Ring on Thumb meaning

(click here to be taken back to “Meaning of rings on fingers” article to see the meanings of rings on the other fingers)

As mentioned in “Meaning of rings on fingers“, a ring reveals a subconscious feeling that a person is either restricted or needs strengthening in the traits related to that finger. So in order to understand the meaning of wearing a ring on the thumb, first it’s useful to look at the traits that are associated with the thumb:

Thumb Traits and corresponding Thumb Ring Meaning
The thumb represents the following:

  • Will power & Motivation: Wearing a ring on the thumb can reveal a desire to strengthen the willpower and motivation. This can express itself in several ways. In some people their desire to boost their motivation and willpower can be expressed as them putting on the appearance of being very go-getting and enthusiastic. In other people, the strong desire to be motivated may be there but they may not be feeling strong-willed enough to express it yet (hence the need for the supportive ring). Yet in other people, a thumb ring can represent a stubborn streak because their motivation and will is strengthened by the ring to the extent that they can be stubborn about getting their own way.
  • Control: By putting a ring of strength on the finger of control, a person with a thumb ring may express a need to have control over things. They may have a strong need to do things their own way. An example of this could be a fashion stylist or designer who enjoys influencing¬† others regarding what to wear eg. fashion designer Rachel Zoe wears thumb rings occasionally. Jessica Alba has been spotted wearing thumb rings occasionally and in this video interview mentioned how important it is to her to feel like she’s in control of things.
  • Forcefulness & Aggression: Someone who wears a ring on the thumb may express aggressive tendencies as this quality of forcefulness is strengthened.

Wearing a thumb ring on the left vs right hand:
The left hand corresponds to the personal, private life (eg. at home with family) whereas the right hand relates to our more public life (eg. at work, in society etc).

So wearing a thumb ring on the left hand indicates a stubbornness or a need to be in control in your private life, whereas if the thumb ring if on the right hand, this need expresses itself more in your public life.

Celebrities spotted wearing thumb rings:
- Nicole Richie
- Vanessa Hudgens
- Jessica Alba
- Paul Walker
- Patti Stanger (I couldn’t find a photo but I noticed it in some episodes when watching her on Millionare Matchmaker)

Examples of situations where people may wear a thumb ring

  • The girl who is the leader of her pack of friends, who loves telling people what to do, or how to do it. This may include youtubers who enjoy sharing their beliefs on their Favorites with their many followers, knowing that their sharing of this information could lead to followers taking their advice.
  • The controlling wife who loves bossing her husband and kids around.
  • People who love giving advice. Particularly those who use phrases like “What you need to do…” and similar slightly foreceful, slightly aggressive, controlling statements.
  • The controlling wife who loves bossing her husband and kids around.
  • The matchmaker who thinks she knows exactly what kind of partner is best for her client, and who loves bossing her clients around so that they bend to her will and follow her instructions on how to present themselves, what to say on a date, how to behave etc.
  • Teenager wanting to assert their own will to have control over their own life rather than doing what their parents want them to do.
  • The wife who has an over-controlling mother-in-law, and wants to assert her own power over her household rather than giving in to her mother-in-law’s demands.
  • The husband with an over-controlling wife who is constantly telling him what to do and he wants to assert his himself more.
  • The girl who has a strong-minded group of friends who always want to do things THEIR way and she wants to get her will in there too.
  • The person who feels a need to boost their motivation to push themselves to do that thing they want to do.
  • The inventor or enterpreneur who has a strong will, stubbornly wanting to see his invention / company come to life, and needs to support his will to have the tenacity to hold on in the face of disappointments from investors and rejection.
  • The bodybuilder / exercise-fanatic who needs a boost of willpower and motivation to keep exercising regularly and eating healthily, even in the face of temptation.
  • The person who is struggling with an illness and feels a strong need to support their will to stubbornly hold on to health anad life and have the willpower to go through whatever needs to be done.
  • The employee who feels that they want to have more control over projects at work but may be feeling restricted by their boss.
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