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wozeree
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19 Mar 2014, 10:22 am

I can't use scissors with my non dominant hand, I mean I can pick them up and do what I do with my right hand, but they won't cut. Cannot for the life of me make them work with left hand. IS this just a random problem or is it related to Autism? Anyone else have it?



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19 Mar 2014, 11:01 am

I've conducted research, it seems that maybe nobody (Or most people) can't. Shoot, pointless thread!



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19 Mar 2014, 12:36 pm

I can pick up scissors with my non-dominant hand and make them cut things like I can do with my dominant hand.

You need to apply force differently than you would do with your dominant hand. Focus farther along the finger, closer to the tip, and make small sharp movements, and it will cut fine.


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19 Mar 2014, 12:56 pm

I didn't think it was possible to be able to use scissors with the wrong hand because at school we had a box of ''left-handed scissors'' and a box of ''right-handed scissors''.


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19 Mar 2014, 1:04 pm

btbnnyr wrote:
I can pick up scissors with my non-dominant hand and make them cut things like I can do with my dominant hand.

You need to apply force differently than you would do with your dominant hand. Focus farther along the finger, closer to the tip, and make small sharp movements, and it will cut fine.


IT worked. You are a genius. I asked other people here to try and they couldn't do it either.



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19 Mar 2014, 1:23 pm

I am right handed, I can do everything (except draw/write well) with my left hand.
BUT, BOTH of my parents (and various other family) are left handed..



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19 Mar 2014, 1:41 pm

:lol: I have no idea if I can do it, I've never tried to do it and yes, it's normal not to be able to do things properly with your non-dominant hand.



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19 Mar 2014, 1:48 pm

daydreamer84 wrote:
:lol: I have no idea if I can do it, I've never tried to do it and yes, it's normal not to be able to do things properly with your non-dominant hand.


Yeah but using scissors isn't exactly calligraphy, I was surprised so many of us couldn't even make a simple straight cut (at least until btbnnyr explained it).



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19 Mar 2014, 1:53 pm

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Actually I have trouble cutting strait with my dominant hand . :lol: I have problems with motor skills but also a specific learning disorder that impairs my understanding of spatial relations (reading maps, directions, interpreting graphs ect). I can cut something with scissors without hurting myself or anything only if it has to be done exactly right , in a neat , strait , tidy line then I'm useless.



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19 Mar 2014, 2:41 pm

With my dyspraxia I'm pretty lousy with scissors with either hand.



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19 Mar 2014, 4:04 pm

I'm one of the rare people that can use scissors with either hand.



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19 Mar 2014, 7:59 pm

Elensar wrote:
I'm one of the rare people that can use scissors with either hand.



I can do that and it's rare??? 8O


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19 Mar 2014, 8:52 pm

What I mean by rare is not common. I have not met very many people that can do it.



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19 Mar 2014, 9:33 pm

Elensar wrote:
I'm one of the rare people that can use scissors with either hand.



I can too


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20 Mar 2014, 12:20 am

I am pretty good with my dominate hand now a days as long as my wrist or upper arm is not asked to do anything, My first thought was as Joe90 said though as I thought scissors are usually not made ambidextrous. Although I somewhat doubt most lefties actually own left handed scissors for general use. Also many shear type devices have a good side and a waste side so you can't just flip them over.