Fedi-wide survey, boosts appreciated!
@samgai That's annoying. I'm ambidextrous, but my traitorous right hand's finger voted right-handed ):*
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.
@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.
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!
@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
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.
Playing string instruments for years, I got pretty good using my weaker hand, so that I can eat with chopsticks with either hand…
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 :)
@firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
@email@example.com 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 Right-pawed here. It doesn't seem to vary with who's fronting, at least yet, in case you're curious about that.
@nicod Did you try looking at the original instance? https://vocalounge.cafe/@samgai/108438441690535536
@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
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