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Left-handed - Right-handed Questions

I have noticed the the most super intelligent and super talented people are, and have been left-handed.

I'm right-handed, but ever since I found that President Obama is left-handed, I've been working like crazy to become left-handed.

Do you think if I successfully become left-handed, I'll become super smart like Obama, and all of these left-handed people?
Famous Left-Handers

Please answer yes or no. (Optional) Why? Be truthful, 'cuz I not - not - not gonna get my feelin's hurt!

By and by, are you right-handed or left-handed?


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Mar. 30th, 2011 11:36 pm (UTC)
I don't think that trying to learn to do things left-handed will make any difference in anyone's intelligence level. I also don't think that lefties are naturally more intelligent than others.

As to me, I believe I was supposed to be a lefty, but was forced to do everything with my right hand. My example is sports in general. As a kid I always wanted to bat left handed, and was told I was 'doing it wrong'. I believe that this led to my poor performance and then lack of desire to play sports. Also, a couple of years ago we did a test at my son's boy scout camp to determine which eye we favor so that we could learn to shoot properly. I favor my left eye.
Mar. 31st, 2011 05:31 am (UTC)
Your experience goes to show that no one should ever force a left-handed child to be right-handed.

I can understand why you lost interest in playing sports, but it's never too late. Start swinging with your left hand!
(no subject) - sputnik - Mar. 31st, 2011 02:35 pm (UTC) - Expand
Mar. 31st, 2011 12:46 am (UTC)
I am left-handed. Handedness is governed by which hemisphere of your brain is dominant. Changing your handedness will not change that.
Left-handed people are not super intelligent and no large study has ever proven this. In fact, more left handers suffer from learning disabilities such as dyslexia.
Apr. 6th, 2011 10:21 pm (UTC)
Your'e left-handed...
All the left-handed people I've known in my life have been incredibly intelligent. Probably a coincidence, but in my eyes, when I find a person is left-handed, that person is super smart.

I hurt my right hand when I was in Costa Rica, and have had to use my left hand. I'm getting pretty good at it! :o)
Mar. 31st, 2011 02:08 am (UTC)
I am right-handed. I do not think you can become truly left-handed. My grandfather trained my uncle to be left-handed as a child because lefties make better baseball pitchers. My uncle would always maintain that he was left-handed, but if he was not thinking about what he was doing he would use his right hand because he was naturally right-handed. You could make yourself do things left-handed, but actually becoming truly left-handed is not something that can be trained.
Apr. 6th, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
I can spot extremely intelligent people a mile away, and you are extremely intelligent. So, my left-handed theory was totally wrong. When a person is intelligent, being right or left-handed has nothing to do with it.

I'm surprised how I'm getting use to using my left hand. I never tried it before, but because I hurt my right pinky and wrist, I've had no choice but to use my left.

I hope you start writing poetry again!!

Mar. 31st, 2011 02:33 am (UTC)
I think you're already as smart as Obama. No amount of ambidexterity will change that.
Mar. 31st, 2011 05:27 am (UTC)
Thank you Dave for not hurting my feelings, but you and I both know that Obama is close to being a genius, and I'm close to being very stupid.
Mar. 31st, 2011 07:52 am (UTC)
Ambidextrous people are sexy
Apr. 6th, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
Sexier than ever! heh heh
Since I hurt my right hand in Costa Rica, I had no choice but to start using my left.

I'm becoming more and more ambidextrous, therefore, becoming sexier by the day! YAY!
Re: Sexier than ever! heh heh - fourcorners - Apr. 6th, 2011 10:34 pm (UTC) - Expand
Mar. 31st, 2011 07:58 am (UTC)
I'm right handed, and when I use my left, it feels like someone else. ;)

My belief is that anyone can become alternately handed, but it's not the same thing as being born that way. Wired for right brain/left hand coordination. You won't gain the benefits of a born lefty, but it can't hurt to be ambidexterous.
Apr. 6th, 2011 11:27 pm (UTC)
And I'm proof of it, because I've found that my left hand can do just about everything my right hand can accomplish. Writing is the only thing I can't do, but I'll keep trying.

What caused me to use my left hand? I sprang my right wrist and pinky finger in Costa Rica. I was trying to hang on to a tree just like the monkey I saw from afar!

It will get better eventually. I hope!!
(no subject) - photosexual - Apr. 7th, 2011 07:33 am (UTC) - Expand
Mar. 31st, 2011 11:05 am (UTC)
I think you're super smart already!

And I'm right handed :D
Apr. 6th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
I ain't!

Looks like right-handed and left-handed folks are super smart. Just look at you!
(no subject) - ayoub - Apr. 8th, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC) - Expand
Mar. 31st, 2011 12:03 pm (UTC)
I am right-handed.

My son is a natural lefty, but learned to be ambidextrous because it suited him.

I have a niece that is severely dyslexic. From watching her, I have learned that dyslexia is not a *mental challenge* so much as a different way of processing information. The challenge comes from a society that rewards conformity.

So, to that end, even if you become ambidextrous, as others have pointed out, you will have developed a skill but not changed the wiring of your brain. Also, your brain already has gifts with numbers ... and curiosity ... and compassion, amongst other things. That is plenty for one person to use for self-actualization and the betterment of humanity.

Apr. 6th, 2011 11:00 pm (UTC)
I know that intelligence runs in your family, especially in you. I've told you before that I seriously believe you should write a book (I sound like a broken record). You have the gift for writing. If I had your gift, oh God what I could accomplish in this life!

Thank you so much for thinking those things about me.
(no subject) - watch_and_see - Apr. 7th, 2011 02:01 am (UTC) - Expand
Mar. 31st, 2011 12:47 pm (UTC)
I agree with your friend that you probably already as smart as President Obama, where that man excels is charisma and self-discipline.
Apr. 6th, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
How I wish I could be as smart as he is. I'd conquer the world if I had his smarts.

Three things I do have to make up for my limited intelligence is, charisma, self-discipline, common sense, and I'm extremely stubborn! :o)
Mar. 31st, 2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
Iraq Obama is as stupid does!
"I have noticed the the most super intelligent and super talented people are, and have been left-handed. President Obama is left-handed..." Well that blows the hell out of your premise, for he is the dumbest son of a bitch on the face of the earth!

As one of the richest men in the country has said, for someone who kisses everyone else's ass, Obama has us in more wars than anyone else in history! Thats pure DUMB!
Apr. 2nd, 2011 06:31 am (UTC)
Re: Iraq Obama is as stupid does!
But, he did get the Nobel Peace Prize.

That has to account for something.

Re: Iraq Obama is as stupid does! - playgirl - Apr. 6th, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC) - Expand
Mar. 31st, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC)
I'll stay stupid and right handed. :)
Apr. 6th, 2011 10:11 pm (UTC)
Me, too!! YAY!
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Apr. 6th, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
To be honest with you, I had to start using my left hand, because I somehow sprang it from the pinky finger down to my wrist. For example, it still hurts when I type. I can't use it when I try to hit the enter button or anything other key that uses that pinky. I can't use it to pick up even my coffee cup. That's how bad it hurts.

I'm a little excited because now I have to use the left hand for just about everything, and I'm getting quite good at it. :o)

It's funny how we right-handed people never use our left hand, since we depend entirely on our right hand.

I have friends who are both right and left handed, and they are all pretty darn smart.

Apr. 2nd, 2011 06:35 am (UTC)
Talent will only get your foot in the door.

Apr. 6th, 2011 10:10 pm (UTC)
I learned that a long time ago. Why do you think I sometimes walk with a limp?! heee
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Apr. 6th, 2011 10:09 pm (UTC)
That is amazing and I believe you.

I failed to let people here know that the reason I had to start doing just about everything with my left hand was because I somehow sprang my right hand, starting from my pinky finger down to my wrist. It still hasn't healed.

I a little happy it happened, because I can do so many things with my left that I couldn't before. Let me see if I'll ever be able to write my name with my left like you can.
Apr. 18th, 2011 08:41 pm (UTC)
Nah. You'll just become a bit more frustrated plus researchers have discovered left-handed-ness contribute to an earlier death than if you were right-handed.

Right-handed, I am.
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