Left-handed test weightings

Our left-handed test gives you an indication of your overall degree of left-handedness and how you relate to other left-handers.  It is rare for people to be 100% left-handed at everything and we wanted to find out how “mixed-handed” lefthanders are.

If you haven’t completed the test yourself yet you can use this link to go to the test form and you can see a summary of the results so far here.

To get the overall score, we have weighted the various factors so, for example, writing left-handed gets a far higher weighting in the overall score than which way you hold a bat two-handed.  The table below shows how we weighted the different questions:

 

Question Answer Value
Writing hand 18
Cutting with scissors (we lowered the weighting for this as a lot of left-handed people have never been given the opportunity to use left-handed scissors so have continued cutting right-handed) 6
Holding a bat (one handed) 10
Eating with a spoon 9
Holding a toothbrush  9
Brushing hair  9
Eye (using a telescope) 5
Ear (using a telephone) 5
Foot (kicking a ball) 5
Folding arms, which is on top 4
Clapping, which hand is on top 4
Clasping hands behind back, which hand is holding 4
Throwing a ball 4
Turning the pages of a book 4
Using a bat or club two-handed (hand on bottom) 4
Total score for all answers 100

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