So you think you're good huh? Well can you....

@jer31558 (3683)
United States
May 14, 2008 10:17pm CST
Write with your off hand? I cannot, not even a little. Well, maybe just a little, but it looks like a 3 year old did the writing. I have seen some that could use either hand equally well, and I must say that I have at times been a little envious of that. I am right handed and not only can't I write with my left hand, I can't throw a ball or use a fork very well with it either. I sometimes just use it to scratch my head while I am figuring out what my right hand is doing. How about you, how good are you with your off hand.
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15 responses
• United States
16 May 08
Can't do a blasted thing with it Jer LMAO I am strictly a righty. Even when I had a bad wrist sprang on my right, I was forced to try and use my left hand.. that was a total no go! LMAO it was funny, I had to take a bib with me if I was eting or order finger food like a child.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
16 May 08
I am just afraid that if my right hand was hurt, I would be eating a lot of fried chicken, pizza, and other such stuff. Either that or drinking soup from a glass.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
15 May 08
Yes..at some things but not writing....I actually use it more for strength things then my right hand which I usually use. But if I were to write you a letter you probably wouldn't be able to read it!
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
16 May 08
If I were to try to write a letter with my off hand, you wouldn't even be able to tell it was letters on the page.
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• United States
15 May 08
I am semi-ambidextrous. My grandmother could write with both hands, and mom can...kind of. My kids all use both hands, predominantly their right, but can use their left. I drive with my left hand, stir baking mixes with my left, and often type one handed with my left. When I started learning to play the guitar, I found that this ability helped me pick it up faster. I write naturally with my right hand, but can write legibly with my left. I can also throw and catch with both hands, altho my left isn't as on-target as my right.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
16 May 08
"sigh" How nice that must be.
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@gemini_rose (16194)
15 May 08
I actually used to be able to write really well with both hands when I was at school, which I thought was pretty cool. I have not done it for years though so I do not know if I still can!! I am right handed naturally though, but I do use my left hand for a lot of things.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
16 May 08
I can't even draw a semi straight line with my left hand.
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@minnie_98214 (10572)
• United States
15 May 08
I can use my off hand but im alot slower at it. It looks nice but just takes awhile. I dont use my off hand much as it just doesnt seem natural to do except if im playing sports which is rare I will use both hands.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
16 May 08
I am not good at all with my off hand. I wish I were though.
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@Fishmomma (11443)
• United States
15 May 08
I can write with either hand. The one area where I have trouble is eating left handed, as its something I rarely even consider doing anymore. I seem to talk with my left hand more than my right.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
16 May 08
My poor little left hand is just as lonely as it can be, cause it gets left out of pretty much everything.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
15 May 08
I can, since I was in high school I have found out that I can use both my right and left hand in writing. I am right-handed, but it seems that I use my left hand more than the other. I guess I'm ambidextrous after all, I play basketball with my left hand but cannot control the ball using my right!
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
16 May 08
lucky you, we have a son that is left handed, and we had to find someone just to teach the boy to write. Luckily, his sister is left handed as well. If I were ambidextrous I would have been able to do that. Oh well, I guess we can't have everything.
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• United States
15 May 08
I am right handed and do everything right handed. I can't do writeing, eating, throwing, w/ my left hand. I have tried but failed miserably. It seems the only time my left hand want to do anything is when I'm carrying something and the right hand will lose the thing I'm holding and the left hand will move in and react on trying to save what ever it is I'm about to lose. It's weird how this happens.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
16 May 08
I hadn't thought about it, but you are right, that left hand does jump in there from time to time to save the day. I can use my left hand for some general things like picking stuff up but thats about it.
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@raclie (1732)
• Singapore
12 Jun 08
well, i am horrid with my left hand... and my hand writing on my right hand is not so good either... but the thing is that i am trying to write BACKWARDS!!! i am using my right hand to write backwards and read it by flipping the page and reading it from there... i think i am getting good at it, but will still have to practice a lot!!!
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Okay, I simply have to ask, why are you trying to learn to write backwards??? What will you do with that talent once you develop it?
@raclie (1732)
• Singapore
23 Jun 08
lol.. it is just interesting... and i think it opens your mind and make you think things the other way... and also shows you more about the alhphabat... try it... you will see that most alphabates uses only one direction... and you may say... i can see it even if i am not doing this, but how many will observe things that they have been seeing things a certain way only?
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
12 Jun 08
In 6th grade I did an experiment with this same premise. I pretended I was left-handed for a few months to see if you could train your brian to work that way. I was able to print fairly well after that time period, but cursive was pretty difficult. One thing that I really liked was that the teachers didn't mark my penmanship off during this time because they knew what I was doing. If I had to now, I'm sure I could get buy, but it would be slower and not as neat.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Oh sure, I could get by as well....maybe as writing in a foreign language...lol Though I have never tried to train my left hand, I have no doubt that it would not be very successful.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
24 Jun 08
You should try it, just for giggles. Practice writing your name a while. It's really funny to see how much you struggle with it :)
@oliverdt (1959)
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
Your exactly right but for those people who practice to use both hand can actually do what the other hand can do. But for people like us it is very dificult to use both hands equally. I believe theirs a reason behind these, well we should be thankful for what we have right now.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Oh, I am thankful for what I have right now, no doubt about it.
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@oliverdt (1959)
• Philippines
24 Jun 08
Hi friend, I do love what I have also right now, no doubt about it too. Have a nice day and I hope you feeling fine always. Life is short so why not use our day as a happy day and a day with the big smile. Help people around us and give to charity. I know its out of the topic but I'm just touch with my mentor this morning when we talk about life.
• New Zealand
12 Jun 08
I too am horrible at doing things with my left hand, I just get the motions all wrong, so if I try to write the characters turn out rather wonky, and if I try to throw a ball it doesn't go very far, and the throw probably doesn't go in the intended direction .
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
23 Jun 08
There are very few things which I can do comfortably with my left hand. I am just no good at using it for much at all.
@lagrooms (119)
22 May 08
I am definatly to old to start trying to start over now.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
24 May 08
Thanks for responding
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
15 May 08
I played pool with my left hand. And although i can write with my left hand and it is readable it is sloppy.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
16 May 08
If I tried to play pool with my left hand, whoever is at the next table had better take cover.
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• Indonesia
12 Jun 08
LOL. I'm also scratching my head with left hand. LOL. Well, I'm a changed baby. Coming from Asian background community, which were opposing children using their left hands (even for writing), I was forced to switch to my right hand when I was learning to write. I know it was an awful experience of learning. LOL. I was still good enough to write with my left hand at the blackboard (using chalk), but when it came to whiteboard (using marker) or books / papers, my left handwriting was worse. :P However, I am curious about someone's blog, mentioning his / her path to ambidextrous, and I wonder if we can really train our hands (whichever it is) to do what we want (like my case being forced to become right handed back then)? So I'm practicing writing using my left hand nowadays. I think my handwriting has improved, although I still write slower, and get strains in my left arm. LOL. this is my third month practicing my left hand to write.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Hummmm, now just maybe I could scratch my head with my left hand but that would be about it..lol