Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by NickyJ, Jun 29, 2012.
Right. Surprised at the amount of lefties here.
Well, keep in mind that left-handed people have higher intelligence on average, and so do Civilization players, and it'll make more sense.
I am obstinately left handed. I am about as undextrous as it is possible to be.
The only exceptions are, well anything involving two hands (batting, golfing, shooting hockey), which I do right handed, although that was more because I found as a wimpy pathetic kid it was easier for me to control big heavy baseball bats with my left hand leading on the bottom. However I shoot pool and play tennis left handed.
Right is for fine motor control. Left is for strength.
The poll is a huge surprise. Only 10% of the population is typically considered to be left-handed. Or perhaps most right-handers don't care enough to respond, including me.
Righty. Though I eat like a lefty, and do some other things like a lefty as well. Dunno why.
Also props on the Radioactive Monkey option, haven't seen one of those in a while.
Can any of the left-handed folk here answer a question that's been on my mind for a very long time, concerning musical instruments? I play the spinet organ - like a smaller version of the church organs with two or more keyboards plus a pedal board. I asked one of my teachers a long time ago if left-handed people had an easier time playing the left-hand (bottom) keyboard than the right-hand (top) keyboard, and she didn't know.
Does anyone here have any answers or insights to offer?
I play piano and guitar right handed (though I'm a weird left hander; see my post). I learned to play trombone normally and I didn't have anything that would be considered a difficulty. But I don't know nothing about ease for playing different things on an organ/piano.
my left hand is only good for wanking.
Now, you would have to say that, wouldn't you? (But I have thought of that, myself. And try as I might the right just doesn't do it.)
edit: and how long before we have a witch-hunt to root out all those evil left/right handed people?
I am prominently right handed, but my left hand is not useless, so I am almost ambidextrous, but not enough for me to classify myself that way, but after reading most posts here, I most probably could have, since it seems some are absolutely useless with your opposite hand, which I am not. Whenever I play Guitar hero, I find it more comfortable to play with the lefty flip, rather than the normal righty grip. I find that I do better on the Wii playing with my left than my right hand.
I remember when my brother accidentally cut his right hand and could not use it for a time period, he was basically crippled since he could not do any thing with his left hand. Yet when I had my finger injury to my right middle finger, I was only not allowed to drive, since it was a manual and using one hand was not allowed, but otherwise I coped rather well except from trying to write, which I can't do with my left hand, it is just impossible for me to do so.
Very much right side dominant. When playing soccer I'll still try to pass and shoot on my left if I think it's a better chance than on my right, but I'll always favour the right boot.
Lefthanded at the computer. Righthanded for everything else.
Lefthanded at birth; always scizzored etc with left as a toddler. trained to be righthanded.
Left handed. Most of my dexterous work is with left hand. While right hand is when more power needs to be applied. Bowl with left , bat with right(cricket). Play tabletennis,tennis with right. Write with left , handle mouse with left ,but eat with right as was forced to do so in childhood.
Largely due to how technology is designed, I learned to do a bunch of stuff with my right too--I can use either type of scissors, I learned to use a joystick right-handed, right-handed when batting because I didn't have any baseball coaches or teammates that could help a left-hitter, etc. I suspect most people are on somewhat of a gradient between pure left-handed and right-handed behavior.
I don't really play piano. I'm no Albert King; I play guitar straight right-handed, mostly because that's the way my dad forced me to learn it. I play drums left handed though.
While naturally born right-handed, I'm sort of ambidextrous. Right now I'm using the computer with the mouse left-handed and I play sports like tennis and baseball usually left-handed as well.
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