This simple survey will tell you how left-handed you are and give you an overall score you can compare to the thousands of others who have taken the test.
You can see our analysis of the test results so far here.
So go ahead and tick the options for which hand you use for various things and see how you rate overall…
How left handed are you?
We all have our own view of whether we are left-handed or not and, ultimately, that is the the test - if you consider yourself to be left-handed then you are! That said, most people are mixed in their handedness and it is rare for people to do everything with just one hand or side of their body. Our test below will show which side you use for various tasks and how consistent you are in the use of your hands. It will also give you give you an overall score out of 100 for your level of left-handedness and you can see how you compare to other people. 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 (see this page for more information on how we did this).
Your survey leaves out the effects of a right-handed world. For years I used a left-handed mouse but working as a consultant, I had to adapt to using other people’s computers, so had to change to the right hand. Similarly, I use right-handed scissors, as the majority of scissors in the house are that for everybody else. Bats go both ways: left-handed when nobody cares, but my teachers at school insisted on a right-handed swing. Here in the U.S., cold-water taps are always on the right, forcing more use of the right hand than is natural for left-handers. And so on. So the survey should probably ask “which hand would you prefer to use?” rather than “which hand do you use?”.
One question I was expecting: Which hand do you use a mouse with? I use my left, but I write with my right. Very convenient when working!
Being Left handed is great.
But can be a pain in a right handed world…
Should of done this years ago.
Thank you for this survey.