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26 Mar 2007, 4:44 pm

Did it take you some time to, autromatically, tell right from left?
To this day I have to remember that I'm right-handed to, more or less, tell them.



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26 Mar 2007, 4:49 pm

I sometimes have to stop and think about which direction is which.



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26 Mar 2007, 4:52 pm

Yes, I still have problems with this.


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26 Mar 2007, 4:53 pm

I hate to admit it, but SAME HERE! Heck, I recently had to think about whether writing was upside down on something I read, EVEN though SUBCONCIOUSLY, I compensated and read it as if it was right side up!

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26 Mar 2007, 4:54 pm

Yeah, I know my right hand and my left hand, but not always right from left. So I'll use my hands to figure out right from left.



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26 Mar 2007, 4:59 pm

Yeah, i've given some f**ked up directions in my time.

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26 Mar 2007, 5:01 pm

Nope. My wife couldn't tell port from starboard though, without writing them on her hands.



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26 Mar 2007, 5:05 pm

I have to point. For the love of God, don't tell me to go left or right when I'm driving!



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26 Mar 2007, 5:22 pm

I have always worn a ring on my left hand..before that I had to hold a pencil to be sure that was left.



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26 Mar 2007, 5:34 pm

No, I was the first one to grasp this concept in pre-school.



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26 Mar 2007, 7:02 pm

I had a really hard time learning right from left. I didn't really get the grasp of it until early/mid elementary school. I took dance lessons when I was younger, and boy did I have a hard time! The teacher would say walk left (or right) and I'd have to look at the other kids to tell what way I was supposed to go. The only way I learned on my own (this may be gross but oh well) is that I had a wart on my right thumb knuckle. So when the teacher said "right" I would rub that wart on my right hand and know I was supposed to move that way. Strangely, the wart went away after (it was pretty stubborn before that) after I had thouroughly learned my directions. Weird but true. To this day, I still sometimes rub my right thumb knuckle when I get confused about directions, but not as much as I used to.


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26 Mar 2007, 7:12 pm

I've never had a problem telling left from right.



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26 Mar 2007, 7:13 pm

never really had any problem, however i know loads of ppl who have problems with left and right, none, to my knowledge, have autism. playing rugby a lot i encountered a few ppl who even wrote L and R on their hands so they would know which way to pass



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26 Mar 2007, 7:30 pm

I have to check.


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26 Mar 2007, 7:31 pm

I write with my right hand, so I have a little patch of hard skin on my middle finger where I balance my pen. Therefore whenever I forget exactly which hand is which I can just rub my thumb against my finger and that sets me straight. Failing that I really like that writing L and R on their hands thing, I can just see someone running up the field and then stopping to check which hand is right. Seriously tho I always just thought they threw the ball to the guy next to them, maybe this explains why I was always so bad at sport. Is there really anything more to it?



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26 Mar 2007, 10:35 pm

Up until pretty recently (probably when I started driving, around 3 years ago), I always had to form the 'L' with my left hand to know, and I'd have to do it mentally if I was giving someone directions. I guess now it must be second nature since I don't have to think about it.