I just discovered that 4 of the last 5 US presidents have been left-handed - including Obama. Which is interesting given that only 10% of the general population is.
Of the 10% of lefties, only 1% of those is female. I happen to be in that 1% of left-handed grrrrls. And let me tell you, we rock.
Alas, study after study comes along to advise about the statistical relatedness between left-handedness and premature death, accident, learning disabilities, migraines, mental disorders such as schizophrenia and now, autoimmune disease.
We are also more likely to be presidents (though not prime ministers), artists, athletes, high earners (if male) and synesthetes.
Apparently, lefties think broadly, using a method called synthesis. This tendency lends an ability to multitask. Given that I am also a woman - and you know how we get shit done - I like to think of myself as a frickin' machine. A yellow one. :-) By contrast, our right-handed sisters and brothers are more strictly analytical, performing one concrete mental task at a time. How old school :-)
I'm doing a little experiment - really, I'm just curious. Often when I meet someone, I can tell if he or she is left-handed just by talking - occasionally, just by looking. As you know, I read a lot of blogs. My mind sometimes wonders about the handedness of the authors. Is that outrageously strange?
So tell me, who out there is left-handed? I'm super curious. With both sides of my anomalously dominant brain. Please do tell.