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IceCreamGirl
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12 Jan 2011, 8:40 pm

I'm right-handed. I'm wondering why so many Aspies are left-handed.



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12 Jan 2011, 9:00 pm

I am right handed as well, but I have been trying to learn with my left hand as well.



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12 Jan 2011, 9:27 pm

Leftie, although I write with my right.


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12 Jan 2011, 10:31 pm

a more vital question would be what percentage of lefties write with the top of their writing instrument pointed away from their left shoulder, versus pointing inwards towards their left shoulder. there have been studies regarding this, and one such study said that the "outies" tend to live on average 10 fewer years and be more accident-prone. i read this in a newspaper years ago.



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13 Jan 2011, 12:28 am

That is a very acute assumption that I am yet to notice. I suspect that many sufferers of AS enjoy challenging themselves so they become ambidextrous, but this does not explain your strictly left hand observation.

I am right-handed, anyway.


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13 Jan 2011, 1:03 am

I write with my left hand, but I do some other things with my right.



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14 Jan 2011, 2:34 pm

I was pretty much ambidextrous at one point, but my (left-handed) teacher thought it was weird that I was trying to train myself to be ambidextrous and made me pick a hand.
I picked my right lol.


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15 Jan 2011, 2:15 am

I'm right-handed. I've always wanted to be learn to be ambidextrous, though. My left-handwriting is okay, but still pretty slow and awkward.



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15 Jan 2011, 4:51 am

I am left-handed, but use my knife and fork right-handed. I have thought being ambidextrous would be helpful though...

Maybe a poll would be a good idea? On the General Autism Discussion section?



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15 Jan 2011, 7:38 am

I'm ambidextrous in ways but write lefty. I hit a baseball righty, I shoot hand guns lefty, I shoot rifles righty, I cut things with scissors lefty and I can use a computer mouse on both sides. Its weird...i guess thats what happens when everyone around you makes you conform...gosh I hated in elementary school searching for the one pair of lefty scissors only to get beat by some idiot who thought they were regular scissors...lol



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15 Jan 2011, 11:11 am

Totally ambidextrous here.



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16 Jan 2011, 4:13 am

I am right handed. I can write left handed but its sort of messy and not comfortable.



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20 Aug 2012, 9:26 pm

melly-belly wrote:
I am right handed. I can write left handed but its sort of messy and not comfortable.

Same, except I get this really weird feeling in my left hand sometimes that I should be a lefty.


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20 Aug 2012, 9:27 pm

UDAspie13 wrote:
melly-belly wrote:
I am right handed. I can write left handed but its sort of messy and not comfortable.

Same, except I get this really weird feeling in my left hand sometimes that I should be a lefty.

IMHO you ought to just take your left hand, grab a pen or pencil and start writing. see what happens.



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20 Aug 2012, 9:29 pm

auntblabby wrote:
UDAspie13 wrote:
melly-belly wrote:
I am right handed. I can write left handed but its sort of messy and not comfortable.

Same, except I get this really weird feeling in my left hand sometimes that I should be a lefty.

IMHO you ought to just take your left hand, grab a pen or pencil and start writing. see what happens.

I have and it still feels a little awkward. I can write lefty on a white board pretty well though.



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20 Aug 2012, 9:30 pm

UDAspie13 wrote:
I have and it still feels a little awkward. I can write lefty on a white board pretty well though.

you may be one of the lucky few ambidextrous people. :thumleft: