What percent of people you know are left-handed, would you say?
We can all agree that the majority of us are right-handed, no doubt about that. And I know it's often said that lefties only make up about 10% of the population, but based on the people I know, I really don't think it's THAT low. I'm thinking more along the lines of 15-20%. And BTW I'm not a lefty, but I've always found the "handedness" concept so interesting.
- Anonymous3 months ago
My father was left handed.
Aside from him, I only have known one.
That's a rather low percentage.
- capitalgentlemanLv 73 months ago
I am actually one of the ambi-dextrous ones. Which sounds good, but, actually can have it's issues!
I don't think I have every really noticed the numbers of lefties around me. I would accept the 10% number though; it does not seem to be higher to me. But, handedness varies; some are VERY right handed, and cannot do anything with their other hand, but, some can, even though they are right handed
- Anonymous3 months ago
There are many sources on the net (including Wikipedia "Handedness") that state the approximate number of left-handers is 10% of any random population. Your anecdotal experience (along with some of the people answering) is irrelevant. Historically there have been societies that do not allow left-handedness, by forcing the child to use their right hand ... that has occurred in the United States as recently as the 1960's. In many Asian societies, eating with the left-hand, especially in public, is considered extremely rude. While there are people that are "super" left-handed, virtually no one is exclusively left-handed. Part of the reason for that is we live in a right-handed dominant world. For example, the computer monitor I am looking at has all the control buttons on the right side. Most lefties, like myself, have learned to use right-handed scissors. Because I am right-eye dominant, I shoot firearms right-handed. But some things cannot be explained, for example I shave my legs with my right hand. I have no idea why, but I can only use a razor with my right hand.
- AnnLv 63 months ago
Most of my teacher friends, including me, are left-handed.
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- RickLv 63 months ago
well as 2 of our 4 kids are, that would be 2 out of 6, or 30% .........