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Lefties are More Apt for Creative Genius?

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Left handed Female 3 9.38%
Left handed Male 6 18.75%
Right handed Female 10 31.25%
Right handed Male 13 40.63%
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Old 01-16-2005, 04:47 PM
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Question Lefties are More Apt for Creative Genius?

Lefties are More Apt for Creative Genius: A really interesting question is whether there is any connection between left-handed people and creative genius. As one of the most common myths of left-handed people, Pieper states coincidence rather then consequence.

"Some of history's most creative minds have been left-handed," says Pieper. "Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Ludwig van Beethoven, Benjamin Franklin, Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein were all left-handed according to history. But just as we can name all these wonderfully talented left-handers, we can also name just as many right-handers. There are no concrete facts to prove or disprove any relation between being left-handed and being exceptionally in any field. However, even if it isn't fact that left-handedness gives rise to creative genius, left-handed children and parents can take comfort to know that they are in good company."

I got an email from a friend about Left-Handed kids As i told him a story that when i was at school around the age of 5 to 10 the headmaster thought left handed people did not have enough brains to be geniuses let alone remotely clever so he made all the left handed kids go into his room at a lunch time and tried to convert us by getting us to write with our right hand...Never ever worked for me.

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Old 01-16-2005, 05:46 PM
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You managed your poll very fast!!!! (obviously left-handed!!!)

Gosh, after reading that list of names I'd just love to cheat and say I'm left-handed too....

Truth is .... right-handed female...

P.S. I'm going to delete your first (test) Thread on this same topic ....
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Old 01-16-2005, 06:00 PM
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Red face Thank you Flora...

I will get use to these forums very soon...

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Old 01-16-2005, 08:57 PM
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You don't have an option for those of us who are ambidextrous...

I usually write righthanded, but I can use both for almost everything else

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Old 01-17-2005, 01:23 AM
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I'm with Mike, in that I'm ambidextrous also. Have ticked right handed, as I am
slightly more right handed than left.
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Old 01-17-2005, 10:33 AM
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left-handed male

(lefty activist) As we live in a right-handed world, it would only be fair if we got a good break like this.

Up to a couple o months ago I was perfectly happy being a lefty, then I read that someone discovered that a lefty's time on this earth is usually a wee bit less than for "normal" people. Can I change hands now?

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Old 01-17-2005, 11:50 AM
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I write and draw with my left hand, use scissors with my right, throw with my right.... I'm just confussed, I think
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Old 01-17-2005, 01:56 PM
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ByRo,

The main reason that lefties have a shorter life span is because a good number of them are killed using things for right handed people. Stay away from things like right handed chain saws and you'll be ok. (I don't know of many things that aren't made for lefties too.)

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Old 01-17-2005, 02:23 PM
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I've always considered myself a lefty since I write and eat with my left hand, but like some others, I use my right hand for some things -- throw underhanded (throw over-handed with my left), use scissors, drink from a glass... Definitely not a creative genius, but am good at adapting what others create to suit my own purpose.

The Saturday Evening Post had an article about all the things that lefties had to deal with in a right-handed world (this was in the early '50's before most businesses saw "differences" as an opportunity to create a niche for their products) -- one of the worst was the enclosed phone booth -- if a lefty could get in and close the door, they were trapped in a tiny room created only for right-handed activities.
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Old 01-17-2005, 03:15 PM
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Funny thing about being a Leftie...

I am youngest of seven...I am the only one in my family that is left handed, my parents both were right handed too.

My Mum taught me how to use knife and fork the right handed way, at school the teachers insisted i learn to write with my right hand, could never get the hang of it...

I had a cruel headmaster he hated having left handed kids in his school, seriously talk about old school...There was about 20 in 1000 kids that had to go through hell being left handed.

But hey i knew i was Unique...lol from the moment i was born!
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