4 Facts About Left-Handed People

According to recent studies: Left-handed people make up about 10 percent of the population. It seems the world never give them enough attention. Because, we fail to believe they also have same share of interesting traits and potentials.

Unfortunately, the lefties often find it uncomfortable, the usage of some consumer products that are specifically designed for the right-handed.  Nevertheless, they still excel in some areas of life despite the stress these products pose.

Certain personality traits and facts about left-handed people abound and more exist that are yet to be uncovered.

Below are some interesting observations, and if you happen to be one of the lefties, brush up on your left-handed knowledge and help put an end to leftie discrimination once and for all.


The Left-handed people flourish in careers like sports(tennis and boxing).

They have advantage especially in one-one-one sports where opponents have to face each other, since being left-handed tends to put their opponents at a disadvantage.

In the case of right-handed athletes, they often face difficulties in adjusting to opponent (also of right-handed) coming at them.


According to a study from Georgetown University Medical Center; Lefties tend to easily hear rapidly changing sounds than those on right hands.

We were made to know that the left and right hemispheres of the brain specialize in different kinds of sounds — the left hemisphere, which controls the right hand, likes rapidly changing sounds like consonants, while the right hemisphere, which controls the left hand, likes slowly changing sounds, like syllables or intonation.

The researchers say:

If you’re waving an American flag while listening to a presidential candidate, the speech will sound slightly different to you depending on whether you’re holding the flag in your left or right hand. The research could ultimately result in better treatment for stroke and language disorders.


A study reveals left-handed people face an increase risk for ADHD, dyslexia and some mood disorders. The news is not all bad on the health front for lefties, however. Another study suggests that they are less likely to suffer from both ulcers and arthritis.

Left-Handers Get Angrier

A study published in The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease confirms left-handed people are more prone to having negative emotions which seems to be related to the brain-hand connection and as a result of the difficult time they have in processing their feelings.

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