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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642 comments on “Left-handedness test
  1. sophia says:

    good test

  2. Scott Alle says:

    I only scored 95% on the survey because I’m hard of hearing in my left ear so I hold the phone in my right hand. Besides, if you hold the phone in your right hand you can enter the phone number with your left.

    Don’t ask my why, but for some reason I played baseball right handed when I was a child. Any other sport I would use my left hand or foot. One spring day in college my room mate and I were play catch with a baseball and he was surprised to see me use my right hand. He asked me if I could throw a baseball with my right hand and I replied that I had never tried. I threw the ball to him left handed just as well as right handed. We had an intramural softball team and someone found a cheap left handed glove that had been left behind and gave it to me. Every time we had a game we would sometimes need a glove for someone. As most of the team was right handed I had to use the left hand glove. After a few games I bought myself a decent left handed glove and have been 100% left handed ever since.

  3. Mike Osborne says:

    When I bat with 2 hands my dominant side always faces forward,
    And when using a phone I need my left hand to manipulate the screen and to take notes, But I like the test, Cheers.

  4. James says:

    Cricket 🏏 I’m a bit like Derek Underwood former Kent and England player; bat right but bowl catch & throw left.

    Knife & fork right but spoon left
    Pen left
    I consider myself to be mainly left

  5. Nichole says:

    Neat test

  6. Jeremy Arnold says:

    How much different are we for being left handed.

  7. ANN SAMARIA says:

    this was fun

  8. James Haywood says:

    These questions do not let you give a true answer, as you can only answer left or right.
    Some people may be able to use both hands, even though they may have a preference.

  9. Lynn R says:

    I cannot use left handed scissors (except for manicure scissors – very handy when you need to work on your right hand!), as I have used right handed ones for 68 years! Too ingrained muscle memory by now. Same thing for playing tennis – learned it right handed as a kid and cannot switch now – feels awkward after so many years of muscle training! I am VERY lefthanded, but years of using the right hand because of no alternative can override your natural inclinations.

    By the way, left or right is NOT a whole body thing. Most people are mixed. I am left handed, but right footed and right eyed. Brain is apparently kinda mixed for me, as I use both sides well (my major in college was a “combined” major of fine art and mathemeatics. My senior thesis was an art show using math theory. This was all before desktop computers, so I was viewed as being rather weird. Now, it works to my advantage!)

    Also, whether or not you write with a “crooked” wrist is totally genetic – there ARE right handers who write with a crooked wrist. Very weird to see! Nuns used to turn my paper so left top corner was higher, but, as soon as they left my desk, I turned it back to right top higher. As a result, I have a very nice forward slant to my cursive writing (though I rarely “write” – printing is so much less wearing!).

  10. Julie says:

    I have always been lefthanded, my Mother had told me that my dad tried to make me a right hand, but my mom told him to let me do what I needed to do, always a lefthanded lady.

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