What Being Left-Handed Says About You

Are you a lefty?  A southpaw?  If so you’re in luck—this blog post is just for you!  Left-handers make up 10 percent of the population. There is science that proves that left-handed people use their brain differently and have some predominant personality traits that right-handed folks do not.

Here are some amazingly fun left-handed facts you may not have known

What Being Left-Handed Says About Your Personality

You Are Creative

According to studies done in the American Journal of Psychology, there is evidence that left-handed people have the upper hand creatively.  The list of left-handed celebrities, creatives and artists is a long one which includes talents such as Sir Paul McCartney of the Beatles and Kurt Cobain of Nirvana.  Michelangelo, the famous artist and sculptor was left-handed as well.  Left-handers are “right brained” dominated meaning they are often visual thinkers, possess a greater imagination and are better at expressing feelings both verbally and non-verbally.

You are a Leader

66% of all our United States Presidents are left-handed including our current President, Barack Obama, and past presidents Ronald Regan, Gerald Ford, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.  With so many of our U.S. Presidents being lefties, it surely means that lefties have a great leadership spirit!

You’re a Scaredy-Cat

According to research from a conference of The British Psychological Society, left-handers tend to be more affected by fear than right-handers.   After watching parts of the scary film Silence of the Lambs, the left-handed people were more likely to show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder than righties.

You’re Easily Angered

If you can’t seem to let go of that argument you just had, you may be able to blame it on the fact that you’re left-handed.  People who are left-handed are more prone to having negative emotions and have trouble processing their feelings.

Left-handers are set apart from the rest—own your unique advantage!  Whether you’re left-handed or right-handed, our hands need to be shown lots of love.  Request an appointment with Desert Hand Therapy to make sure your hands are in tip-top shape.

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