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. Mindy
    Mindy says:

    79% lefty. I do everything left handed except cut with scissors. When I was young and in school way back when .. schools didn’t provide left handed scissors. I had to learn to adapt. I also use a computer mouse with my right hand .. only because everyone else in the household is right handed .. so it’s always been placed on the right side. Those two things got me to 79%?

  2. Kelly Hill
    Kelly Hill says:

    Sometimes I think my right hand is only present to hold things and to complement my left -lol. But, truly this is a right handed world. I realized this when in the third grade while trying to sharpen my pencil in a sharpener with the turning mechanism made for turning with the right hand. Also , just a note- both my sons and their father are all left handed

  3. Andy Respect
    Andy Respect says:

    I got 37% lefty. I write with my left hand, but i throw a ball, play guitar, use compter mouse, play tennis, play golf, deal cards, drink, strike a match, use knife, use pistol, use hammer with my right hand. If I’m honest then I can write with my left hand too. My both grandmums are borned as lefties, but now they are both handed.

  4. Jeff H
    Jeff H says:

    47% lefty. Still not sure in my 40s what task is naturally right handed or left. Just discovered I feel more comfortable playing guitar lefty after 20 years of right handed playing. Also I was a terrible drummer until one day in the studio I sat down behind a left handed kit and could play passably.

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