Did you know that your toes can actually say a whole lot about your personality?
Foot reading has been practiced in China for over 5,000 years. The logic behind it is the same as that behind foot reflexology, which operates on the principle that areas on your foot mirror the rest of your body.
So perhaps it’s not surprising that many foot reflexologists also believe in the power of foot reading. Take Jane Sheehan, for example, who says:
“Whip off your socks and I’ll be able to tell if you are a wild, adventurous risk-taker or if you crave stability, order and harmony in your life. I’ll also know if you’ve been over-indulging in the wine and choccies.”
Sheehan came up with the following guide for learning exactly what your feet say about you.
Your Big Toe
Are you a creative person? If so, chances are that your big toe is relatively big. On the flip side, however, you’re probably also not the best at focussing.
If your big toe is small, you’re probably great at multi-tasking.
Your Second Toe
If you’ve got a particularly long second toe, it probably means you’re a natural leader – maybe even a tad bossy.
As such, in ancient Indian folklore, a long second toe is an undesirable trait in a wife as it was believed to mean that woman was particularly naggy.
A smaller second toe, on the other hand, likely means you’re more easygoing.
According to ancient Chinese beliefs, a long third toe is indicative of resourcefulness. If you’ve got a long third toe, it could mean that you’re energetic, driven and have strong willpower. It could also mean that you’re prone to forgetting how to let loose and have fun.
On the other hand (foot?), if you’ve got a shorter third toe, it means you’re likely more relaxed.
Your Fourth Toe
Is your fourth toe long and straight? Is it also frequently curled? This could mean you’re having problems in your personal/family life.
If your fourth toe is relaxed, family is still very important to you and it’s likely things are going well with yours.
If you’ve got a shorter fourth toe, your love life is likely not your main concern.
The Pinky Toe
London24 reports that if your little toe’s nail is facing sideways as opposed to up, it likely means you’re unconventional and rebellious. Your focus is probably also not the most intense.
Further, if you can wiggle your small toe it probably means you’re adventurous and impulsive.
What About The Arches On Your Feet?
It’s not just your toes that have all the prophetic wisdom! The arches on your feet also say a lot about you.
Jane Sheehan says people with high arches are typically independent and self-sufficient – almost to the point of being anti-social.
Conversely, low aches are associated with more social, outgoing individuals who enjoy being in crowds.
Someone with wider feet is likely restless, constantly moving and preoccupied. You might want to consider taking things easy once in a while.
If you’ve got narrow, long feet, you’re the opposite – slow and usually the last person out of all your friends to be ready. On the plus side, you’ve probably got a great aesthetic sense.