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The Left-Handed Advantages and Disadvantages

18 February 2009 No Comment

    Only about 5% to 30% of people in the world are left-handed. Then again, as many lefties might point out, being left-handed can also offer intellectual prowess. Tests conducted by Alan Searleman from St Lawrence University in New York found there were more left-handed people with IQs over 140 than right-handed people. Famous left-handed thinkers in history from Albert Einstein to Isaac Newton to Benjamin Franklin seem to underline the point. 

As Hopkins says, it may be that left-handed people occupy the extremes when it comes to health and ability.

“The anomaly is left-handed people make up the extremely gifted and the extremely compromised,” said Hopkins. “The rest of us make up the middle ground.”

Lefties Have an Advantage in Some Sports Although lefties usually have to learnLeft-Handed how to use sports equipment differently than right-handed people, they also have advantages. For example, many one-on-one sports (where players face each other) work to the advantage of lefties. That’s because a left-handed fencer (as well as a lefty ping-pong or tennis player) is more accustomed to playing against right handed opponents, whereas the right-handed player is more awkward when facing a lefty contender
Advantages in Learning. A study shows that links between the left and right sides of the brain run faster in left-handed people than in right- handers. Therefore, this rapid transport of data makes lefties better at being mul- ti-tasked than right-handed people.

The disadvantages of being left handed:

– disadvantage: smudges when you write. This is especially difficult when you are using a scantron or something that smudges will destroy. you’ll have to waste time erasing all your smudges.

– disadvantage: it is very hard to use scissors and if you do learn it HURTS if you use them for too long

– disadvantage: if you go to a resturaunt and sit on the right of a right handed person you will

– disadvantages: things like knives and heavy machinary is more dangerous because those things are built for right-handers. you may get hurt


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