It is estimated that around 10% of the world is left handed. While it is true that left handers process language, spatial relations and emotions in more diverse and potentially creative ways, the world is made for right handers. What makes left handers special is that they are generally more adept at using the weaker hand than a right hander.
Some of the biggest geniuses were left handed. Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Beethoven, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte, Henry Ford, Ayrton Senna, etc.
Below are a list of 11 solutions to the many challenges of being a dominant left hander.
- How Left Handed Handwriting Should Be
- Writing On Notebook Binders
- Using The Scissors
It’s all about the paper. Grip the pen/pencil 1 inch from the tip and slant the paper until your hand is constantly below your writing. Or, tilt the paper the other way. This way, you prevent smudging the ink all over and your wrist is at a neutral position.
Write from the back of the notebook forward or write only on the left side of the page (binders on right). Do know that if you intend to write on both pages, you face exactly the same problem as a right hander. Or, you can totally avoid the inconvenience by getting notebooks where the spiral is at the top.
A right handed scissors will never feel comfortable for a leftie. Either handed scissors are made asymmetrical to fit our hands. It is natural for the thumb to push out while the other 4 fingers pull in. That is why as a leftie, you tend to force the cutting blades laterally apart. Moreover, when using a right handed scissors, a leftie will have trouble seeing what is being cut. A temporary solution would be to twist your hand all the way around to cut. Otherwise, solve the issue by having with you either an ambidextrous or left handed scissors. A thing to note is that a left handed scissors is most comfortable as it is more ergonomic than the ambidextrous scissors.