My second toe is longer than my big toe on both feet. My ring fingers are also longer than my index fingers. I came across the above referenced article that indicates the cause may be related to hormonal exposure in utero.
I am curious to know how many in the paleosphere have this characteristic and if you believe it could be a predictior of behavior or pain/disease issues. For the record, I have not experienced any problems with my feet and I would not consider myself to have alot of testosterone driven behaviors such as aggressiveness.
Have the toes, not the fingers. I can be very aggressive, but have mellowed some over the years (my hubby has helped me see it isn't necessary to win every battle or be in charge all of the time) and am even more so since going Paleo. Sure, I still have an Irish temper, but not as frequently.
We call those "smart toes" in my family. Dad and all of us kids have them; Mom does not. She has what Dad lovingly refers to as "Barney Rubble feet." My hubby and both of my kids have them, too.
Now that you've mentioned it, I do have a longer 2nd toe than the big toe. Ring finger's aren't longer than middle finger, though, not quite sure what that correlates to.
I tend to be very competitive, more so after having gone paleo, but also a lot calmer and chilled out.
My neighbor's daughter has the fingers. She looks a lot more like the husband, and has more masculine facial features. She also is more science/math inclined, much more factual and less of a non-structured thinker. Not sure about competitive.
I have Morton's toe, but not finger. Btw, it's not necessarily indicated by length of toe/ finger, but the relation of that toe/finger joint. i.e. on feet - the 2nd toe joint is in front of (i.e. further from heel) relative to the big toe joint. So, while I have Morton's toe, my 2nd toe appears to be the same length as my big toe. What this means is that your foot doesn't balance properly on the 'tripod' of big toe - little toe - heel. This can lead to biomechanical issues, especially for runners, as those with Morton's toe tend to roll foot either in or out, thus causing some muscles to overwork while others weaken.
You can help alleviate Morton's toe by placing taping under the ball of the big toe only. I use a four-thickness strip of kinesiotape under both of mine. This is often discussed re. barefoot running.
Re. the personality tendencies. I'm horribly competitive, can be quick to anger, was a classic 'tom-boy' growing up, was often chastised for 'being un-ladylike' when I was a teenager, and it is frequently joked (by gay friends) that I'd make a great lesbian (if only I was attracted to women), as apparently I exhibit lots of stereotypical lesbian tendencies (I fix my own bike, I like herbal tea and I am fond of comfortable shoes). And before anyone gets offended, I'm not agreeing with these stereotypes, just reporting how certain friends perceive me.
I have both the fingers and toes. I suppose I was tomboy-ish when I was younger, but really I just played with all the kids on my street and we skated and rode our bikes everywhere.
I'm no where near being tomboyish now. I love me some manipedi's. However I am very active, though my bike is pink with a basket.
I was pretty boy crazy once I hit high school. Other girls seemed to hit it a little earlier than I did. I was pretty late hitting puberty though. Around 15 years old. I was always very slender though, so that may have applied.
So now I love cooking, and shopping, and doing laundry. My husband and I mentally compete against each other though. We're both nerds. Raising two more nerds :)
i have a little bit longer second toe and when i saw the women with long second toe they are not happy with their husbands and often i saw they don't have happy life and their husbands die or they divorced. is it true? if any one know please let me know because mine is also like that and i am still single.