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Are You Left Handed, Right Handed or Ambidextrous?

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I just got finished reading a book on people who are left handed. It showed how vastly different Left handed people think from Right handed people. It wasn't saying how Lefties thought was bad, just that their thought process is completely different from the Righties. So what hand or hands do you use.

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right handed, but I would have to say that my observations from living with a lefthanded father that you are correct about different thought processes.

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I'm right handed.

I guess I should have made this a poll, oh well to late now.

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Right handed, with a hint of ambidexterity. I can write with both hands, but much slower with the left hand. That said, my left-handed handwriting is legible, which is more than can be said for some people's handwriting.

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Right handed, with a hint of ambidexterity. I can write with both hands, but much slower with the left hand. That said, my left-handed handwriting is legible, which is more than can be said for some people's handwriting.

same here... but most people have hard time reading most of my writing.

i know a girl that is ambidextrous, but kinda does it unconsciously ...."oh i'm writing left handed, didn't realize"

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Lefty here, although that's probably not a surprise to most on here who know me well :P

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Despite the suppression, there have been many famous left-handed people, and the associated right brain hemisphere that is said to be more active in left-handed people has been found in some circumstances to be associated with genius and is correlated with artistic and visual skill.

Many members of the British royal family are left-handed. Genetic factors are generally used to explain this. King George VI (who was the younger brother of Edward VIII, and therefore not expected to inherit the throne) was left-handed. During his boyhood and adolescence, his father George V required the prince to wear a long string tied to his left wrist; whenever he used his left hand, his father would tug the string violently, hoping to train him to become right-handed. George VI's severe stammer may or may not have developed as a result of this. Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, always used her left hand when she was sketching. John Heard, star of the cult hit C.H.U.D. is left-handed. Nelson Rockefeller was also left-handed; his father used this same string technique in an equally unsuccessful attempt to switch him to right-handedness.

Seven Presidents of the United States were left handed (approx. 16%). They are: James Garfield; Herbert Hoover; Harry S. Truman; Gerald Ford; Ronald Reagan; George H. W. Bush; Bill Clinton. [24]Many famous people throughout history were also left-handed:Amitabh Bachchan;Sachin Tendulkar; Albert Einstein; Leonardo da Vinci; Nikola Tesla; Picasso; Dick Van Dyke; Kim Novak; Cloris Leachman; Missy Gold; Roger E. Mosley; Brad Garrett; Sandy Koufax; Charlie Chaplin; Michael Landon; Demond Wilson; Ken Stabler; Jim Corbett; Earl Anthony; Kurt Cobain; David Bowie; Jimi Hendrix; Paul McCartney; and Jack the Ripper[citation needed]. On The Simpsons, the character Ned Flanders is depicted as left-handed and he runs a store that stocks items for left-handers.

There were also many left-handed great leaders, such as Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte.

Billy The Kid was thought to be left handed due to a mirrored image of him which suggested he kept his gun on his left hand side. Even after it was revealed to be a reversed image, some people refused to believe this to be true, and now either regard him to be either ambidextrous or left handed.

The Colt Peacemaker revolver and similar single action handguns are easier for left handed users to reload because the loading gate and the ejector rod tab are on the right side of the gun, making the ejection of spent cartridges and reloading of fresh ones easier while the firearm is held in the left hand. Traditional lever action hunting rifles have the reloading gate on the right side, also easier for left handed users. Bolt action rifles, on the other hand, are very awkward for left handed users, so many firearms manufacturers offer left handed versions of their bolt action rifles.

Although Jimi Hendrix could play a guitar right-handed, he would usually play a regular right-hand guitar upside-down. In doing so, he would string the guitar in reverse order, thereby placing the thinnest string closest to the floor as in regular guitar playing.

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I'm right handed.

I guess I should have made this a poll, oh well to late now.

For some reason, I would have assumed you were left handed, having started this thread.

RIGHT HANDED, all the way...I have very good penmanship and printing that, when I try to use my left hand, looks like I stuck the pen up my ass and tried writing...that bad.

Weird thing is, though, I have a high proportion of left-handed friends, given that they are a comparatively small segment of the population.

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For some reason, I would have assumed you were left handed, having started this thread.

RIGHT HANDED, all the way...I have very good penmanship and printing that, when I try to use my left hand, looks like I stuck the pen up my ass and tried writing...that bad.

Weird thing is, though, I have a high proportion of left-handed friends, given that they are a comparatively small segment of the population.

The reason I read the book is because my youngest brother is left handed and things have never come easy to him. He has always had to work much harder to get the same results as the rest of us. But he is 27, not 38 like me. The little Brat! But he will be 28 in September! :smilewide:

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Right handed....although I use my left han dto open bottles and stuff...

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Right handed, I couldn't draw with my left hand to save my life :P

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Completely left handed.

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I am right handed but I am most definately right brained

which means I should be left handed. My cousin in Europe

is ambidextrous.

(in Europe they discouraged writing w/ your left hand)

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The reason I read the book is because my youngest brother is left handed and things have never come easy to him. He has always had to work much harder to get the same results as the rest of us. But he is 27, not 38 like me. The little Brat! But he will be 28 in September! :smilewide:

Dominant hand has nothing to do with intelligence or ability. That is definitely an old wives tale. I'm a lefty and a magna cum laude grad from UD. My brother is also a lefty and summa cum laude from both UD and Harvard. Both of my children are lefties. They were honor students at the Charter School of Wilmington and currently Dean's List at UD.

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Dominant hand has nothing to do with intelligence or ability.

I never said it did. But it has always taken my brother longer to reach the same result. For instance I would help him with his homework, if I were to ask him how much longer it would take him to complete a project he would say something like "not to much longer". Two hours later he is still working on it. He thought of nothing staying up until 2 AM to complete a homework assignment. Don't get me wrong, he skipped 1 year in high school and was top of his class in college. However I skipped 2 years of high school and I never was doing homework past 10 PM. The book say Lefties have a totally different concept of time than a Rightie does on that I agree, I also agree that they process things differently as the book states. I'm not saying it has anything to do with intelligence, all I'm saying is the process is different.

This brother also has one other thing that my other brother and I don't have. He has something called Heterochromia, which for him means he has one blue eye and one brown eye, where I have 2 blue eyes and my other brother 2 green eyes.

But we just called him Husky dog! :P Yeah brothers are cruel. :smilewide:

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Dominant hand has nothing to do with intelligence or ability. That is definitely an old wives tale. I'm a lefty and a magna cum laude grad from UD. My brother is also a lefty and summa cum laude from both UD and Harvard. Both of my children are lefties. They were honor students at the Charter School of Wilmington and currently Dean's List at UD.

If you had read what I posted it says lefties have shown in studies to be better at multi-tasking and are usually more creative and intelligent. Although I agree that left or right handedness has nothing to do with most peoples developmental stages.

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Lefty and loving it.

You know, only left-handed people are in their right mind... :AH-HA_wink:

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Lefty, which was a BIG disadvantage in university. Ever try to unsnap paper out of a three ring binder in a lecture hall? It echoes! Lefties can't write on the front of a sheet of paper in a 3 ring binder. Not fun.

And we get ink stains on our fingers if we write fast!

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