Page 1 of 2 [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next


Do you have a firm grip?
No, I'm below average 35%  35%  [ 7 ]
Average 30%  30%  [ 6 ]
Yes, I'm above average 35%  35%  [ 7 ]
Total votes : 20

rdos
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 6 Jul 2005
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,779
Location: Sweden

26 Oct 2006, 9:52 am

Do you have a firm grip?



JulieArticuno
Deinonychus
Deinonychus

User avatar

Joined: 12 Jun 2006
Gender: Female
Posts: 301

26 Oct 2006, 9:54 am

It depends in what context you're talking about. Handshakes, yes, and if I'm told to hold tight, yes, but at other times no, in fact I have an annoying tendancy to drop things.

JulieArticuno



rdos
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 6 Jul 2005
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,779
Location: Sweden

26 Oct 2006, 10:23 am

JulieArticuno wrote:
It depends in what context you're talking about. Handshakes, yes, and if I'm told to hold tight, yes, but at other times no, in fact I have an annoying tendancy to drop things.

JulieArticuno


Yes, you pointed out this paradox. Perhaps I should have used handshakes as an example, but then some Aspies dielike shaking hands.



en_una_isla
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 31 Oct 2005
Gender: Female
Posts: 2,862

26 Oct 2006, 10:47 am

Nope. 8)



krex
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 20 Jun 2006
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Posts: 5,106
Location: Village of the Damned

26 Oct 2006, 10:54 am

My boyfriend think so...(TMI?) :wink: I am good with opening jars and still have a callouse on my middle finger from when I use to write alot.It was really bad in school,I think from holding the pencil/pen to tightly.But I also have "dropsy"and use to get yelled at a lot for dropping dishes when clearing the table as a kid.


_________________
Just because one plane is flying out of formation, doesn't mean the formation is on course....R.D.Lang

Visit my wool sculpture blog
http://eyesoftime.blogspot.com/


Alternative
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 29 Jun 2006
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,078

26 Oct 2006, 10:56 am

Average.

Depends what kind of firm grip you mean.

With some things I'm butter fingers, with others I have a nice firm grip.



rdos
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 6 Jul 2005
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,779
Location: Sweden

26 Oct 2006, 12:15 pm

Alternative wrote:
Average.

Depends what kind of firm grip you mean.

With some things I'm butter fingers, with others I have a nice firm grip.


What things? I'm trying to formlate a question on this for Aspie-quiz. It seems like the original question is a flop, mostly because many Aspies tend to drop things (I do this too).



TheMachine1
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 11 Jun 2006
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,092
Location: 9099 will be my last post...what the hell 9011 will be.

26 Oct 2006, 12:36 pm

Yeah a firm grip on myself. :D



MrSinister
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 19 Oct 2006
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,935
Location: England

26 Oct 2006, 1:23 pm

I have a good grip on things most of the time, but I also have a tendency for my hands to spring open and drop things. Which can be rather awkward, it has to be said...



Sedaka
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 16 Jul 2006
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Posts: 5,568
Location: In the recesses of my mind

26 Oct 2006, 2:09 pm

yes, i have a really good handshake and people (men) often tell me as much. on top of that, i'm a lefty! so i'm not even really givin ya any juice with a handshake :D

i find people tend to treat you better when you give a firm handshake... and anything short of having to gain ground via conversation with someone.... the better. that kinda helps me cause i'm kinda a shorty and i already have trouble looking at people while i talk to them blah blah blah... and so i think this is a subconscious way of gaining social leverage that works for me great. i think the reason so many people mention my handshake is cause it surprises them when it comes from me. lol

that being said... im clumsy as all-get-out... and am not very deft with my hands outside of some specialized activities.


_________________
Neuroscience PhD student

got free science papers?

www.pubmed.gov
www.sciencedirect.com
http://highwire.stanford.edu/lists/freeart.dtl


F5c_wZ3_414e_X5
Blue Jay
Blue Jay

User avatar

Joined: 11 May 2006
Gender: Female
Posts: 75
Location: EU

26 Oct 2006, 2:31 pm

No, and my hands are small and weak. Everybody notices that.

These are my hand compared with my mothers:

Image
Image



DirtDawg
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 27 Jul 2006
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,136
Location: Indy Area

26 Oct 2006, 2:59 pm

It's hard to describe, but I have a very macho, bad ass grip on tools and heavy things I have to move. I used to be very strong when I was young and out squeezed many people in "handshaking contests" regularly. I've always done a lot of gardening and using a shovel makes for strong hands.

But, I also have days of sensitivity in my extremities. When I have itchy, tingly, fuzzy days I don't really want to touch anything or be touched. Those are the days when I drop almost everything I pick up. It is very common for me to misjudge how much grip I'm using at these times.

I also have broken many glasses by hand washing ... not from dropping, but from putting my hands inside with a sponge and it just breaks. It's hard for me to judge how much force I use at times.

I don't know how you could put any of that into a simple question.

Clumsiness, lack of focus on menial tasks, ease of distraction during tasks, oh yeah ... I drop stuff.


_________________
It's just music for me. The other stims don't work.


Fraya
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 21 Aug 2006
Gender: Female
Posts: 1,675

26 Oct 2006, 3:11 pm

Perhaps "Do you have strong hands but a poor sense for how much pressure your applying?"

Which is the case for me and sounds like many others around here.


_________________
One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don't do anything at all
-----------
"White Rabbit" - Jefferson Airplane


DrowningMedusa
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 28 Sep 2006
Gender: Male
Posts: 586

26 Oct 2006, 7:01 pm

I guess I have a pretty firm handshake, for a girl (and I'm a leftie, too, Sedaka :wink: ) ... and I've broken a few or the more fragile objects I've picked up things because I didn't apply the proper pressure in handling them.
But really, the bottom line is that even if my hands are quite strong, if you don't want something dropped, then don't give it to me because my hands will either go limp or twitch open at the most inopportune moment! :lol:



Sophist
Professor of Pedantry
Professor of Pedantry

User avatar

Joined: 23 Apr 2005
Age: 38
Gender: Female
Posts: 6,379
Location: Louisville, KY

26 Oct 2006, 10:48 pm

Yes, I have an above average hand-strength in my dominant hand. I can usually out-squeeze the hands of most females my age (I wouldn't say males 'cause testosterone makes a difference). I am very right-side dominant and have very strong forearms for a female. My upper arm strength is pathetic though.


_________________
My Science blog, Science Over a Cuppa - http://insolemexumbra.wordpress.com/

My partner's autism science blog, Cortical Chauvinism - http://corticalchauvinism.wordpress.com/