Left Handed People vs Right Handed People
Between being left handed or right handed caters to certain differences especially in the usage of the brain. Being Left Handed is using the left for various purposes such as writing. On the other hand, being Right-handed is when you are comfortable in using the right hand for writing and other activities. When paying attention to the world statistics, the number of left handed people is much lesser in comparison to right handed people. Through this article let us explore the differences between left handed and right handed people.
Who are Left Handed People?
It is quite interesting to note that unlike what people think left-handedness does not mean only writing with the left hand. Left-handedness means that the left hand is faster and more precise than right hand for manual tasks. Some define it as the most preferred hand. According to researchers, the left-handedness is 1.5 times more in males than in females. Studies have revealed the fact that left-handed people constitute 15% of the population, whereas right handed people constitute 85% of the total population. It is also interesting to note that left handed people normally use their right side to perform all other important actions, including kicking a football and sighting through the lens of a camera. In the actions mentioned above they use their right foot and right eye respectively. The causes of left-handedness may depend upon genetic factors, and sometimes, on environmental factors too. Physicians have attributed left-handedness to high levels of testosterone in the womb. It is believed that left-handers fall short of advantage when it comes to handling a few things in their daily life. It is not true. As a matter of fact, they are at ease while handling objects such as an opener and scissors though these objects made keeping in mind the right-handed people. Some of the famous lefthanders are; U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and the current President Barack Obama and Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Fidel Castro, Helen Keller, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe.
Who are Right Handed People?
Most people are right handed, and studies reveal that the majority of the people in the world are right handed. It is also believed that right handed people are more skilled than left handed people. This, however, may not be accurate all the time. The reality is that most products have been created for right handed people, making the lives of right handed people so much easier. Also, unlike left handed people, right handed people normally do not face the social stigma. This is because being right handed is considered as the common and normal thing. This conception is now changing. Even though, many claims that there are differences between Left handed people and right handed people, in terms of intelligence, life expectancy, skills and brain functioning most of these claims remain vague and difficult to generalize. Now let us summarize the difference in the following manner.
What is the Difference Between Left Handed and Right Handed People?
- Studies have revealed the fact that left-handed people constitute 15% of the population, whereas right handed people constitute 85% of the total population.
- Another difference between the two is that the right-handed people normally do not face the social stigma, whereas the left-handed people have to deal with social stigma of being left-handed in nature.
- The advantage of being left-handed is that, according to research the left-handed tend to think more quickly than the right-handed people. They are equipped with higher aptitude and higher I.Q. than the right-handed people. However, it is often difficult to generalize these findings.
1. Left handed female learns calligraphy by Peter van der Sluijs (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
2. Lance Berkman right-handed batter by Bryce Edwards on Flickr [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons