Left-handedness test

How left-handed are you?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).

  • Use of left hand

  • Other body parts

  • Left and right arm positions

  • Actions

  • After you click the Submit button, you will see your level of left-handedness rating and your overall score. Click the link that is displayed to see the overall results from the survey so far.



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644 comments on “Left-handedness test
  1. Gayle Smith says:

    I scored 90% Had the most difficulty with writing as a child. Though I write with my left hand, it has never been neat or particularly uniformed. Everything else I adapted ways to use things. Always had issues with cutting out alcove shapes correct too. Example: if I was to cut an alcove shape out. I’m likely to cut it back to front, if that makes sense(inverted). However. I can read people plain as day, and can spot who’s honest and who’s not very easily. They say left people are artistic. I’m absolutely not. But i’ve always had a flair for writing and performing. Though never chose it as a living.

  2. Walter says:

    I scored 60 – 90 on the test. I am a proud lefty. When I was young and my parents and teachers were trying to teach me how to do things, it was difficult for them to show me any other way than as a right handed person does things. To them, this was the correct way no matter what hand is dominate. I learned to do a lot of things badly as a result. Throwing a ball, playing tennis among other things. I think that led to me being a bit ambidextrous as a result. I am still trying to fix what others have broken. LOL. It’s a left handed life after all. Righties wouldn’t understand.

  3. Dale Cullen says:

    We should receive reparations from the federal government.

  4. fraser says:

    This is funny. I have done other tests and it says I am right handed. This test says I am left handed and I did another test that said I was mix handed. I would think I fall under mixed handed. It all depends on the quetions asked…interesting

  5. Gem says:

    I do most things left handed, but the questions on crossing arms, clapping and gripping hands behind my back quite surprised me, as I proved to do all three right handed. As someone else mentioned, turning pages of a book is an unfair question, because of how books are constructed (and also e-readers). On the rare occasion that I iron anything (I haven’t for years), I switch from hand to hand. I only use a mouse with my right hand, which surprised me when I first used one some 40 years ago. I am probably less left handed now than I was as a young adult (I celebrated my 75th birthday a couple of days ago).

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