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    Question Are you left or right handed?

    The average number of people in the world is approx. 10%, but I've always suspected that this statistic is higher for people that work in IT. A few recent posts in another thread on this forum reinforced this theory. So I thought I'd create a poll to see what it is amongst Edugeekers.

    The poll will only have 2 options (left or right). Please don't start the whole cross-dominance or ambidextrous debate - if you consider yourself to fit in those categories, just choose which one you consider to be your strongest.
    e.g I write and throw with my left hand. I use racquets left handed. I bat and bowl left handed for cricket. However, I play guitar and golf right handed (but only because the equipment I had when I was learning was right handed). I use a mouse with my right hand. I consider myself to be left handed.

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    What if you are ambidextrous?

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    it really does depend what im doing. i write with my right hand so picked that bit depending what it is im doing i even switch hands part way through

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    Ambidexterous here. I don't write with my left hand, although that'd just be a matter of practice. I did start doing so when I broke my right wrist but not to the point of getting neat. All sports, games etc I switch to suit the requirements - very handy in cuesports! I also suspect this is why I stutter.

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    I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.

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    I am predominantly a Southpaw here, I only use a mouse/write with my right hand, everything else is left handed/footed - i.e. cutlery when eating and so on

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    right handed (but left wing.)

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    @kearton Looks like your hypothesis is being slowly disproven.

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    Predominantly left-handed, but I tend to do single-handed things with my right hand and two-handed things left-handed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    What if you are ambidextrous?
    Zak, did you not see my initial comments about cross-dominance or ambidexterity? i.e "if you consider yourself to fit in those categories, just choose which one you consider to be your strongest"...


    Quote Originally Posted by fromtheinternet View Post
    Looks like your hypothesis is being slowly disproven.
    Really? At present it's 4 lefties out of 28. And 14.29% > 10%, no???

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    Quote Originally Posted by kearton View Post
    Really? At present it's 4 lefties out of 28. And 14.29% > 10%, no???
    Ok, I looked last at 2/23!

    We need more 'geeks to vote. I'm quite interested in the result.

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    Left handed here (for most things). I use a mouse with my right hand though. Probably because computers are laid out with keyboard then mouse on the right. And the first computer I used had a mouse shaped for right handed use:


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    I'm right handed in everything except that I eat left handed (My cousin is exactly the same).

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    I am ambidextrous. Aside from writing, I am just as good using my left hand as I am with my right hand (only reason I haven't done writing with my left hand is that I have not had a need too).

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    Very heavily left dominant here with the exception of using a mouse with my right as that's where it was growing up and I got fed up with switching sides. However I can use a mouse with left hand, just choose not to. Used to confuse the students when I sat between two PCs with a mouse in each hand.

    I can also shoot right handed, but didn't have a choice in that with the SA80, I use my shotgun and air-rifles mostly lefty though (unless trying to hustle someone).

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