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Old August 9 2013, 09:06 PM   #16
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Re: Finger Dexterity, The Number 3 and What is Wrong?

I can do the Vulcan salute with both hands, and have no trouble indicating the number 3 with either hand using the standard or German method. I do play guitar, so that might help with the motor skills as indicated above.
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Old August 9 2013, 09:14 PM   #17
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^I really think it's no big deal.
Tell my neurosis that.
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Old August 9 2013, 09:16 PM   #18
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^I really think it's no big deal.
Tell my neurosis that.
I really think it's no big deal, Neurosis.
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Old August 9 2013, 09:29 PM   #19
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^I really think it's no big deal.
Tell my neurosis that.
I really think it's no big deal, Neurosis.
It isn't when it's bad and I get to take a "Vitamin X."
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Old August 9 2013, 09:36 PM   #20
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Re: Finger Dexterity, The Number 3 and What is Wrong?

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Do I have -1 to DEX on my fingers?
Which means . . . what, exactly?
You fail your INT check.

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I am not sure what "German/ALS" means (American Sign Language?), but that's how I usually do it.
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Ah, that explains it. I never saw it. (Not on purpose: I love Tarantino. I just happened to miss it.)

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Ugh, stuff like this makes me all freaked out and antsy like I have some sort of odd condition and medical problem.
Yes, you have. It's called hypochondria.
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Old August 9 2013, 09:43 PM   #21
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Re: Finger Dexterity, The Number 3 and What is Wrong?

Both hands, opening and and closing, while hopping on one foot and rubbing my belly and patting my head.

I tend towards the ASL way these days ever since I took a semester of it. I count on my fingers the ASL way too when the occasion calls on it.
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Old August 9 2013, 11:58 PM   #22
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Re: Finger Dexterity, The Number 3 and What is Wrong?

Yes, you have. It's called hypochondria.
No, hypochondria is believing you have a serious medical condition even though the facts show otherwise. Other than the medical conditions I DO have I don't believe myself to have a serious medical condition.
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Old August 10 2013, 12:10 AM   #23
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Well, I don't want to look like a jerk (too late, I know), but this sounds like you kinda do believe that:

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Ugh, stuff like this makes me all freaked out and antsy like I have some sort of odd condition and medical problem.

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but for my own mental security it worries me that my fingers can't be dexterous enough
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Old August 10 2013, 12:14 AM   #24
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Re: Finger Dexterity, The Number 3 and What is Wrong?

iguana_tonante wrote: View Post
Well, I don't want to look like a jerk (too late, I know), but this sounds like you kinda do believe that:

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Ugh, stuff like this makes me all freaked out and antsy like I have some sort of odd condition and medical problem.

(...)

but for my own mental security it worries me that my fingers can't be dexterous enough
It's more of a back of the mind think though than it is me making a bunch of appointments and spending hundreds of dollars doing tests and such. It's more of a "dammit! why don't my fingers work right!"
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Old August 10 2013, 01:08 AM   #25
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Re: Finger Dexterity, The Number 3 and What is Wrong?

Here's a tough one. How many here can bend their pinky finger without the ring finger trying to follow? No cheating using your thumb to hold down the pinky!

It's funny, because I can move my ring finger without my pinky following, but if I try to move the pinky, the ring finger is slaved to it. I can do the "girlscout salute" though by holding my pinky down with my thumb and straightening the ring finger.
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Old August 10 2013, 01:54 AM   #26
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Re: Finger Dexterity, The Number 3 and What is Wrong?

Concentrating a bit I can move the ring finger without the other fingers moving as well but I can't move my pinky without the ring finger wanting to move with it, can't even concentrate to move it on its own.
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Old August 10 2013, 06:13 AM   #27
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Re: Finger Dexterity, The Number 3 and What is Wrong?

I can move my ring finger on my right hand by itself, but not on my left hand. Both of my pinkies also bring my ring finger with them.
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Old August 10 2013, 10:13 AM   #28
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Re: Finger Dexterity, The Number 3 and What is Wrong?

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Here's a tough one. How many here can bend their pinky finger without the ring finger trying to follow? No cheating using your thumb to hold down the pinky!

It's funny, because I can move my ring finger without my pinky following, but if I try to move the pinky, the ring finger is slaved to it. I can do the "girlscout salute" though by holding my pinky down with my thumb and straightening the ring finger.
Yeah, apparently I'm the same. I can bend the ring finger all the way down without affecting (did I use "affect" right? ) the others, but the pinky drags the ring finger with it. I can force the ring finger back up, but only if the pinky bends at the middle and not at the base.
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Old August 10 2013, 09:48 PM   #29
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Re: Finger Dexterity, The Number 3 and What is Wrong?

1. Both hands, but my pinky had to be trained to not stick out. And my hand had to be trained to stay flat instead of bending.

2. Usually index-middle-ring, but it hurts a bit especially if I have to hold it a while. So I sometimes use middle-ring-pinky?

If I bend ANY of my fingers down, at least one adjoining finger at least starts to bend. If I make a finger touch my palm, adjoining fingers are halfway bent.

All except my thumbs--they're independent. I like that about them. Maybe because there's a (I'm told) unusual amount of muscle and tension in the "web" area.
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Old August 11 2013, 12:56 AM   #30
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Re: Finger Dexterity, The Number 3 and What is Wrong?

Can you roll your tongue?

Touch your tongue to the tip of your nose?

Whistle?
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