noticeable...ratio of .92 index to ring


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Quoted from Victoria

I don't press too hard on the web between the fingers, making sure that the pressure is consistent each time I do a measurement.  Also, I put the ruler in the center between each finger, and not closer to one finger or another.


I also wondered how hard to press on the web. However, in the book, it specifically states to measure from the lowest crease, the line between finger and palm. No problems after that  

It made the difference between being a Hunter or an Explorer for me.

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I remeasured and remeasured too and just by a hair....a hair! I seem to be a gatherrer instead of hunter...but so close! what if I'm really a hunter? the only thing is no one in my family has had the hunter diseases, and there's lots of gatherer diseases represented.....
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Hi all!

My sis was having a hard time too - so we got a "6" Combination Square" . It's a 6" metal ruler with a sliding guage on it. Very simple to use and definately worth a trip to the Hardware Store.
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