ADD Forums - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support and Information Resources Community  

Go Back   ADD Forums - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support and Information Resources Community > ADULTS AND ADD/ADHD > Adults with ADD > General ADD Talk
Register Blogs FAQ Chat Members List Calendar Donate Gallery Arcade Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-12-12, 08:23 AM
ILoveChaos ILoveChaos is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Midwest
Posts: 82
Thanks: 15
Thanked 97 Times in 45 Posts
ILoveChaos is on a distinguished road
how many mixed-handed people do we have here?

I just thought this was really interesting. I always thought I was left-handed because I write with my left. I throw and do forceful things with my right hand. Apparently that means I'm not right or left handed but mixed-handed. As a result I'm at risk for lots of mental disorders, haha.

http://danapress.typepad.com/weblog/...ndedness-.html
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ILoveChaos For This Useful Post:
homestead4u (04-12-12)
  #2  
Old 04-12-12, 08:31 AM
Flory's Avatar
Flory Flory is offline
ADDvanced Forum ADDvocate
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kent, UK
Posts: 3,289
Thanks: 4,144
Thanked 3,405 Times in 1,821 Posts
Flory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond repute
Re: how many mixed-handed people do we have here?

lol...im just getting to grips with using my right hand ...but on a more serious note when im fighting at taekwondo (not just random street brawls lol) i have a good/strong left...and tend to lead with my left hand
__________________
(IR Dexedrine 40 mg)
1)20mg 2)15mg 3)5mg 4)5mg
"i'm as free as a bird, and this bird you cannot change''

TL;DR .....cliffs please :|
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-12-12, 08:35 AM
tudorose tudorose is offline
User Awaiting Email Confirmation
 

Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Offline
Posts: 3,745
Thanks: 4,326
Thanked 4,517 Times in 1,942 Posts
tudorose has a reputation beyond reputetudorose has a reputation beyond reputetudorose has a reputation beyond reputetudorose has a reputation beyond reputetudorose has a reputation beyond reputetudorose has a reputation beyond reputetudorose has a reputation beyond reputetudorose has a reputation beyond reputetudorose has a reputation beyond reputetudorose has a reputation beyond reputetudorose has a reputation beyond repute
Re: how many mixed-handed people do we have here?

I use my mouse with my left hand but I'm dominant right hand. DH is left handed but plays golf right handed. He is NT.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to tudorose For This Useful Post:
homestead4u (04-12-12)
Sponsored Links
  #4  
Old 04-12-12, 08:36 AM
PookDo PookDo is offline
ADDvanced Forum Guru
 

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: St Paul
Posts: 1,230
Thanks: 400
Thanked 819 Times in 486 Posts
PookDo is a name known to allPookDo is a name known to allPookDo is a name known to allPookDo is a name known to allPookDo is a name known to allPookDo is a name known to all
Re: how many mixed-handed people do we have here?

Does writing with my right hand and masturbating with my left count ?
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to PookDo For This Useful Post:
AiméeC (04-12-12), Flory (04-12-12), gracious_mama (04-13-12), homestead4u (04-12-12)
  #5  
Old 04-12-12, 08:43 AM
Flory's Avatar
Flory Flory is offline
ADDvanced Forum ADDvocate
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kent, UK
Posts: 3,289
Thanks: 4,144
Thanked 3,405 Times in 1,821 Posts
Flory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond repute
Re: how many mixed-handed people do we have here?

yes...yes it does ...lol
__________________
(IR Dexedrine 40 mg)
1)20mg 2)15mg 3)5mg 4)5mg
"i'm as free as a bird, and this bird you cannot change''

TL;DR .....cliffs please :|
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Flory For This Useful Post:
homestead4u (04-12-12), PookDo (04-12-12)
  #6  
Old 04-12-12, 08:43 AM
sarahsweets's Avatar
sarahsweets sarahsweets is offline
ADDvanced Forum ADDvocate
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: nj, usa
Posts: 13,953
Thanks: 3,834
Thanked 14,949 Times in 6,757 Posts
sarahsweets has a reputation beyond reputesarahsweets has a reputation beyond reputesarahsweets has a reputation beyond reputesarahsweets has a reputation beyond reputesarahsweets has a reputation beyond reputesarahsweets has a reputation beyond reputesarahsweets has a reputation beyond reputesarahsweets has a reputation beyond reputesarahsweets has a reputation beyond reputesarahsweets has a reputation beyond reputesarahsweets has a reputation beyond repute
Re: how many mixed-handed people do we have here?

Quote:
Originally Posted by PookDo View Post
Does writing with my right hand and masturbating with my left count ?
possibly...
__________________
Go **bleep** yourself**

AND **bleep off**

I carried a watermelon?
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to sarahsweets For This Useful Post:
Flory (04-12-12)
  #7  
Old 04-12-12, 08:54 AM
AiméeC's Avatar
AiméeC AiméeC is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Greater London
Posts: 63
Thanks: 64
Thanked 41 Times in 32 Posts
AiméeC will become famous soon enough
Re: how many mixed-handed people do we have here?

Interesting post! I'm predominantly right handed but there are some things that feel so much more natural in my left hands, like a guitar (not that I can play, I just wanted to play and failed to have the concentration to actually learn...) ha. For years I found it very hard to use a knife and fork because I constantly switch in the middle of eating! I still find that kinda hard to be honest.
__________________
.GaspundKiss.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-12-12, 06:54 PM
MissesS MissesS is offline
ADDvanced Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 199
Thanks: 145
Thanked 82 Times in 55 Posts
MissesS is on a distinguished road
Re: how many mixed-handed people do we have here?

I first learnt about mixed handedness during my son's OT assessment as he was showing signs of having it...When it was being described to me I realized that I had it too.

I am predominately right handed but eat with my left. I tend to hold objects with my right hand and use my left hand to manipulate them. I have a pretty good throw from my left hand. From what I can tell, I don't swap hands much and will use my left hand to do things that are close to the left side of my body. This means I'm not crossing my midline. This is why mixed handedness can cause learning difficulties.

What is bizzare is that I'm sure I operate this way because I think it's more efficient. Though from what is said about, its not a good thing to have it!
I don't see the point of having to swap hands each time I want to do something so I just use whatever hand is free.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-12-12, 07:03 PM
Fuzzy12's Avatar
Fuzzy12 Fuzzy12 is offline
ADDvanced Forum ADDvocate
 

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 8,731
Blog Entries: 1
Thanks: 13,833
Thanked 10,983 Times in 5,247 Posts
Fuzzy12 has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzy12 has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzy12 has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzy12 has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzy12 has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzy12 has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzy12 has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzy12 has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzy12 has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzy12 has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzy12 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: how many mixed-handed people do we have here?

I'm extremely single handed. My left hand is pretty much useless. I always get told off because I hold my fork with the right hand (and knife in the left) but my left hand isn't capable of finding my mouth with the fork.

Can I please have my sanity back now??
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-12-12, 07:13 PM
buddy's Avatar
buddy buddy is offline
ADDvanced Forum ADDvocate
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 2,238
Thanks: 6,036
Thanked 2,289 Times in 1,190 Posts
buddy has a brilliant futurebuddy has a brilliant futurebuddy has a brilliant futurebuddy has a brilliant futurebuddy has a brilliant futurebuddy has a brilliant futurebuddy has a brilliant futurebuddy has a brilliant futurebuddy has a brilliant futurebuddy has a brilliant futurebuddy has a brilliant future
Re: how many mixed-handed people do we have here?

I write with my left hand but do everything else with my right hand.It's funny I didn't know so many people have this too!
'
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-12-12, 07:22 PM
plank80 plank80 is offline
ADDvanced Contributor
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 580
Thanks: 1,210
Thanked 576 Times in 320 Posts
plank80 is a glorious beacon of lightplank80 is a glorious beacon of lightplank80 is a glorious beacon of lightplank80 is a glorious beacon of lightplank80 is a glorious beacon of light
Re: how many mixed-handed people do we have here?

I always kicked with both feet playing football not sure which is strongest. Does that count?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-12-12, 07:36 PM
ILoveChaos ILoveChaos is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Midwest
Posts: 82
Thanks: 15
Thanked 97 Times in 45 Posts
ILoveChaos is on a distinguished road
Re: how many mixed-handed people do we have here?

No idea if that counts or not. I would say no to mixed-handedness but yes to mixed-footedness if there is such a thing (probably not).

Apparently 10% of people are left-handed while 1% are mixed-handed. It's not all disadvantages either. They think because of the different way information is processed in non right-handers might explain why it's easier to approach problems in a non-traditional manner. Cool I guess.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-12-12, 08:45 PM
Drewbacca's Avatar
Drewbacca Drewbacca is offline
ADDvanced Wookiee ADDvocate
 

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: États-Unis
Posts: 4,134
Blog Entries: 5
Thanks: 6,625
Thanked 6,084 Times in 2,861 Posts
Drewbacca has a reputation beyond reputeDrewbacca has a reputation beyond reputeDrewbacca has a reputation beyond reputeDrewbacca has a reputation beyond reputeDrewbacca has a reputation beyond reputeDrewbacca has a reputation beyond reputeDrewbacca has a reputation beyond reputeDrewbacca has a reputation beyond reputeDrewbacca has a reputation beyond reputeDrewbacca has a reputation beyond reputeDrewbacca has a reputation beyond repute
Re: how many mixed-handed people do we have here?

I'm ambidextrous. I primarily use my right hand but I shoot billiards, bow&arrow and guns as a left handed person... I'm sure there are a few other examples if I really thought about it. I would have been a left handed writer, but my grandma curved that when I was young. I haven't met many people that switch between hands as much as I do, so there might be some sort of connection. Although unrelated, I should mention that I have really bad balance as this is something else that comes up a lot in my ADD reading.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-12-12, 09:19 PM
TheChemicals's Avatar
TheChemicals TheChemicals is offline
ADDvanced Forum ADDvocate
 

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: abc
Posts: 2,322
Thanks: 500
Thanked 1,798 Times in 1,039 Posts
TheChemicals has disabled reputation
Re: how many mixed-handed people do we have here?

Im left handed, but when i box i naturally switch to right handed side- orthodox. I cant stay southpaw.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-12-12, 09:23 PM
Sandy4957's Avatar
Sandy4957 Sandy4957 is offline
ADDvanced Forum ADDvocate
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Posts: 2,671
Thanks: 1,911
Thanked 4,517 Times in 1,784 Posts
Sandy4957 has a reputation beyond reputeSandy4957 has a reputation beyond reputeSandy4957 has a reputation beyond reputeSandy4957 has a reputation beyond reputeSandy4957 has a reputation beyond reputeSandy4957 has a reputation beyond reputeSandy4957 has a reputation beyond reputeSandy4957 has a reputation beyond reputeSandy4957 has a reputation beyond reputeSandy4957 has a reputation beyond reputeSandy4957 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: how many mixed-handed people do we have here?

I am right handed but I bat and golf left.

You oughtta see some of the stuff that SuzzanneX can do.... She can write her name forwards with one hand and mirror-image with the other and meet in the middle.
__________________
I was dreamin' when I wrote this. Forgive me if it goes astray. ~ 1999, Prince, 1982.

I was dreamin' when I wrote this. So sue me if I go too fast. ~ 1999, Prince, 1982.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Positive qualities in ADD people Duckie General ADD Talk 47 11-19-12 07:06 PM
Positive or work enviornments with emotionally stable people? lychweake Careers/Job Impact 9 11-30-08 12:53 AM
ADHD in people around you. whiteraven General ADD Talk 15 12-18-06 07:58 AM
What Maslow Overlooked: The Need To Feel Alive Nova General ADD Talk 3 10-14-05 10:41 PM
Virginia Mental Health Services Draga Virginia 1 08-17-04 10:47 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
(c) 2003 - 2014 ADD Forums