Little known fact about me: I'm left handed! I got it from my momma, who is also left handed (she does everything but write right handed, though!). I'm a full-fledged lefty and do everything with my left. I found this list of 10 advantages to being left handed and thought I'd see how many of them seem to be true to me. Enjoy!
- Being left handed gives you an advantage in many sports. Yep - this is definitely true. I think it's because talented athletes can do things ambidextrously. I played soccer and lacrosse growing up through my high school years and had a much easier time playing with both hands/feet because I started with my left. Plus, I have two female Athlete of the Year awards from my High School to show for my talent!
- Lefties have a greater chance of being a genius, or having a high IQ. Haha. Not so sure about this one! I'm definitely not a genius, and was happily smack dab in the middle of my high school class ranking. Funny side story: I was in a class of 6! And not only that, but I was the only girl. And I married one of the guys (I like to say that he won!). So anyway I'm definitely not proof of this one.
- Left handed men make more money.Well, I'm a woman and I make no money as a stay at home mom. Next!
- Lefties adjust more easily to seeing under water. Huh. How could this possibly be proven? I can see underwater, but I feel like I adjusted just as easily as my brother and sister when we were little.
- Lefties are better at multitasking. I give credit for my ability to multitask to having 2 children under 2, not to being left handed. But maybe it helps!
- Some lefties have better memories. I'm definitely among the some that don't. Especially when I'm pregnant. Oh boy do I have a bad memory when I'm pregnant!
- Left handed people are better at playing video games. I'm pretty good at video games. I loved them (and still would if I had time to sit in front of the tv for hours!) and once had a little boy I babysat excitedly tell me (and his mom) that he had "never met a girl that was so good at killing people!". Heh.
- Left handed people recover faster from strokes than right handed people. That could be convenient someday. Hopefully I'll never find out!
- Left-handed people are more likely to be more visual-based than language-based. Yep this is definitely true for me. I'm definitely a visual learner. Though, I would rather express myself through language than art.. hmm.
- Lefties are better at learning to drive than righties. Before my mom and sister get all "oh no you don't" about this one, by "learning to drive" I'm sure they don't mean "taking the driving test". There's a rumor that I failed the written test twice and the driving test once. It might be true. But I am an excellent driver (reference, anyone?).
Are any of you left handed? Do you agree/disagree with these advantages?