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 the righties have a little southpaw in them too. At the moment roughly 12% of the world is left handed, but that number is increasing!

Left Handed Test

 Left Handed Test

Take the Left Handed Test

Which hand do you write with?
Which hand do you hold scissors with?
Which hand do you hold a spoon with?
When using a knife and fork, which hand holds the knife?
When holding a knife on it's own, which hand do you use?
Which hand do you brush your teeth with?
Which hand do you throw a ball with?
Which hand would you told a tennis racket with?
Which foot would you kick a ball with?
When holding a guitar, which would do you strum with?
Which hand do you use a computer mouse with?
In which hand do you hold a hammer?
Which hand do you deal cards with?
Which hand would fire a pistol?
Which hand opens a jar lid?

How did you score in the left handed test? Make sure to share your results with friends and see how you compare with them!

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.

To arrive at your score the test answers are weighted slightly differently. For example, writing with your left hand will give more points than playing guitar left handed as writing is generally accepted as being a better indicator of handedness.

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!

If you’d like to learn a little more about levels of left and right-handedness, I’d highly suggest watching the super informative short video below.

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Now that you know just how much of a lefty you are, check out The Survival Guide for Living Lefty in a Right-Handed World!

Take Up Guitar!

If you indicated that you’d hold a guitar left handed in the test above and don’t already play, let me help you! Check out my free in-depth Newbie Guide to discover everything you need to take up playing left handed guitar!