I Am Lefthanded

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 242 People

    Back Handed

    I am in reality ambidextrous, though I only do things right handed when forced to, such as operating the gear shifting in a car. I try to go beyond what might customarily be thought of as left handeness - I am maybe more "back handed" than left handed. I do try to get...
    edwerd1951 edwerd1951
    56-60
    Jul 8, 2009

    I Am Proud To Be A Lefty But Was Forced To Use My Right Hand.......

    I am proud to be a lefty but was forced to use my right hand for eating and writing by alot of people. The other lefties I have been around asked me why am I copying them while the right handed people asked why I use my left hand and it made me feel forced to use my right hand...
    HappyLefty HappyLefty
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 12, 2010

    Left And Right

    I am predominantly left handed although when I was at school and learning to write they kept making me change hands. I'd pick up the pencil with my left and they'd come around and move it to my right hand. Hence my hand writing is atrocious.  These days with the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 20, 2009

    Ignorance Of Right Handers back in the 1950's

    Though I am mostly left handed, I do some righty things too, mostly I suspect that is due to the fact in the 1950's when I was little they thought it was bad for us, thus I got smacked on my left hand while coloring when I was a preschooler by my grandmother. I was told I'd grow...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Sep 23, 2012

    Yep. I'm a Loopy Lefty

    ...I bet that explains alot about me, doesn't it? LMAO ;D
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Sep 14, 2008

    I love being different ,

    it gave me confidence , and the whole concept of being lefthanded fascinated me so I actually started a twitter page for it , to get to know other people and share my thoughs and all.
    LeftyAmina LeftyAmina
    22-25, F
    Apr 16, 2014

    Left Threads...

    I'm lefthanded, left-footed, left-eyed and left-eared. I was a nosy kid, being curious about everything and eager to learn I used to shadow my elder sister, who was already at school (she's two years senior). I remember that when she was 6, at 1st grade/year, she was having...
    rosacruz7 rosacruz7
    31-35
    Aug 5, 2009

    Gap And Relationship

    Yes truth hurts but what isn't it better knowing now than later? "There is a gap of difference between us, let time tell". At first I was sad by his remark. But it never stop me from finding best words to remedy my wounded heart. I took it positive instead  and start...
    sugarnspice4u sugarnspice4u
    41-45, F
    Sep 26, 2010

    Finding Out You Are Different And Don'T Do Things The 'Right' Way.

    There are some parents and teachers who have tried to discourage children from writing with their left hand, with the bizarre belief that children do it to be 'contrary'. I think that while a lot of children might experiment with writing or drawing with...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 7, 2013

    I Am Proud To Be Left Handed

      Well I remembered how my kindergarten teacher taught me to write with my right hand and still I will sub consciously switched them to my left hand and next when I was in my 6th or 7th grade I took up art and was writing in caligraphy pen in ink without smudging the...
    sugarnspice4u sugarnspice4u
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jan 28, 2010

    Love to Be Leftie

    Whooooo!! Proud Leftie right here! As is my brother. I have used this fact to my advantage a couple of times. With fun results. When I was 8ish I was at a childminders house when the main group decided to see who could write the neatess with their left hand. I volunteered to...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    Sep 14, 2008

    私 も! [ Me Too!]

    people Often ask me what is it like to be southpawed, blind, ect. So I ask them the same, what is like to be right handed, to see correctly ect. They blink a few times, stare at me dumbly and walk away. rather amusing.
    Daelynna Daelynna
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 17, 2008

    Non Linear Thinking!

    Ahhh....I love my lefthand-itis, not sure why, but I do! This was all I wanted to say*sleepy smile*
    kindakooky kindakooky
    26-30, F
    Oct 19, 2011

    I Like Being Different...being a Lefty Helps!

    I'm the only lefty in my family, which has always made me feel unique.  When I was in pre-school and learned to write, I always used my left hand and the teacher would try to force me to use my right.  She was  concerned because some of my letters were written...
    golddustwoman golddustwoman
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Sep 11, 2008

    Lol.

    I LOVE being lefthanded.  I don't know...It makes me feel special.  Lol.  Lefthanded people rule! 
    moonlit1 moonlit1
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2008

    Southpaw And Proud!

    I got my left-handedness from my father, who was also a lefty.  I have always been left-handed, and no one has ever encouraged me to be otherwise.   I get along well, in a predominately right-handed world; I mouse with my right hand, catch baseball and softball...
    headstrongheart headstrongheart
    56-60, M
    1 Response Mar 28, 2010

    Being A Lefty

    I don't know if I should feel special or unique or rare about being one. I've read a lot of stuff about how we become one by birth and what trait differences we have compared with the right-handed people. Nothing. I can't do well in Maths or be one of the top students in my...
    Rian001 Rian001
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 21, 2013

    School Days.

    A left handed student walks into a classroom filled with nothing but right handed desks. I think we've all been there.
    Wanderartist Wanderartist
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Aug 20, 2013

    I Recently Read That We Southpaws Live An Average Of 9 Years Less Than Righties

    But we have better underwater vision. Is that any comfort?
    nunyabeezwax nunyabeezwax
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2010

    The "sin" Of Being Left Handed

    For many years, it was considered a curse to be left handed. We were a mystery..one that no one wanted to solve. The problem with being left handed is that noone could teach me how to do anything..And the problems I encountered in a right handed world!  The ink that gets on the...
    akindheart akindheart
    56-60, F
    6 Responses Aug 10, 2011

    Ambedexstrous

    I am left handed when I write but can do most things with both hands which is good so if I lost my left hand I just would not be able to write thankgod for technology .This came about thanks to dislexcia as a child.
    beastman111 beastman111
    46-50, M
    Aug 10, 2011

    Lefty

    i am prodominantly lift handed but have become well adapted to a right handed world i have learn to do most things with my right hand as well but i will always write with my left hand that is one thing i will never be able tolearn to do right handed no matter how much i try i cn...
    summerdream summerdream
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jul 8, 2009

    The Only One In My Family

    Well I've heard left handed people are in their right mind......but believe me..no one has ever accused me of being in my right mind. I guess I consider it unique as there are fewer of us in the world....but it can be a complete pain in the *** too. It's a right handed world, but...
    harleylover1970 harleylover1970
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Jan 13, 2012

    Southpaw In the House!

    Not too much to say, except: Lefties do it better. Yeah baby!
    EricS EricS
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Sep 14, 2008
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