Are you left or right handed or ambidextrous??

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Are you left or right handed or ambidextrous??
Left handed 22%  22%  [ 13 ]
Right handed 47%  47%  [ 28 ]
Ambidextrous 32%  32%  [ 19 ]
Total votes : 60

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26 Oct 2014, 4:18 pm

LtlPinkCoupe wrote:
I voted for being right-handed, but I've noticed that when I eat with utensils, I tend to be able to use both hands to handle forks and knives with equal ability....anyone else notice this?

I don't believe it is just the three options stated. From my experience I think there is a scale from left to right handed , which I would describe myself as mildly right handed. I tend to do most things with my right hand, some with both(Cutlery and drinking from glasses/bottles) and one or two things lefted handed. I'm also left eyed, which doesn't combine well with firing a gun with my right hand!



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26 Oct 2014, 5:00 pm

I'm right-handed for writing and fine motor skilled tasks, but I seem to reach for things with my left hand a lot, and do a lot of things with my left hand. For example, I write a letter with my right hand but I eat finger foods with my left hand, open bottles with my left hand, things like that.


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26 Oct 2014, 5:45 pm

I'm right-handed but my fine motor skills are so poor that I even struggle to write with my right hand. Funnily enough, I can use chopsticks perfectly.



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27 Oct 2014, 12:45 am

The poll needs more options I think.
I am right-handed by default at just about every task excluding writing and using forks/spoons, which I do only with my left hand (except in very rare circumstances).
There are many tasks I can do well with either hand, but I would not say I am ambidextrous.



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27 Oct 2014, 3:38 am

I'm right handed for writing/eating/drinking etc.
I'm left handed for hockey/golf.
I can switch hit playing baseball - but swing low & up left, pretty dead level right.
I try to be as ambidextrous as possible when doing construction, production work, or any repetitive tasks with my hands i.e. dishwashing or w/e.


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27 Oct 2014, 4:04 am

i voted for ambidexterous, since that fits the best, but isn't the exact case.

i would call myself "cross-dominant", which means that, depending on the situation, i am considered either left-handed, right-handed or ambi.

for example, i write and use computer mice right-handed, but i use my phone left-handed, eating with utensils is ambi, though i prefer the knife in my left hand, since i'm better in controlling my right (by training).
i throw with left, but catch with right, and deflect with either.

when greeting someone with a handshake, i will extend whichever hand is more practical in that situation, if i happen to have my right hand occupied (with a drink, for example), i will extend my left hand for the shake without thinking about it, but when holding a snack (which i hold left), i will extend right.
if both hands are free, i will extend the hand that is not facing the person (if he stands slightly to my right, i will extend the left hand, slightly left, i extend right).
i have had comments on that, but that's just me, i dont care mostly, but some tasks are trained into prefering a certain hand, like, my preferred drinking hand is left, since right usually has either the PC mouse, a pen/pencil or a fork in it.

also, my finger-preference is a bit jumbled up, i use my middle finger for a lot of index-finger work, and often need to actively remember to point with the index (pointing with the middle finger is deemed inappropriate)



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27 Oct 2014, 5:30 am

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27 Oct 2014, 6:03 am

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27 Oct 2014, 6:22 am

About half (so far) are righties, but the amount of lefties and ambis is surprising. Seems like more then occurs in general population, but I haven't seen any stats on it.



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27 Oct 2014, 7:28 am

I believe about 10% of the population in the US is left-handed. I wonder what proportion is in other countries.

I'm not sure if I was "converted" from being a lefty--but there are signs that I might have. For example: my left eye is my dominant eye.



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27 Oct 2014, 9:38 am

I'm ambidextrous but predominately left handed. I do certain things with my right hand that I can't do as well with my left hand like use a mouse.

My Mum is also on the Spectrum and she aims with her left eye, throws with her right hand and kicks with her left foot. She's all over the place!


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27 Oct 2014, 9:54 am

I always feel my left hand is tired and weak and exhausted, maybe because I use it too much for writtimg and drawing
I use my right hand for nearly everything else other than writting and drawing
I don't know if lefties are really that rare because I have so many relatives that are left handed and I know at least that one of my classmates is a leftie as well



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27 Oct 2014, 10:08 am

PlainsAspie wrote:
You should have put cross-dominant as an option. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-dominance

I selected right because that's what I use for most things. However, there are some tasks I can only do with my left hand.

Never heard of that term, but it definitely describes me. I put left, because I favor it for writing, but I favor right for quite a few other activities.



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27 Oct 2014, 11:31 pm

I can write with both hands, shoot a basketball, throw a football, and do pretty much anything else with either. Don't know why. The funny thing is that I am still kind of coordinated different with them because when I shoot a basketball with either hand it looks like an entirely different person taking the shot. This has been very helpful as a classical pianist, especially with counterpoint heavy stuff like Bach. His Well Tempered Clavier is like a drug because I guess it has both sides of my brain enthralled.


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28 Oct 2014, 3:29 am

Hard to say. I use right for somethings and left for others.
But both hands are clumsy and terrible at writing. Like the opposite of ambidextrous? :P



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28 Oct 2014, 3:42 am

EzraS wrote:
Hard to say. I use right for somethings and left for others.
But both hands are clumsy and terrible at writing. Like the opposite of ambidextrous? :P


Non-dexterous?


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