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Malcolm
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Malcolm

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Posted:Running a new poll to see if there are more of left handed or right handed people performing these arts.Left handed people can be more "mystical, musical, creative, visual-pictorial and more of a pattern seeker"Right handed people can be more "step-by-step reasoning, logical, mathematical, talkative, and more of a pattern user" I write with my left hand and play cricket and golf right handed. And manage to play badminton left or right handed
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But I like to think of myself as left handed
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adamrice


adamrice

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Location: Austin TX USA

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Posted:I'm left-handed, but your right-handed description is a much better fit for me.

Laugh while you can, monkey-boy

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protozoa
BRONZE Member since Feb 2001

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Location: Baltimore, MD USA

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Posted:Right-handers, uber alles!
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-prote, a chronic sufferer of GLHS (Gimpy Left Hand Syndrome)


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kmactane


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Posted:Given an either/or question, I tend to go "Both!". I'm pretty much ambidextrous. My right hand gets a little more use in some situations, just because the world is set up to assume right-handedness. (So I was taught to write right-handed in school, but can write with my left hand anyway if I feel like it. It's not quite as good, because it hasn't had as much practice and drilling -- but at this point, I write pretty pathetically with either hand, because I spend so much time typing!)Things like poi, fencing, and so on, I do just as well with either hand.And I'm kind of in-between the descriptions of the two types, as well. When I hang around with artistic types, they find me too cerebral and logical, but when I hang around with engineers and techies, I come off as much more artistic and intuitive.I tend to split the difference, no matter what.
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CAINED-AND-UNABLE


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Posted:i'm right handed (completely)but i fit the description for both.where did you get the quotes???

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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

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Total posts: 1002
Posted:CAINED-AND-UNABLE,I got the quotes from a book my partner, Cherry, is using for her "brain behavior" studies. Interesting stuff indeed.Malcolm

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Lamar


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Location: Dacula, GA, USA

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Posted:You rock Malcolm. I though I was the only person alive who wrote left handed, but did everything else right handed. My left hand is basically useless unless I'm swinging or shooting pool. When I was growing up and starting playing baseball all the neighborhood kids told me to turn around to bat (righthanded) so it just kind of stuck.
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Posted:definately think that I use both, but quite the interesting question. it would be really cool to find out how many of the proffesional people fit into those descriptions.------------------Care of other people's approval and you become their prisoner.Live fully, Rave wholly.Fluid are the movements of my strings...

Care of other people's approval and you become their prisoner.Live fully, Rave wholly.Fluid are the movements of my strings...

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

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Location: WNY, USA

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Posted:Depends on what I am doing...I use both...and I fit into both descriptions which is why I can be so business minded about Pyromorph sometimes and a1so do the creative stuff as we11. I think it a1so goes with that 1ibra dua1ity I am supposed to have. Either way, it works for me! ------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...

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Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
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Jeff Duncan


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Posted:im ambedextrous so what am i?????huh???? what am i????am i a patern seeker or a logical guy????so what am i mr moderater malcolm in your oppinion???(funny thing is im in between actually)
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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

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Posted:Jeff,You're Clever and very special
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thats what you are.


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Dr.NoodleHead
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

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Posted:I'm right-handed and left-footed (so in gymnastics/hurdles etc I always take off from my left foot, I found left-leg splits much easier and I find turning right when horse-riding to be really awkward).On the other hand, I felt much more comfortable playing guitar left-handed (until I was "taught" how to do it "properly") and I've broken so many bones in my left arm/shoulder that it's not really surprising that it's a bit lazy and stiff compared to my right.I'm also flying to Africa in 7 hours which is completely irrelevent to this post but is mindbogglingly exciting for me. I will be taking both arms and legs with me and I hope to return with the same number of each, attached in the same places that they are now.BestestNoods
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Sir Nuggit


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Posted:It is possible (and very normal) for people to display traits of the opposite handedness, for example I am left handed. My Dad is also left handed (it's genetic) but he displays traits much more vividly than I do - he uses his left hand as a right-handed person uses their right whereas I was re-trained in infant school to use my right.



It's all to do with which side of your brain is more dominant (right side for creativity and left side for logic and reasoning) and as we know, the left hemisphere controls the right hand side of our bodies.



A simple test to find out which side of the brain is dominant is hold out your left index finger in front of you (arm straight) and aim at something in the distance. Now close one eye keeping your finger where it is. Swap eyes and whichever eye the finger stays on target and doesn't jump, you are that eye dominant ergo that-handed.



So if you're left-eye dominant, you're left-handed.



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Nucleopoi
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

Nucleopoi

chemical attraction
Location: Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England

Total posts: 1097
Posted:my grandad is right handed,my gran is left handed,my mum is also left handed and i am right handed.

i am righr foot dominated and also my right eye is dominant.


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Sir Nuggit


Sir Nuggit

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Posted:So the right-handed gene is dominant in your family?

Did everyone look at you funny when you tested the eyes? Luckily there's only one other guy in my office right now (probably looking up porn) so I re-tested myself - dunno why, it's not like it's gonna change ubblol


Pull my pin out, roll me in to a room and see what happens ubbloco

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TheBovrilMonkey
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

TheBovrilMonkey

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Location: High Wycombe, England

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Posted:Written by: Sir Nuggit


So if you're left-eye dominant, you're left-handed.




That's not quite true - I'm left handed (as are both my parents), but right eye dominant.


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Arty Farty
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

Arty Farty

I wear yellow on monday
Location: Farnham Ahoy

Total posts: 551
Posted:left handed and proud of it!!!

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Gidg
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

Gidg

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Location: Portland Oregon USA

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Posted:The only thing that I do exclusively with my right hand is write. But when I practice, the writing from the left hand actually looks good!

I'm going to say both.


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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings

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Posted:Right handed smile
I'm pretty naff at doing anything with my left hand.


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Location: Bristol

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Posted:I'm right handed but because my wrists are crap (I haven't been able to write more than a sentence without being in agony with my right hand since i was 14) I taught myself to be ambidextrous so i could swap between the two!- definately helps to prevent Gimpy-Left-Hand-Syndrome!

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Mynci
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Mynci

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Posted:I learnt that eye thing at junior school...I am predominantly right sided but fairly dexterous....I am very definately left eye dominant and used to eat left handed as a child, I find most things are easiest right handed but find the odd thing i can do with my left hand that I just can't grasp with my right (excuse the pun)

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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blu_valley
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

blu_valley

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Location: Brighton

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Posted:It depends for me too. I write right handed, and have re-trained myself to eat right-handed although I used to eat left handed, and play flute left-handed. I find that there is more skill in my right hand and more power in my left, so depending on what i'm doing, I use the best hand for the job.
Funny thing is too, I surf with my left leg forward, yet my stance for kickboxing is right-foot forward.


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Posted:im left handed....i cant do ANYTHHING with my right....im a total unco when it comes to anything that i have to do with my right hand.....i just cant do a thing with my right.....
but having said that i think its interesting that i cant live without my music or art which makes me a typical lefty but i need things to be logical as well, i tend to do step by step things as well....
so i have the traits of both....


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Noddy

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Location: Lake District UK

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Posted:righty but the rest of my family are left???

Remember.........YOU LOSE!!!

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The Tea Fairy
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The Tea Fairy

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Posted:Slightly off topic, but I read a study once by some French sociologist who believed that societies which insisted on people being right hand dominant were actually hindering the development of the right-hand side of the brain and some of it's associated creative/emotional functions.(which corresponds to left side of body). Think he was arguing that our brains wouln't be left- or right- side dominant if we learnt to do everything equally on each side.

It's a pretty old study though, so I'm not convinced he's right, but it's an interesting theory.


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DarthMeaux


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Posted:I am a bit ambidextrous, although technically I suppose a bit more left handed...I write, draw, do archery and throw knives(overhanded at least) wih my left hand....On the other hand (heh heh wink)I tend to do loads of other stuf with my right hand. i.e. play guitar, play drums, use scissors, and bat...As far as spinning goes, my friend who showed me some basics, Buki Kyo, told me that I spin with my left hand more dominent....

I heard once on NPR that societies with more left handed people tend to be a bit more violent....what that means I don't know, I can't remember....


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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

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Posted:i'm a righty! biggrin the rest of my family is too...but my dad used to be a lefty! his school teachers used to whack him across the knuckles when he wrote left handed to force him to become right handed...which explains his terrible hard to read handwriting now!! ubblol

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roarfire
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

roarfire

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Location: The countryside

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Posted:I'm a righty too smile

.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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strugz
BRONZE Member since Mar 2002

strugz

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Posted:im one of those "wierd" types.........

a lefty for writing and picking my nose wink , a righty for most other things rolleyes

whats that word - ambidextrous or summit confused


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Sir Nuggit


Sir Nuggit

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Posted:Written by: gita

i'm a righty! biggrin the rest of my family is too...but my dad used to be a lefty! his school teachers used to whack him across the knuckles when he wrote left handed to force him to become right handed...which explains his terrible hard to read handwriting now!! ubblol



That's what happened to me, although I was verbally beaten rather than actually hit. I remember playing sports very well; for about six months of "re-conditioning", if you threw a ball at me, I wouldn't know which hand to catch with so often ended up with a ball in the face eek

Now I use both hands for different things (I can open a bra with one of either hand ubblol )


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jeff(fake)

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Posted:Left handed myself. But everyone knows that all these personality profiles based on something so trivial is a bunch of right-handed stupidity. wink

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