View Full Version : Right Or Left Handed?

08-16-2007, 02:10 PM
Alright Creative Community! Even if you just lurk on here! Let's here it!
Are you Right or Left handed??

They say Creative People are mostly left handed...sooo let's see what percentage of peeps here truly are!!!!

Leftie right here!!

POLL COMING!!! (i hope!)

:banana: :banana:

08-16-2007, 02:22 PM
LEFTIES UNITE!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup2 :teacher: :wave2: :stir: :bored: :ssst: :magnify: :wave: :tinker: :tink:

look even some of our smilies are lefties!!!!!

08-16-2007, 02:28 PM
<-- right handed!

08-16-2007, 02:29 PM
I'm a righty married to a lefty with a righty boy and lefty boy.

08-16-2007, 02:30 PM
hahaha we're 50/50 right now!!!

08-16-2007, 02:32 PM
come on lefties!!!!!

08-16-2007, 02:33 PM
I'm a leftie.. and I'm the odd person out.. the other 6 are all righties.. Which is why we clash... I'm a lefty so I'm always right! :lmao:

08-16-2007, 02:34 PM
keep em comin'!

08-16-2007, 02:36 PM
I'm a leftie.. and I'm the odd person out.. the other 6 are all righties.. Which is why we clash... I'm a lefty so I'm always right! :lmao:

right on sister!!!!! I was hoping DD would be a leftie but it's not looking that way.

08-16-2007, 02:43 PM
I have 3 righties living with me!!! And on my mom AND dads side it's only my dad and I that are lefties!!

08-16-2007, 02:43 PM
Righty Tighty here! :rotfl: With lots of dear friends and family that are lefties!

08-16-2007, 02:58 PM
Righty Here and proud of it........and proud mommy of a DD lefty:woohoo:
The funny thing is that I have 2 DB one is a lefty; his DS is a righty, the other one is a righty and his DS is a lefty.....what are the odds of that?:confused3

08-16-2007, 03:03 PM
Neck and NEck!

08-16-2007, 04:03 PM
I'm a righty, and DH is a lefty! :)

08-16-2007, 04:06 PM
oooooo we're going down lefties.....

08-16-2007, 04:19 PM
Rightie here!

08-16-2007, 04:43 PM
I'm right handed, my twin bro is left handed, and my kids are one of each!

08-16-2007, 07:57 PM
I am right handed, DH is left handed.

I don't have a brain to think with so it doesn't matter what side of the brain I am using. :rotfl:

08-16-2007, 09:20 PM
ohhh lefties..... :sad1: we are outnumbered big time :)

08-16-2007, 09:58 PM
Very proud LEFTY here! :thumbsup2

08-16-2007, 10:07 PM

08-16-2007, 11:18 PM
ohhh lefties..... :sad1: we are outnumbered big time :)

that's ok, it just makes us more special!!!

Diana Lyn
08-17-2007, 06:26 AM
Another lefty checking in!! :wave2:

08-17-2007, 08:43 AM
DH & I are both lefties, but both kids are righties. (And each of them brought it up with their teachers during lessons on genetics about how that wasn't possible. ;)) My ILs just couldn't have it that neither of them was a leftie :confused3 and insisted on making them change hands until they were old enough to say "I can't use that hand!" :lmao: Of course with DS that was much earlier than with DD...he was a militant rightie from the beginning...I'm talking before he was a year old!! (Contrary to what they told us in child psych about kids not "deciding" until they were 5 or 6.) DD just didn't care. ;)

08-17-2007, 09:02 AM
Let's gooooo creative community!! I know there are more of you out there!!!

08-17-2007, 10:32 AM
You lefties are way outnumbered.

08-17-2007, 12:00 PM
There is no hope for us :sad1: :laughing:

08-17-2007, 12:24 PM
I am the only leftie in my entire family as far up as grandparents, after that I'm not sure if there were any.

And DD has already started as a rightie and even holds the pencil correctly.

08-17-2007, 09:00 PM
Yet another righty here, and married to a righty as well. Owen though, everything is left handed right now. Ok, so 2.5 months is too young to show handedness, but still!

08-17-2007, 09:24 PM
I'm a righty! I'm in my left mind.
S :)

08-17-2007, 10:50 PM
I'm a righty and DH is too. DD is right, DS1(almost 2 ) is right I am pretty sure, but DS4 is left handed. DH & I both have lefties in our families. The leftie is driving me nuts!! I can't figure out how to teach him how to hold a pencil! He has just recently started drawing (yes, very late) because he would give up in frustration. He insists on holding the pencil in his fist -- point coming out by the pinky, eraser up near the thumb.

And what do you do about the computer mouse? We all use on it the right side of the keyboard with our right hands...I am supposed to move it over to the other side for him? Is there a left handed mouse? I am beginning to understand why they used to try to force kids to their right hand. Not that I want to do that, just that I don't how to help him!

08-17-2007, 11:24 PM
As for the pencil.. set it up in your left hand and try to write.. I write similar to a right handed person in the way I hold my pencil.. My pencil rests on the inside of my middle finger..and I grip it w/ my index finger on top and my thumb slightly to the lower right of my index finger.. Some lefties write over top but my 1st grade teacher taped my paper to my desk on an angel to the right hand... so if you would sit a paper straight on the table.. rotate to the right about 15 degrees or so.. she taped it down so it wouldn't move... She was a wicked lady!That then caused problems because as I began writing with pen my hand would cross over all my words thus smearing them.. than I would get lectures about that... :( Once the teachers figured out the problem they understood.. another reason I can't use felt tip pens.. most of my writing is on my hand and not my paper.. (Does that make sense)
Tell ds not to get frustrated... as a leftie.. it was frustrating for me to teach my righties had to tie shoes or write... it took a while..but we got it.. they were writing before kdg. without issues (sentences even)..

The computer mouse.. it's just an adjustment.. I've mastered using my right hand for it... just takes practice..

08-17-2007, 11:44 PM
mouse on the right, that's just the way it is since we re drastically out numbered.

OMG erasable pens stink!!!! They were horrible.
One good thing about being a leftie, no one can cheat off of you because our hand blocks the righties view!!
my pencil rests on my ring finger and I pinch it with my middle, pointer and thumb.
we never taped our paper down but did the 15 degree turn, righties turned it in the opposite direction.
I think the worst thing about lefties was the desk/chair combo in high school there were never enough desks in a room for us. so I would have to sit almost sideways to write.

08-18-2007, 12:27 AM
My DD and I are the righties, but my DH and DS are lefties. Here's a couple of points for your theory...In our house the lefties are more creative.

08-18-2007, 03:22 AM
aughhh!! we really are sinking :)

The mouse is on the right here, since i just kinda got usd to it growing up & since now DH is a rightie. No biggie :)

08-18-2007, 03:23 AM
PS..I HATE spiral notebooks! :laughing:

08-18-2007, 06:38 AM
Yeah! Spiral note books are awful for lefties.. My kids laugh at me because now that we are not in school (we as in ME!) I put the spiral on the on my right side and write in the tablet upside down!

I also make my checks backwards.. so the tall line of the check goes to my left!

08-18-2007, 09:34 AM
Another lefty here! Mom of two righties and one lefty-DS2.

08-18-2007, 09:45 AM
I have a family of 4 - all righties. Actually in my entire family there is only one lefty - my aunt. We are all right. :)

08-18-2007, 09:58 AM
Both my kids are righties...made it really easy to teach them right from left though...

"Which hand to you write with? Hold it up... Which hand is left?" :rotfl2:

08-18-2007, 10:19 AM
One in my right mind (left hander) here!! :D

Gotta work that poll back up, baby!

I'm the only lefty as far back as our family knows but my grandfather's handwriting was horrid.

I write like a right-hander would, not over the top. In fact, I never knew any better until I hit middle school and saw over the top lefties writing. I tried it and it made my handwriting look so stupid so I quit. (Talk about a crowd-joiner)

I can mouse, cut paper, and open a can right-handed. I've learned to do a lot of things both ways.

For those of you on the hunt for left-handed spirals, try here: http://www.thelefthand.com/
They're more expensive, but they're great. They also have a lefty mouse for those of you who still find it awkward as well as watches, and can openers, and tons of stuff you wouldn't think had a "right" or "left" hand.

Does anybody else wear their watch on their right hand besides me??

08-18-2007, 04:34 PM
Righty here! My DH and DD are alos righties, but my DS is a lefty and it is super hard to teach him certain things like how to tie his shoes!:sad2: Thank goodness for slip-ons.:cool1:

08-18-2007, 06:44 PM
<<<<<Always Right!

08-18-2007, 06:55 PM
I wear my watch on whichever wrist, i don't have a bracelet on! hahah! it's always been like that, i switch them out :)

08-18-2007, 09:38 PM
PS..I HATE spiral notebooks! :laughing:

3 ring binders!!!! UGH!

08-18-2007, 09:40 PM
Does anybody else wear their watch on their right hand besides me??

I don't wear one, it bugs the crap out of me!

08-19-2007, 02:00 AM
I don't wear one, it bugs the crap out of me!

LOL I haven't since I washed my last one with the battery working. :(

Talking Hands
08-19-2007, 03:42 PM
ambidextrous married to a righty with 2 leftie daughters

08-19-2007, 10:46 PM
:furious: <---the lefties crashed and burned

08-19-2007, 11:14 PM
nah, we're just special. ;)

08-19-2007, 11:19 PM
yes! like a limited edition :) :laughing: verrry rare and unique :)

08-20-2007, 09:27 PM
Saw this one and had to vote. I'm a lefty, but use my right hand also. If I sew or cut, I use my right hand. If I'm writing, I use my left. I still call myself a lefty! :goodvibes