I Have Trouble Remembering Right From Left

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    Yes, I Make Those L's With My Fingers Still!

    When I was younger I learned to make L's with my hands and whichever one actually was an L is my Left hand and the other is right, well - I still do that. All the time, whenever right vs. left comes into play I do it, I couldn't remember them apart if I tried. Haha...
    BlazzinBebe88 BlazzinBebe88
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Nov 16, 2008

    Most Of The Time

    I have no idea why, But I constantly mix up my right form left. I even look at my hands in giving directions. I never used to be this way. It has creeped up on me over the past while. I do laugh about it. I tend to say I'm having a dyslexic moment. Maybe I do have a form of...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 3, 2012

    My Head Starts to Spin

    Ok, let's imagine that we're in the car and somehow I've ended up to be a driver. You tell me: "turn left from the next corner... " Less than 30 seconds later we're still going straight ahead and the crossroad is far behind us. This is what starts to run through my...
    Fennella Fennella
    31-35, F
    5 Responses May 18, 2008

    Very Much

    I have to wear strategically placed jewellery to help me out
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 15, 2008

    Is That His Left Eye??

    In photographs and videos, I am shocking. Can't grasp the mirror image thing at all. My first hurdle was the placement of Paul Stanley's Star (right eye, right eye). Arrrgh!
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    Nov 15, 2008

    More Directional Challenges.

    I have always admitted I am directionally challenged but I can't tell right from left a lot of times.  If directions tell me to turn right at the 2nd red light I have to really concentrate on which hand I write with and turn in the opposite direction.  It isn't that I...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    25 Responses May 18, 2008

    To Be Quite Honest

    I call my right hand, my other left.  Yep, that´s how bad it is  ;-D       
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Sep 12, 2009


    I have ALWAYS had trouble remembering...it sucks and i think its because im left handed!!! But, im getting much better!
    bOObsMaGee bOObsMaGee
    22-25, F
    Jun 11, 2008

    Maybe I'm a Tard... Ok I Am... But...

    I really do forget which way is left and right... I mean if I think about it then I know one from the other (obviously) but when someone tells me turn left or turn right I literally lift my hands and put my fingers in L's because left makes a L... HAH!!!
    phidget phidget
    31-35, F
    May 21, 2008

    L Is For Left.

    I dont remember which side is left and which is right most of the time. Especially when Im driving. Whoever is in the car laughs because I put my hands in front of me, and make an "L" with both hands. The hand that makes an "L" the right way is left.
    xlyssajx xlyssajx
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 31, 2008

    Im Not Even Dyslexic!

    Hey I have trouble knowing what's left and right - all the time! I'm not even dyslexic, and I dont know what's wrong with me! (By the way I also get some letters mixed up) I hate myself for this and I just want to be normal - I mean this is something you learn at age 3!! I also...
    HCat24 HCat24
    26-30, F
    Jul 31, 2012

    Yay Dyslexia

    Making an "L" with your fingers doesn't help someone with dyslexia much.... it looks like an L no matter which way its facing.  I do much better with "my door" "your door" when driving, and I'm still mostly hopeless when I'm not in a car.
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2010

    Occasionally, Yes.

     Sometimes I do... I just momentarily forget. Then I notice the stronger feeling in my left hand, remember that I'm left-handed and there! I have my left!
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 31, 2008

    Helping Hands

    All through my childhood, I just couldn't remember which was which. The only way around it was for me to pick up a pen and write, so I'd know that the hand with the pen in it was the left hand. At age 10, I made a discovery that has since changed all that. On my right hand I have...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    5 Responses May 18, 2008

    It's Impossible!

    i have never been able to remember my right from my left. it's confusing, ok! especially when people start with "my left, your right..." come on! the other night i was watching jeopardy and the question was about the key on the top right of the computer keyboard. i'm...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl
    22-25, F
    Jul 18, 2008

    Just got it straight last year,

    kind of embarrassing. Kept getting then confused, I would get some funny looks.
    persononinternet persononinternet
    18-21, M
    Jan 11, 2014

    It's All Very Confusing!

     I don't know whether its cos im tarded or something but remembering left and right sometimes has me stumped, espicially when im meant to be giving directions. I am the kind of person who will go " turn left" " NO the other left!" and will end up not only...
    followthewhiterabbit followthewhiterabbit
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 18, 2008

    I Have Trouble Remembering Right From Left

    go left...left...left....left you ------------ oh sorry...i meant right... very usual for me.. i tried remembering right from left...with saying "right is the hand i eat with" but that wasnt very effective in speedy situations i just burned my right hand with hot...
    RehabdNaK RehabdNaK
    22-25, F
    Jun 20, 2008

    Do We Choose Partners Who Are Left and Right Able?

    Do us confused soles tend to choose partners who are naturally left and right "talented"? Are females more likely to be left and right challenged? And, can you read a map up-side-down - you know what I mean!!?
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl
    8 Responses Sep 11, 2009

    I Have Trouble Remembering Left From Right.

    I always have to write out my name in the air to see which is left from right because I kno that I am right handed. I think this is why I am sooo extra bad at giving directions.
    applescruffs applescruffs
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2009

    L and R

    When I took my driving test my driving instructor drew and L and an R on my hands so that I would remember. I still forgot and went left instead of right. I just dont like turning right
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 15, 2008

    My Friends Think It's Funny.

    I always have to put my hands in front of me and think "I write with this hand, so this is my right hand and the other is my left." haha It's sad. I know.
    minnie22mouse minnie22mouse
    18-21, F
    Nov 1, 2008

    North and South Are Much Easier Than Right Left

     I thought I was the only one on the planet that has trouble with this. North, South, East, and West (Up and Down too) are directions I don't have to even think about. Maybe it's because they aren't arbitrary and relative. A lot of the time I have to think of the hand I...
    rusted rusted
    56-60, M
    Oct 31, 2008

    Is This Way Left?

    Sometimes when someone tells me to go left or go right I have to stand there for a minute trying to remember what way to go.. and sometimes I end up asking myself aloud whether I'm going the right way or not. It gets so confusing.. that's when doing the L thing with my hand comes...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 22, 2010
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