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What handed are you?

Discussion in 'The Coffee House' started by TheBLA, Jul 9, 2006.

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  1. TheBLA

    TheBLA The biggest loser ever to live.

    Yet another question to ask the members here.

    What hand/s are you proficient with?

    As for me, I do everything with my left hand except for writing and drawing, I can't imagine how "true" left handers draw and write with their left hands. In fact, its a disadvantage I think because their hand would smear as they wrote from left to right. If they were writing in Arabic for example, which goes right to left, then it would be okay.
    I think my parents or teachers forced me to adapt to writing with my right hand otherwise I'd be a total lefty.
  2. LeaveMeAlone

    LeaveMeAlone Well-Known Member

  3. Getting By

    Getting By Guest

    I'm right handed. But I do a lot of little things like a lefty does.

    My husband, his father and my daughter are all lefties. And I had several friends in high school who were left handed. I'm surrounded by southpaws! :laugh:

    But watching my daughter learn to write was an interesting experience because of her left handedness. She always wanted to go in the wrong direction.
  4. thedeafmusician

    thedeafmusician Staff Alumni

    I do stuff with whatever hand... mostly. But I'm mostly lefthanded. And yes, I do smear the page sometimes, if I'm writing with a leaky pen or a pencil. It gets annoying, but I'm used to it.

    To Getting By: When I was learning to write I wrote a lot of stuff backwards too... it takes time lol.

  5. BadChoices

    BadChoices Guest

    I'm right handed, only leftie I know is my little brother.
  6. Leftie, despite my best efforts to do things right-handed
  7. BlackPegasus

    BlackPegasus Well-Known Member

    I'm left as far as writing and drawing but everything else I use both hands. I throw with my right. My husband was born left but they forced him to learn to be right. they say that can cause problems for the child and he does carry some of those like emtional issues and trouble reasoning/thinking clearly or making decisions.

  8. Getting By

    Getting By Guest

    The same thing happened to my husband. They tied his left hand down to the chair and made him learn to write with his other hand. I never thought that it could be part of why he has such a hard time making decisions.
  9. Shadowplay

    Shadowplay Staff Alumni

    Righty, which is lucky, cuz there are a lot more right handed guitars :)
  10. makeitlooksoprettyburning

    makeitlooksoprettyburning Well-Known Member

    left nd yes that smudgy pen thing happens. its really quite annoying. i do everything with my right hand though, except write.
  11. resistance

    resistance Staff Alumni

    Left. My right is pretty much useless.
  12. thedeafmusician

    thedeafmusician Staff Alumni

    What I find interesting is that the majority of the people that have replied here so far are lefties... lol.

  13. Both. Right more so.
  14. resistance

    resistance Staff Alumni

    Yeah I was thinking that. :) Whenever I ask people it always seems the right handed outnumber the left.
  15. TheBLA

    TheBLA The biggest loser ever to live.

    Well, most of us here are pretty different from a lot of people, so I'm not too surprised if most of us are lefties.
  16. Panther

    Panther Well-Known Member

    Right handed, but i could have ended up a leftie as my dad is left-handed
  17. Getting By

    Getting By Guest

    Left handed people think with the right side of their brain more. It's that side of the brain that deals with abstract concepts and emotions. It tends to aid in creativity...the flip side of that is probably that it makes it easier to get mired in your own emotions more.
  18. Ignored

    Ignored Staff Alumni

    I was thinking how interesting it was that the majority of respondents so far have been left handed as normally lefties are vastly outnumbered by righties! Hmm... wondering if there's a study in here somewhere.
    Oh, I'm right tho.... my left hand does nothing but assist the right in mundane tasks (washing dishing, shifting gears...). :biggrin:
  19. LtRoarke

    LtRoarke Guest

    Right, although I sometimes unconsciously use my left hand to some tasks, such as drinking or eating.
  20. crazy

    crazy Well-Known Member

    it depends on the task....writing and drawing and painting i do best with my right hand but most other things i can do pretty much equeal with either hand
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