Difficulty telling left from right when copying others

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Mayel
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07 Mar 2012, 11:01 am

Yes. And it's bad for dance, aerobic, or Yoga/Pilates classes.
I've also read people with dyscalculia have that problem. I'm bad at maths so....
Then again others probably aren't dyslexic or have dyscalculia.



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07 Mar 2012, 2:29 pm

I have a lot of trouble mirroring the instructors in yoga, or pretty much mirroring anything complicated. I also have a lot of difficulty drawing mirror images. I asked my neuroscience friend (she has a degree in it) if it has to do with Asperger's, and she said she didn't know, but it wouldn't surprise her, because of something about mirror neurons in your brain that also correspond with registering others' emotions. I am really unclear on that, as I am terrible at biology, but that's the best I can remember.



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07 Mar 2012, 2:36 pm

I have that too. I can never do exercise videos, Wii Fit or those exercise things out of magazines because the left and right always confuse me and I think too much causing me to stop exercising.



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07 Mar 2012, 2:58 pm

I so have this problem.



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07 Mar 2012, 8:54 pm

When I was 6 the fingers on my right hand got caught in a lawn mower... So, it helped me learn my right from left... If I am not thinking about it, I am clueles with right and left...



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07 Mar 2012, 8:58 pm

I mix it up because of the ambiguity. Left and right depends on the speaker's perspective.

I find it irritating that your mirror image is not how other people see you, for example. ^^


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07 Mar 2012, 8:58 pm

I knew I had a problem when my brother was three years old and could tell his left from his right better than me at 25.


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07 Mar 2012, 10:29 pm

I thought I was the only one with this difficulty.
What makes it more challenging is that I am ambidextrous. I can write with both hands, but I write better with my right hand. Otherwise, I use both hands equally well doing tasks. Right and left is more important to other people than they are to me.



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08 Mar 2012, 1:37 am

I don't have trouble telling right from left, but I do have trouble mimicking people. I'm completely incapable of playing any of the dance games for Kinect.



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08 Mar 2012, 2:32 am

Yes.
In Tai Chi, since the motions are slower in speed, I eventually learned, albeit slowly.
In an aerobic step class, I had to bow out - it was very embarrassing.


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08 Mar 2012, 7:22 am

Danimal wrote:
I thought I was the only one with this difficulty.
What makes it more challenging is that I am ambidextrous. I can write with both hands, but I write better with my right hand. Otherwise, I use both hands equally well doing tasks. Right and left is more important to other people than they are to me.

You're expected to be either right or left handed. I think that probably many more people have ambidextrous traits than we actually believe.


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08 Mar 2012, 8:23 am

Mayel wrote:
Yes. And it's bad for dance, aerobic, or Yoga/Pilates classes.
I've also read people with dyscalculia have that problem. I'm bad at maths so....
Then again others probably aren't dyslexic or have dyscalculia.


I have the left/right mirroring problem too and also have dyscalcula. I have also read that they are connected. The way I get around it is by copying somebody standing next to me (so it won't be mirroring) instead of somebody standing in front of me. If it's one-on-one demonstration of how to do something, I move next to the person and explain it's easier if I'm next to them instead of in front of them. If it's group demonstration (exercise class like yoga) I ignore the instructor and copy the person next to me.



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08 Mar 2012, 1:41 pm

Let's just say, Simon Says was not one of my favorite childhood games.


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08 Mar 2012, 10:08 pm

I also get my left and right mixed up as well other similar words (like vertical and horizontal). It took me years to theorize the reason why. Words like these have no physical connection- my mind can't connect them to anything tangible. I struggle with all opposite word pairs like this. I think "right" = direction =which way= ring on left hand so right is opposite.

I have very spatial thought processes but my imagination and creativity skills are lacking. I struggle to get my thought into words (this post took way to long to write). I can't help but think it is all related somehow- the people that I know that have better communication skills than me don't have this problem. :roll:


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09 Mar 2012, 2:29 am

Janissy wrote:
I have the left/right mirroring problem too and also have dyscalcula. I have also read that they are connected. The way I get around it is by copying somebody standing next to me (so it won't be mirroring) instead of somebody standing in front of me. If it's one-on-one demonstration of how to do something, I move next to the person and explain it's easier if I'm next to them instead of in front of them. If it's group demonstration (exercise class like yoga) I ignore the instructor and copy the person next to me.

I actually do the same and will copy the person next to me. Unless it's a dance class with complex and rapid movements, then I'll look at the instructor and if I use the wrong directions....until it's not obvious it doesn't matter so much.

And horizontal and vertical...I mixed them up frequently, as well. But when I thought about horizontal as in Horizon which is flat ....I understood its meaning, now I always have to go through this thought process before I understand either horizontal or vertical (which is the exclusion of horizontal).