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Left or Right Handed?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by TheSellOut, Oct 29, 2009.

What's your dexterity?

  1. Left Handed

    50 vote(s)
    19.4%
  2. Right Handed

    165 vote(s)
    64.0%
  3. Ambidextrous

    43 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. TheSellOut

    TheSellOut Very Active Member

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    What is your dexterity? Left, Right, or truely ambidextrous?
     
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  2. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    Right
    and when I was in sign school we had one lefty and as I understood lefties had a hard time learning how to hand paint because if they worked left to right they would be working "over" the wet letters they had just done
     
  3. TheSellOut

    TheSellOut Very Active Member

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    This is true, I have to be carefull when drwing with a pencil as well for I will end up smearing graphite all over my drawing too!

    I can't say this is all lefties, but in my case, everything I do in this righthanded world is backwards. Example, the old righty tighty / lefty loosey bit, I naturally always go the opposite direction to start!
     
  4. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    My walldog friend Bill has trained himself to paint with either hand in case something ever happens to him.
    Love....Jill
     
  5. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    righty here
     
  6. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    I was born left handed but Miss James, in the first grade, made me hold my pencil in my right hand. I ended up with my fine motor skills being right handed and my gross motor skills being left handed. Somewhere in the middle, a level of ambidexterity exists whereby I can drive a nail with a hammer held in either hand.
     
  7. cgsigns_jamie

    cgsigns_jamie Very Active Member

    "I may be left handed, but I'm right all the time"
     
  8. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

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    with a couple of changes, this is me too. I was leaning towards being left but did a lot with the right so they made me use my right hand in school too. there are things that I can do with one hand but can't with the other like snap my fingers. I can do it with the left but hardly able with the right. I took tennis lessons way back in my 20's and found out that I could do a fore hand with one hand and a back hand with the other but not both with either. so not sure if I'm ambidextrous as it more like one works when the other doesn't most of the time. I can paint or apply vinyl vinyl with either.
     
  9. DOGraphics

    DOGraphics Very Active Member

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    Dominatly(sp) Right.

    Partial ambidexterity

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  10. rfulford

    rfulford Active Member

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    Righty here.

    Here is a fact I find interesting. Cultures that read right to left instead of left to right have more right handed people.
     
  11. Steve C.

    Steve C. Very Active Member

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    I guess I'm somewhat like Fred too. Things requiring dexterity in my hand
    and fingers I do with ther right. Other things, mostly sports are left. I kick
    with the left foot. Throw with left hand. Funny that I draw with the right
    but using an airbrush is more comfortable in the left. I have taught myself
    to letter with either, Mostly right, but wall jobs off of a ladder, using the
    left comes in real handy.
     
  12. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    Ambidextrous...I'd love to see a psychological profile off our breed.
     
  13. DOGraphics

    DOGraphics Very Active Member

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    Huh ?:toasting:
     
  14. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

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    me too
     
  15. basicmetal

    basicmetal Member

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    I call myself ambidextrous but I'm really just a confused southpaw. The worst grade I got in college was trying to do calligraphy. The proffessor wouldn't accept the pen being held at the wrong 45 degree angle.
     
  16. Jane Diaz

    Jane Diaz Member

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    For you lefties (like me) there is a great book I read called "Left Handed History of the World" by Ed Wright (I find his name sort of ironic!) that I would highly recommend.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Left-Handed-History-World-Ed-Wright/dp/1740458109
    It's an easy one to read and it talks about the fact that aprox. 10% of the world is left handed but how a disproportionate number of important people throughout history were lefties.
     
  17. Jane Diaz

    Jane Diaz Member

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    I want a t-shirt that says: "I'm not only left handed, I'm always right!"
     
  18. speedmedia

    speedmedia Very Active Member

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    Lefty over here...

    Thanks,
    Kurt
     
  19. GregT

    GregT Very Active Member

    Lefty here, too.
     
  20. Sabre

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    I probably should have been left handed, I'm left-eye dominant which is an issue sometimes when I'm shooting. But alas, I correct myself for right handed.
     
  21. GypsyGraphics

    GypsyGraphics Major Contributor

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    Right handed. Can't write my own name legibly left handed, but can effortlessly write backwards (mirror image) with my right hand. A teacher/nun once told me "there something wrong with you" when she caught me writing a quick note to a classmate. My friend would take the notes to the bathroom and hold them up to the mirror to read them. The devil made me do it.
     
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