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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623 comments on “Left-handedness test
  1. Jo says:

    This quiz had a couple of questions that didn’t make sense. I’m left-handed and do most things with my left hand (according to the quiz, 86%, yet I used to put my contacts in my eyes with my right hand, and I pull a shopping cart with my right, things they didn’t ask. Still, at least 80% lh, and I think it’s odd that anyone could exclusively use one hand for everything unless they’re disabled). But there’s the fact that we live in a world that caters to right-handers, and so have had to adapt. I turn pages with my right hand, for example. Why would I pull my arm across my torso when it’s more convenient to use the hand nearest the page to turn? I also favor my right eye when looking through a telescope, but then my left eye is weaker, so it makes more sense. I think these things should be taken into consideration.

  2. Xavier M Logan says:

    I was only somewhat the differences in persons that are associated with handedness. It’s quite interesting.

  3. Hans says:

    As a lefty I always want to write with my left hand.
    To be able to do that while using a computer mouse or making a phone call and take notes
    I had to learn to hold the phone in my right hand and also work the mouse with my right hand.
    It is not a natural skill, but this way I can keep my pen in my left hand. Knife and fork. You are told to have the knife in your right hand and the fork in your left. When you only use a fork you naturslly keep it in your left.
    If I only use a knife for carving or cutting something else than food on the plate I naturally have the knife in my left hand.
    We have to keep natural and acquired skills separate, right?

  4. Ann says:

    Here’s a question I’d like to know. How do most left handed people write.

    I for instance turn a ruled paper so the the lines are going straight up and I wrote upwards as opposed to across.

  5. Bruce K Haddon says:

    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?”.

  6. Susan H says:

    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!

    • Ann says:

      I agree… although I write with my left and use the mouse with my right. Same with eating, I cut with my right and use a fork with my left. I never have to switch hands!

      I mixed-handed so I’m actually all
      Over the map.

  7. Mike Gomersall says:

    Being Left handed is great.
    But can be a pain in a right handed world…

  8. Gregory Cooper says:

    Should of done this years ago.

  9. Magnolia Mejia says:

    Thank you for this survey.

  10. Tahin meheraj says:

    Great survey

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