A story that’s getting some Internet buzz today says a “recent personality diagnosis trend in Japan” suggests the shape of your nail beds can reveal your personality traits. Long nail beds are linked with creativity, broad sideways nails with eloquence, square nails with guts, and six other nail-type-personality links we really want to believe.Here are all the different nail shapes linked with characteristics—you can see each personality description further down the page:

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Now, we do know that your health can be reflected in your nails—it’s the first place nutritional deficiencies and other health issues can show up. But personality? It’s a fun idea, but there’s not one ounce of evidence to support this theory.“Nail shape and size is determined by the shape and size of your nail matrix,” says Dana Stern, a NY-based dermatologist who specializes in nail disorders. “The larger the matrix, the thicker and larger the nail.” The width and thickness of a typical nail is largely determined by genetics, and there are many different genes involved in determining how your fingernails look. Could these same genes also play into the millions of factors that determine our personality? Technically, it’s not impossible, but it’s a far off theory that we’re years away from fully understanding.

This is more likely a case of confirmation bias. That’s when we interpret a piece of information in a manner that’s partial to an existing belief we hold. For example, according to this article my long nail beds signal I’m highly imaginative, creative and meticulous. Which I am, of course.Or more aptly, I like to believe that I posess these qualities and when I see those words attributed to me, I immediatly think “Yes! This is true!” (Because I’m so imaginative, I think in exclamation points.) In actuality being “imaginative” is a sweeping term that could be used to descibe most of the population. Confirmation bias is the same phenomenon that science-minded folks use to explain why we love horoscopes (hey, don’t shoot the messenger).Here are the traits associated with each nail bed. It’s a fun concept, but just like you would (we hope) with a horoscope, take it with a grain of salt.

Vertically long: You’re a mild-tempered romanticist

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It is likely that your right brain is more well-developed, and you’re the highly imaginative type. You are meticulous and creative, but you tend to get overwhelmed by the surrounding atmosphere and might easily be deceived, so you might want to be a little more cautious and alert. When it comes to dealing with the logical left-brained type, you might find it difficult to understand each other and may even end up in conflict.

Broad sideways: You’re a short-tempered theorist

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It is likely that your left brain is more well-developed, and you’re the highly eloquent type. You clearly verbalize what you think, and that gives people an impression that you’re straightforward and clear-cut. However, you tend to be impatient and short-tempered, so it might be a good idea to practice a little self-restraint at times. You can’t really come to terms with the emotional right-brained types who listen to their hearts more than their heads.

Rounded or egg-shaped: You’re a laid-back pacifist

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You’re the happy-go-lucky type who does things at your own pace. You’re very sociable, and whenever the people around you get into an argument, you’re always the first one to step in as a mediator. Your bright personality is well-liked by many, but you might give others an impression that you’re an easy person, so keep yourself in check so that your friends won’t lose their trust in you. In comparison to other types, you get along relatively well with all types.

Squarish: You’re serious and hard-headed

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You’re the one with perseverance and guts; many men happen to fall under this type. Your serious attitude is a good thing, but your hard-headedness and inflexibility is like a flaw on a precious stone. If you could try to be less stubborn and think with more flexibility, things might work out more smoothly for you

Triangular or inverted triangle: You’re the sensitive genius

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You’re the provider of brand new ideas, and the one who always notices the minute details in things that others miss. People of the inverted triangle type can be a little pushy, while upright triangle types tend to be overly sensitive and can’t tolerate indiscreet people around them. They are likely to feel annoyed at people who are too comfortable with doing things at their own pace.

Almond-shaped: You’re faithful and honest

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You have a vivid imagination and you’re kind and always sincere with people. You are very courteous and polite, but have low-tolerance, and tend to become short-tempered when it comes to things that you can’t accept. When you feel like you’re about to snap, it might do you some good to step aside for a moment and cool your head to get back on track.

Sword-shaped: You’re the ambitious idealist

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You’re the type who wouldn’t hesitate to work hard to achieve your goals. As long as it’s something that will help you advance towards your ideals, you’ll do it, even if it’s something you dislike. However, you’re lacking in the cooperation department. You are also likely to feel impatient when dealing with people who are too relaxed and don’t keep up with you. It would probably be beneficial to pick up the ability to work with others.Nail Bed Personality Descriptions Via: Rocket News

Original Source: Zhaizhai News