Lefty or Righty ?? With which hand do you eat and work ??

India
December 2, 2008 10:07am CST
Are you a left handed or right handed person? Majority are right handed but lately I have seen many people who use their left hand more. So I was verrryyyyyy curious to know how many of us here on Mylot are left handed and how many are right handed. I am a right handed person.
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• United States
2 Dec 08
I'm right handed and I'm terrible with my left hand. My husband is also right handed but he uses his left hand a lot more then I do.
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@AmbiePam (51158)
• United States
2 Dec 08
Someone told me the other day that only 10 percent of the population are left handed. I am right handed. Isn't it funny that back in the 'old' days, people thought left handed people were more likely to become criminals? Talk about superstition!
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@Wordplay (239)
• Canada
3 Dec 08
Actually, this superstition is true. For centuries the left side has been associated with evil. That's how certain words and expressions came about like "sinister" (in Latin it literally means "on the left hand side"), a "left-handed compliment" (one that is insincere) or "being in your right mind". And the superstition of throwing a pinch of salt over your shoulder for good luck--you always throw it over your left shoulder, into the face of the Devil. Thank goodness times have changed!
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@Wordplay (239)
• Canada
3 Dec 08
Oops...I just re-read my post and realized it didn't sound the way I meant it. I only meant to say that it is true this superstition existed, not that the superstition is based on fact in any way. My bad...
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@AmbiePam (51158)
• United States
3 Dec 08
: ) I don't think it sounded bad. We know what you mean. I sometimes though post something and then think, uh-oh, they may take that the wrong way!
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@Momma_B (51)
• United States
2 Dec 08
I am a right handed person however when I was in elementary school ( I won't say how long ago that was:) ) I had injured my right hand and had to use my left hand. Because of that I was able to learn to use my left hand. To this day if I have to I can write with my left hand! If I had to something tedious then heck no it would have to be the right hand! ((HUGS)) Momma B
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@EAStanley (2688)
• United States
2 Dec 08
I am right handed. I HAVE to use my right hand. My left hand is useless. *LOL* Being ambidextrous would be nice. But, I am right handed. :)
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@dpk262006 (56739)
• Delhi, India
2 Dec 08
I execute most of the tasks through my right hand. I am a right handed person. However, I try to do some smal tasks through my left hand e.g. opening a padlock with a key. I may add here - those who are right handed persons for them left side of their brain works and those who work through their left hand, for them right side of the brain works. Most of the people are right handed, therefore, whenever we notice a left handed fellow, we become curious about him (atleast me).
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
2 Dec 08
I'm a righty Daffodil! I rarely seem to see many left handed people either these days? I doubt it is a rarity or anything, but I just don't come across them that often. I remember reading something a long time ago that was stating that left handed people tend to be more creative than right handed people. I have no idea if this has been categorically proven or not.
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@Metalchick (1391)
2 Dec 08
I'm a bit of a funny one really I noramlly write with my right hand and use my right hand for most things. However when it comes to eating I eat with my cutlery in the wrong hands. I don't know why but I have just conditioned myself to eat this way and it feels wrong when I rivert to how I should be eating. In the past when i've tried eating correctly i've used a little too much force and shot food across the dining table....perhaps it's just safer if I stay to what I can do.
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@dpk262006 (56739)
• Delhi, India
21 Feb 09
I am a right handed person, however, I tie my wrist watch on my left hand because if I tie my wrist watch in right hand, it will hamper and interrupt my smooth functioning. However, I sometimes do some of the task with my left hand, such as dialing a telephone number, locking the padlock (it looks easier to me, because the key in a padlock revolves anti-clockwise) and sipping a cup of tea with left hand. I just cannot write with my left hand. Those who are right handed for them their right side of the brain is more active and functional and its vice versa is true for the left handed persons.
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• India
21 Feb 09
Even though you can not write with your left hand, you seem to be accomplishing many other tasks with this hand. Thanks for the nice information dpk.
@dpk262006 (56739)
• Delhi, India
23 Feb 09
LOl! I keep experimenting and it appears a great fun to me.
@chiaeugene (2226)
• China
2 Jan 09
i write with my left hand but my strong hand is my right so i am confused am i a lefty or righty? most call me a lefty because they said i write with my left hand. but i play soccer with my right foot, arm wrestling, basketball with my right hand. but then again, i play table tennis, badminton, pool with my left hand. so am i a in-between or what i am also not sure about it. haha. but they said that lefty is more intelligent as they use their left brain more.
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• India
3 Jan 09
It seems your left hand is creative and the right one is for sturdy and robust for heavy and day to day work. I have heard too that lefty people are more intelligent.
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@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
2 Jan 09
Hi Golgappi! I am a right handed person and do all my dominant work with the right hand. I have seen the kids mostly start with their left hands and eventually shift it to right and become a full fledged righty. HAPPY NEW YEAR.
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• India
3 Jan 09
Thanks mimpi, Happy New Year to you too. Golgappi Now that you know, please don't swallow me. lol. BTW do you like golgappas?
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@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
29 Dec 08
I'm a little of both. I write and eat left handed, but do the majority of other things with my right hand. I strung and shot a bow and arrow in high school, left handed. Learned to play the ukelele in 6th grade, left handed, use a spoon or a mixer with either hand, as well as a few other things, but do most things right handed.
• India
2 Jan 09
Thats great idowrite. To be able to use both hands deftly is such a gift.
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@troyski (103)
• Philippines
13 Dec 08
I have primarily been left-handed all my life. My left is my dominant hand. Most of my everyday basic tasks are done by my left hand. Although there are some activities where I am a bit ambidextrous. Samples of these are how i hold my food utensils, how i use the computer mouse, how i play bowling, etc. For these kind of activities, there a lot of times when I subconsciously switch between my left and right hand.
• India
13 Dec 08
Wow!! Finally I know someone who efficiently uses both hands. The way nature meant it to be. Even otherwise I have found myself fascinated with left handed people.I mean its kind of fascinating to watch them write,clap,etc. And to be able to switch hands is awesome. Thanks for responding troyski!
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
12 Dec 08
[i]Hello Daffodil20, I am a right handed person. I eat and work with my right hand. I guess there are more right handed person that left handed one. I observe that most left handed can use their right hand as good as their left hand. I hope you can summarize the results of your discussion. Regards.[/i]
• India
13 Dec 08
You are right robert. There are more right handed people. Also there are a few who can use both their hands. Thanks and regards.
• Indonesia
7 Dec 08
Ofcourse right hand, in my religion and in healthy life we're suggested to use right hand. In my religion we used right hand because the meaning of using it is good and bad if we use left hand. All good things started from right side.
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• India
7 Dec 08
i am a natural left handed person....i do evrythng with ma left hand...absolutely evrythng...lol
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6 Dec 08
i am right handed, but my husband and my son are both left handed. when my son was small (he is now 40) me , being his mum , was obviously feeding him and giving him toys etc., with my right hand, so i thought it was quite clever that he was clearly going to be left handed. unfortunately when he went to school , in the early 70's, they did try to single him out and try to make him write with his other hand. my husband was furious as the same thing had happened to him. it did affect my sons writing, but now his writing is very small and he virtally print/writes. My husbands brother is also left handed, but none of his children are, and my husbands grandmother was left handed too. I can knit and sew left handed but cannot write left handed as i end up writing backwards !!
@williamjisir (22900)
• China
5 Dec 08
Hello Daffodil. I am right-handed. I use more of my right hand when I do something except that I type the words on the keyboard. When I was young, I tried to learn to play the piano, but found that I was not well developed in the left hand because I could not use my left fingers when playing the piano but the right hand. But I am glad that I learned to use my left fingers to type on the keyboard very well. So I think that it is out of practice before we would like to train to use both hands. Thank you for the discussion. Good day.
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@kellys3ps (3726)
• United States
5 Dec 08
I am right handed. My mother is left handed.
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@vicky30 (4773)
• India
4 Dec 08
I am a right handed person.I write with my right hand.I eat with my right hand.I tried using the left hand but it never works for me.I think most of the people in the world use their right hand.There are very few people in the world who use their left hand.
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@messageme (2821)
• United States
4 Dec 08
Im all right handed for everything. I can try to write with my left but it don't look so pretty :)
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