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7 Personality-Type Secrets That Might Be Concealed In The Shape Of Your Fingernails

by Kate Taylor
Kate is a writer who laughs at her own jokes and likes to pour too much hot sauce on her food.

They say the eyes are the window to the soul. But your peepers aren’t the only body parts that can reveal amazing things about your personality.

Like our hairstyles, fingernails are something that we have the opportunity to personalize and cut to our liking. Many people choose to show off their personal style with the color they paint their nails or the way they shape them.

Of course, there’s more to fingernails than fashion.

Our nails evolved to help us with our fine motor skills. The narrow points help us manipulate objects.

Even today, when we’re more likely to use our nails to make a fashion statement than we are for hunting and gathering, nails come in handy for practical tasks like typing.

Given how important nails are in our day-to-day activities and the crucial role they play in showing off our fashion sense, it’s makes sense that the way you wear your nails says a lot about who you are.

Scroll down to learn what your nail style reveals about your personality.

Thumbnail Photo: Instagram / ameliaparkes 

What Do Your Fingernails Look Like?

What Do Your Fingernails Look Like?
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We all have nails, but like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike.

We may be stuck with the nails we’re born with, but how we choose to cut and or style them is up to us! This is part of the reason why your nails reveal so much about who you are.

Check out the nails above, and see which fingernail style most closely resemble your own!

1. Vertically Long

1. Vertically Long
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If you like to keep your fingernails long and feminine-looking, then chances are that you have a personality to match!

People with long fingernails tend to be sweet-tempered and romantic.

2. Extra Wide

2. Extra Wide
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Are your fingernails wider than they are long? If so, you’re probably an easygoing and open-minded person for the most part.

On the flip side, your tendency to think so logically might cause you to disagree with people, so you might often be perceived as short-tempered or argumentative.

3. Round Or Oval

3. Round Or Oval
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If your nails are round or oval, it means that you like to go with the flow and take a lot of pride in being a people person.

People with round nails like to do the popular thing and can be known to overpromise in their efforts to make others happy.

4. Square Nails

4. Square Nails
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Square nails look serious, and the person they belong to likely is, as well.

Someone with square nails doesn’t like to blend in, and they might be a bit independent or standoffish in ordinary times.

However, this person is also someone you can rely on in an emergency and might emerge as a leader in a time of need.

5. Triangular Fingernails

5. Triangular Fingernails
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Triangular fingernails can make either an “A” or a “V” shape depending on what direction they grown in.

Either way, someone with triangular, pointy nails is a person who is in touch with their sensitive and creative side.

6. Almond-Shaped

6. Almond-Shaped
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Have you ever looked at your nails and thought they were similar in shape to almonds?

Maybe you never drew the comparison, but if you have now, you should know that people with this nail shape tend to be honest, loyal, and generally the kind of person you can depend on.

7. Sword-Shaped

7. Sword-Shaped
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This unusual nail shape usually belongs to someone who is a world traveler or a person with an ambitious, entrepreneurial spirit.

Make sure to SHARE this test with your friends so they can see what their nails say about them!