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It's interesting how the percentage of right-handed people is dropping as the post is reaching a wider audience. Does my account exist in a right-handed bubble? 😄

@samgai That's annoying. I'm ambidextrous, but my traitorous right hand's finger voted right-handed ):*

@samgai people who say you’re truly ambidextrous I’m gonna need to see some (handwritten) receipts

@alex @samgai funny, but handwriting is a poor measure of what nondominant hand means.

I eat with both hands. I forge metal with both. I use chopsticks with both. Untangling knots, and woodcarving, and precision machining. All swap with little effort.

My handwriting has never been good, and rsi makes it worse...you cannot read my scrawl from either hand, and they are nowhere near identical.

Ambidextrous and symetrical capabilities on a specific task are two very different, though related, things.

I'll happily do whatever I am faced with completely decoupled from societal expectations about handedness.

Arbitrary text on paper? Nah, that's a bs measure. Do better, thanks.

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@Stoori Most of the Fediverse seems to be right-handed. Lefty Lucy, who solves 90% of the entire Fediverse's tasks using only her left hand, is an outlier and should not be counted.

@samgai Theory: First wave of voters voted because they follow you, second wave was more biased and voted because they want the world to know they are not right handed
there is a lot that my fluffy tail can do, it is VERY dextrous :eyebrows:

@samgai "I'd give my right hand to be ambidextrous."

@samgai I put other because it depends on what I’m doing, some things I’m left handed for, some I’m right handed for weirdly

I can’t write by hand with either hand

@Arcana
Me too: kicking balls with left foot, writing with right hand (actually both hands, with the keyboard, recently 😉), catching balls with left...
Idea is that I probably was left-handed when baby, cut them mum forced me to write with right hand...
Proud father of a naturally left-handed kid!
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@samgai will vote other bc for things that i have not learned i do with my left handm and some other stuff too, but for writing ,phone and mouse i use right
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I guess I'm other? I'm right handed, but sometimes I forget and I start doing things with the left hand, which brings confusion and creative chaos around, until I realise.

@samgai I voted right handed, because well, I am, BUT, I use my mouse left handed.

@dadegroot @samgai Same, or at least thats how I learned to use a mouse, but I switched long ago becouse Gaming setups are the other way around and it would be a hassle to continue using the left hand as mouse hand.

@ClipHead @joschu @samgai I also use my cutlery the logical way for a right-hander. Fork in right hand, knife in left; unless I'm just using a knife alone, then that's in the right hand. (as opposed to the "correct" way according to etiquette, which is fork in left, knife in right).

@dadegroot @joschu @samgai Are you sure, that you are right-handed? 😅

I always thought that right handed persons should learn on a left handed guitar (and the other way around).

@ClipHead @joschu @samgai oooh definitely, i can’t write with my left hand to save myself.

@dadegroot @samgai @joschu @ClipHead when I was young I always had a hard time remembering which hand the knife was supposed to be used with (and I don't think there is a way that is really better than the other, it depends on the task!)

@valhalla @dadegroot @samgai @joschu @ClipHead

If I have to write on a vertical surface (chalk on blackboard at school) I can write LH, but on horizontal surfaces I'm RH.

And I have no problems using two "mouses" at the same time, without to modify the button position.

@GustavinoBevilacqua @valhalla @samgai @joschu @ClipHead I do change the button position on my left hand side mice (at work I use a right hand side mouse), but I have a trackpad on the right at home too. I just wish I could have multiple mouse cursors and assign each pointing device to a separate screen.

@samgai I do many more things with my right hand than even a typical right handed person. It goes so far that I cross my arms to fill a glass of water at a sink with the tap on the right so I can hold the glass in the right hand. I unload the dish washer mainly only with the right hand while the left hand stays idle. The rare thing I do with my left hand is use my phone or typing (I type quite fast with 4-5 fingers in total but the right hand pecks at individual letters with only one finger)

@alinanorakari Oh, I also cross my arms when filling a glass of water! 😅 But I guess it depends on what hand happens to be holding the glass at the moment. Not sure if I have a preference.

@samgai when I noticed I started paying close attention and even tried holding it in my left and it feels so wrong aaah

@samgai Mixed-handedness is about as common as ambidexterity.

@samgai ambidextrish?

I was encouraged to write and play guitar right- handed, and mostly do (but can write almost as illegibly with my left).

I use most tools with whichever hand's nearest/best able to reach.

No idea if it signifies anythng, but I was a left-handed mouse user until the WASD era. And everyone was wrong to abandon the arrow keys, incidentally.

@samgai
Playing string instruments for years, I got pretty good using my weaker hand, so that I can eat with chopsticks with either hand…

@samgai
Technically right-handed when writing, using cutlery, and some precise/fast things like brushing teeth, stirring tea etc. Use left for phone talks to have right hand to note something if needed. For picking things I randomly use both hands. After shopping I often hold bags in left to have right hand to open the door. Because of this my left hand is physically stronger :)

@madargon @samgai I always wonder, is my left hand physically stronger or does it only look that way because I can better control my right hand?🤔

@samgai@vocalounge.cafe i voted other - i am "right handed" in that i default to it, but i am otherwise ambidextrous and for certain tasks (including ones i default to my right hand with) i'm actually better with my left hand

only exception is guitar playing i think. i haven't tried to learn to play lefty (though maybe i should so that my left-handed dad has someone to inherit his guitar collection)

@samgai@vocalounge.cafe i dont really consider myself ambidextrous for the purposes of a poll like this, because

- if you live with me, you would never know i am anything other than right handed
- if you were to test me while not knowing which i am, you would probably conclude i am left handed

@samgai “Mixed dominant.” Left handed for some things, right handed for others. For example, I write left handed, but throw a ball right handed.

I’m mostly: left handed, but right armed.

Not ambidextrous, because I can’t use either hand for any given thing. I am either left or right, not both. But it varies from thing to thing.

@samgai Left-handed, except when no one asked me, like my first guitar lesson, and my first computer with a mouse. I’m glad about the guitar thing because left-handed instruments are hard to come by.

@samgai @Oscii I’m right handed but my brother has condition (I forget the name) which means he is neither handed. Sort of opposite of ambidextrous; he has no dominant hand and instead has 2 bad/weak hands.

@Luke @samgai Oh, that sounds annoying! I can't imagine having, effectively, two left hands.

@samgai Right-pawed here. It doesn't seem to vary with who's fronting, at least yet, in case you're curious about that.

@nicod Some people in this thread have provided nice insights into that!

@samgai I selected right, because I'm not 100% ambidextrous, but there are some tasks I can do with both equally.

@samgai Please specify the activity. I write with my left hand but I scratch my nose with the right one

@gllmhyt I'd rather not specify. Go with whichever label seems the most fitting for you!

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