Are left-handed people prone to being more creative, gifted or clumsy than right-handers? (From News Shopper)
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Burning Questions: Are left-handed people prone to being more creative, gifted or clumsy than right-handers?
DO YOU think left-handed people are more likely to be clever or creative than those who are right-handed? Do you also think the stereotype of southpaws being clumsier is true?
Only around 10 per cent of the population are lefties, but there have been some very notable figures among then through history including Leonardo Da Vinci, Albert Einstein and Julius Caesar. Barack Obama and David Bowie are among the most famous modern people to be left-handed.
Chris McManus, a professor of psychology and medical education at University College London, told Scientific American there is very little difference between left and right-handed people in IQ tests.
He did say lefties may have an advantage in other areas, such as music and maths.
It’s also said, usually by right-handed people, that lefties are awkward and clumsy with their hands.
Do you think either the creative and gifted or cack-handed labels really apply to left-handed people? Do you think southpaws suffer in a world dominated by right-handers?
Add your comments below.
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