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Are you a Righty or a Lefty ... not in the standard way

Discussion in 'Personal' started by ResourceFinder, May 15, 2011.

  1. I was helping teen to revise Biology earlier and we started looking at genes

    So then we were looking at genetic ideas and myths online

    So .... arm crossing ... just do it ... which arm is "on top" does it feel natural ... what about the other way

    Then clasp your hands together ... which thumb is on top ... again how does it feel the other way

    I never realised that I always did this one way NOR that the other way would feel so odd

    I, btw, have Left on top of crossed arms and Left thumb on top
  2. learningyoghurt

    learningyoghurt New commenter

    I can't cross my arms the 'wrong' way! I hadn't realised either.
    Are you right or left-handed? Is it related to handedness? I'm a southpaw and the top thumb and arm are both right.
  3. I am right handed and right for both of the other actions.
    It feels odd the other way and i couldnt conciously do the arm crossing with the other arm I had to really 'unconcentrate'
  4. I am right handed

    both better half and teen were left in one and right in the other (but opposite to each other)

    It was the oddness of the other ways that surprised me the most

    And, as Rob says, the difficulty in actually crossing arms the wrong way
  5. I'm right handed.
    Put right hand on top when folding arms - had to really htink about doing it the other way!~
    LEft thumb on top. Feels really weird the other way.
  6. cariad2

    cariad2 New commenter

    That felt really odd when I tried doing the actions the "wrong" way, especially the arm folding.
    I'm right handed, fold my arms with the left arm on top, and clasp my hands with the right thumb on top.
  7. Milkandchalk

    Milkandchalk New commenter

    It took a lot of thought to cross my arms the other way.
    Right both times for me.
  8. guinnesspuss

    guinnesspuss Star commenter

    I'm right handed.
    I put the right arm on top with right hand tucked in. Difficult the other way.
    Left thumb on top
  9. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    Me too. I'm right handed.
  10. I'm right handed...
    Fold my arms with the right one on top... doing it the other way just feels plain weird.
    Clasp my hands with my left thumb on top... again going it the other way just feels odd.
    Is it genetic then?
  11. Apparently not, but they are myths that have at some time thought to be genetic
  12. Henriettawasp

    Henriettawasp New commenter

    Interesting, though. Any link to left/ right hemispheres of the brain?
    I'm right-handed. Left-thumbed. Left arm on top.
    Also - dominant eye is left (if that's of any interest). [​IMG]
  13. fantastischfish

    fantastischfish Established commenter

    I'm left-handed.

    I cross my arms with my right arm on top, but my left thumb goes on top when I clasp my hands together.
  14. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    I just ask my tailor to make the knees extra baggy

    or is that not what we are talking about?
  15. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    In surfing, they have 'natural' footers and 'goofy' footers.

    A natural footer (majority) places their right foot towards the back of the board, whereas a goofy footer (minority) has their left foot at the back of the board. Surfing instructors work out who is which by pushing each student from behind to see which foot they instinctively put forwards to steady themselves.

    With regard to the OP, I'm right-handed, but put left arm over right and left thumb over right in those two tests. I'm also a goofy footer.
  16. I'm right handed. My left thumb was on top, right arm on top. Had to really think about crossing my arms the other way!
    If i was to kick a ball I would kick with my right foot, but in my younger days as a dancer and gymnast, my balance was always better on my left leg (arabesque or other one legged position) and my lead leg for cartwheels and walk overs was always left.
    JSY x
  17. I'm right handed. I always go right arm over left, left thumb on top. Like Jo, my balance is better on my left leg.
    I also have an ambidextrous daughter (now at Uni) who randomly switches hands when doing a lot of drawing, writing or cutting. I'll ask her which arm/hand comes out on top tomorrow.

  18. Just asked Himself. Also left handed but he is left arm over right with right thumb on top. As he is a mathematician and I am an English specialist, I wonder if it is anything to do with left or right brain influence.

  19. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    Left for both for me and I'm right handed. I also put my left shoe on first!
  20. Bethannie

    Bethannie New commenter

    I do not have a 'dominant' hand.
    (I write right-handed....eat left-handed....sew /knit/crochet with either hand)
    I can fold my arms either way with no difficulty - my first 'instinct' was right on top; when I switched it felt 'diiferen't but not uncomfortable. Folding the hands, Left thumb was on top, switched with no problem, felt equally comfortable/natural.

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