How Left Handed Are You? Find Out in 60 Seconds!

If you write with your left, you’re considered to be left handed.  But just how left handed are you really? Take the 60 second left handed test and find out!

I carry out most tasks left handed, but there’s a handful of activities that would qualify me as being right handed. For example, I use scissors right handed and i’m the same with a computer mouse. I’m definitely not 100% left handed, and I’d wager that you aren’t either! No doubt even you righties have a little southpaw in you too…

Take the Left Handed Test Below

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This quiz is based on the Edinburgh Handedness Inventory with a few modern day activities thrown in for good measure. R.C. Oldfield published this measurement scale in 1971 in order to determine left or right hand dominance in everyday tasks.

An interesting fact I spotted when putting this quiz together was that most southpaws will use a knife and fork the conventional way (fork left, knife right), but when using a knife on its own, we switch to holding it on the other side.

And while we’re talking about knives – who else bought one of these and thought it was crap before you realised you had to hold the knife in your right hand for it to function properly? I almost threw mine out!

How did you score in the left handed test? Leave a comment below – I’d love to see your results!

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  1. Richard Carpenter
    Richard Carpenter says:

    74% left. I took violin lessons when i was a kid, and my teacher insisted that i use the bow “right-handed” so i would not poke other players in the eye. So that, and the associated act of swinging a baseball bat, for example, as well as other forces, such as numerous tools and everyday objects that are designed for the majority (right handers) but used by all (such as scissors) skew the results?. Question: With these “nurture” inputs siding over time with right-handedness with regard to “implicit adaptation”, aren’t these questions at least partly mis-representative to what might be named the “natural” use of a person’s dominant hand? I have noticed, and experienced quite a few of the characteristics that are listed as associated with left-handedness in your article, such as artistic, depth perception, awareness sensitivity, and probably weirdness, which is a nebulous term that nonetheless describes certain things about us left-handers, including me. But be proud of it! And best wishes to all- lefties, righties, ambeez, and all the rest in our successful transit from here to there, wherever that is.

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  2. corina
    corina says:

    My grand-uses his right hand to do things, he is now twelve years old and I’m noticing that he uses his left more than when he was ten years old. can it be because he is getting older..?

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