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 junk 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. Ambidextrous Sue
    Ambidextrous Sue says:

    The questions are bias. I use my right hand when using a scissor, can opener, when opening a jar because these tools and the threads of the jar are made for right handers. If from the time I first started to use a scissor a left handed scissor had been available, who knows which hand I’d use. The same goes bowling, playing guitar and using other implements developed originally for righties. I’m convinced that much of this handedness is learned behavior with perhaps tendencies to right or left. I eat and write left handed and do pretty much everthing else righthanded. Eating and writing are completely taught behaviors. The teacher reinforces the handedness. Throwing and kicking a ball often include observation and therefore mimicking behavior. Thoughts?

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    • Mike K
      Mike K says:

      Not so I’m left handed use right handed things better then left because mostly everything is made for right handed people when playing baseball I throw left and bat right handed mostly until I got older and now I can bat left or right handed. My grandmother was a lefty my father my son is ambidextrous and my granddaughter is also ambidextrous also showing way more intelligence then right handed people at the same age plainly showing we use more of our brain then they do almost of a higher intelligence it is what it is argue that point all day long folks

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    • KevBro
      KevBro says:

      Spot on.
      I completely consider myself to be left-handed but do many things right handed because all tools are designed for right handed use. Some tools are ambidextrous, but most are designed for the majority.
      If I’m learning something new and have to decide which hand to use, I will always choose the right for the sake of convenience.
      This quiz rated me at 47% left-handed… I guess that’s accurate but only in the sense that many of my hand use choices came out of necessity not necessarily preference.

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    • Brandon Trout
      Brandon Trout says:

      Spot on and my initial thoughts about the questions as well. We have been forced by society in one way or another to use the tools available. Cute test, but that’s about it.

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    • Brandon Trout
      Brandon Trout says:

      NO not spot on, sorry just re read and can’t beleive I mis read it so. yes some traits are learned out of necessity, but for the most part you do what feel natural. playing sports all my life around all righties, i still developed into a full lefty. you do what feels natural, or you should with most sports. can you learn to be ambidextrious? yes, but thats not what this is about. natural tendancies. don’t feel like fixing all the spelling corrections, sorry.

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  2. Larry carter
    Larry carter says:

    Left side motor skills also, kicking, bowling, throwing, batting, fishing, shotgun shooting. Is this cross dominance?

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  3. Brandon Trout
    Brandon Trout says:

    Like scissors, I do somethings because the left handed scissors in school were horrible, so learned to be righty there, so results are a touch low for full lefty. avg lefty? please lol

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