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Question by chase ''the big boo''
Submitted on 4/24/2004
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I am a 14 year old boy who is ambidextrous.
My dad and his dad are ambidextrous so i think i may have inherited it.I can write with either hand, shoot and dribble a basketball equally and eat left handed.
I was just curious if this is natural and safe i have heard heard being leftie or ambidextrous can be bad, is this true? Are ambidextrous people really smarter than regular righties?

Answer by Huh?
Submitted on 4/29/2004
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Why would being ambidextrous a bad thing? If anything, you have all the advantage of one handed people. Be proud of your skills! I'm practicing to be ambidextrous. Almost there!


Answer by carmen3786
Submitted on 5/9/2004
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Ambidextrous people are typically more creative and more prone to genius than others. Einstein was ambidextrous and so was Michaelangelo. Its pretty cool, in my opinion. A lot of people want to be ambidextrous and practice at it because it benefits the efficiency of your brain and the thinking/ problem solving process. You should consider yourself fortunate to have been born a naturally ambidextrous person.


Answer by Yosouf
Submitted on 6/5/2004
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Being left-handed or ambidextrous isn't bad at all.  Left-handed people and right-handed people are just different really.  Lefties usually use their right side of the brain more.  l.Righties use their leftside.  Each side of the brain has almost complete opposite traits then the other.   People who use their left-side of their brains more are, "Analytical."  People who use their right brains more are global/Left side of the brain deals with math/Logic, language,  auditory skills.  Right brainers are better visually, visual abstractness/art and creative things.  There's much more information I can give you, but there's too much, go to google.com and go type : learning styles, Analytical and Global.    email me if you want more information at yosouf13@lycos.com
Being ambidextrous is a good thing really, although your brain may become confused at first, it even'sthe brains hemphispheres out.  So you are all-around really.  Oh and just cause someone is analytical doesn't mean they are necessairly all right-handed people, and samething with Global lefthanders, etc.  I was born left-handed but now I tend to use my right hand more for things, and I am Analytical now.  Beng left handed or right, can drastically change the way you think obviously.


Answer by jess
Submitted on 8/13/2004
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im left handed, and theres absolutely nothing wrong with it!! the only reason its 'bad' is because we're likely to die slightly earlier on average, simply because everything is made for right handed people (strange, but true)


Answer by Cheeky Chick
Submitted on 9/24/2004
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I must say that being ambidextrous is probabaly the most interesting topic I've ever come across. My younger brother is also ambidextrous but is shy on the subject. He doesn't have any problems with anything, he is a little brainier than the average kid but that's okay. I hope that my answer has helped you in some way.


Answer by Sfingleheimer
Submitted on 9/26/2004
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  I think being ambidextrous is awesome.  I'm 13 and acouple of years ago I thought "Why do i use my right hand more?", it didnt make sense to me so I started using both hands and now i use both equally.


Answer by angel
Submitted on 10/29/2004
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hey hey another ambidextrous person!
I have no idea why we are ambidextrous...but I like your thinking on intelligence...we're probably both geniuses!!hehe x


Answer by Timo Mäntykivi
Submitted on 10/29/2004
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I don't believe that being ambidextrous makes you any smarter, but it is a very great advantage. The fact that Einstein or Michaelangelo was ambidextrous in my opinion is just coincidence. You should really check this drummer called Billy Cobham who made himself ambidextrous on the drumset. He is my greatest idol, but keep in mind he was natural righty, but still managed to become one of the most influential Jazz Fusion musician and drummer. So you don't need to be ambidextrous to be a genious. Ofcourse there are some things that develop in your brain if you are ambidextrous.


Answer by GregHenderson
Submitted on 11/21/2004
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Ambidexterity could actually be a sign of brain damage... (That doesn't mean you don't have the ability to think at the same capacity, but that you have 'changed' your normal, innate way of thinking.) http://www.linkshaender-beratung.de/english/Ambidextrous.htm
This isn't proven, but it would make since in a few places... You've all heard of Einstien's problem with school at his early age. This 'brain damage' can occur during prenatal development because of a lack of oxygen, so your non-dominant hemisphere compensates for the damage, or just a self-training.


Answer by mary
Submitted on 1/30/2005
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I'm a 14 year old girl who is ambidextrous. I can eat with both hands, bat on both sides, shoot with both hands, write with both hands, and dribble with both hands. Some people tell me that I'm really lucky. Is this true?


Answer by Moh
Submitted on 2/28/2005
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Well im half ambidixtrious, i can write throw and do just about everything else with my left hand, but i kick with my right foot. I also bat righty, and play golf righty.


Answer by Cali 0 - Washington State 100
Submitted on 4/5/2005
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Being ambidextrous is great! I am the ambidextrous person in my school. I wouldn't trade it for anything.


Answer by girl_ rach
Submitted on 5/20/2005
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im left handed when i write but do every thing else with with my right hand eg. through a ball, sport etc.
im an identical twin and my sister(twin)is right handed.
people say left handers are more artistic .. which in my case is true as im the more artistic one compared to my sister.

just woundering am i ampidextoris if i only write with my left hand and accassionally eat with opposite hands and do everything else with my right hand?????????


Answer by hugfbhgbhjfhbjnhfgbnghhg
Submitted on 5/27/2005
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Answer by lYSSA*
Submitted on 7/7/2005
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hi.I actually just kind of discovered I was ambidextrous. My grandfather is and told me that he can't really write with his left had (he's a righty) but he can eat and hold things etc.with it. I can right readable but not EXACTLY like my right hand but i can also hold things, fold clothes etc. Am I really ambidextrous? Please leave an answer if you know.Thanks. Plus fro other sites I've read (and this one) its MEGA healthy for your brain and the most popular historic people were ambidextrous.


Answer by gumelf
Submitted on 10/9/2005
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im ambidextrous to.. so in my opinion it isnt a bad thing at all its actually normally an ability that your body/mind has learnt... normally its actually a very good thing you can be a very talened with sports or music.. do you right with your left or right had out of curiosity?


Answer by nikki
Submitted on 10/26/2005
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i'am also 14 and ambidextrous, i don't think i'am more smarter then everyone. all i want to know is why i use my left hand so much?


Answer by Osier
Submitted on 11/17/2005
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I use both me hands and I use it to my advantage, just think of us as lucky that's all.


Answer by TC
Submitted on 12/4/2005
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I read your email about being ambidextrous. It was interesting but I have a question that maybe you can answer.

I appear to be cross-wired.

In other words. my left eye is dominant but I am right-handed.  My opthamologist confirms this.  Any idea what this means since the right brain is controlling my dominant eye and my left brain is controlling my dominant hand.



Answer by ben
Submitted on 1/17/2006
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i have used my left hand for most my life but i picked up a pen one day with my right to find it was actualy neater and more legible i have always been a slow writer as a child and struggle to get the legibility of my left up but because of years of using it it feel more comfortable and stronger. i see myself as a natural ambidextrous person as i do everyday tasks just aswell with both hands. although what i have found is that using your left hand to your right is different mentally and requires a different thinking. if you think right handedly and concentrate less on your other hand and dont concentrate to much on your right its much easier.


Answer by ambidextrous girl
Submitted on 1/22/2006
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Being left handed or right handed can be cool but ambidextrous is awesome it is so much fun cause you use your skills equally.Being ambidextrous is not dangerous at all and I have also heard about ambidextrous is a mark of brain damage and I went to the doctor and they said nothing is wrong with my brain and I think that being ambidextrous is not brain damage.


Answer by Sandi
Submitted on 2/4/2006
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I hate to burst bubbles here, but being ambidextrous could be bad. I am ambidextrious and have been from early childhood. To this day, I have a really bad time determining left from right. Very confusing for me. Actually, 90% of ambidextrious people are born lefties and have been forcibly converted into right-handers...usually by parents and teachers who think they're doing something positve by training the right hand to work a fork, pencil, scissors, etc. This forcible conversion causes deeply hidden trama to the brain. If you are right handed...leave it that. It's a good thing. If you are left handed. Leave it at that...also a good thing. If you think teaching yourself to be ambidextrious is a good thing...it is not. Please go to this link and read it...maybe it can explain things alittle better. http://www.linkshaender-beratung.de/english/Ambidextrous.htm


Answer by buster
Submitted on 2/28/2006
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well iam a lefty  and border line crazy or genius?  it's only meassured by success..grew up in boys home's, foster parents, high school drop out,... now wife 2 kids, 2 houses, and own my own buisness without a grade 9 math even....everyone said i'damount to nothing so am i crazy or bordereline genius i think lefty had eveything to do with my thoughts and dreams and if u cant dream of better than u'llnever get it.


Answer by Rob W
Submitted on 3/22/2006
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I'm ambidextrous and have been my whole life.  Each new activity or sport I ever tried required thought to decide which hand would work best.  It made for confusing times growing up.  My 5 year old son is the same.  I saw him using both hands indescriminately.  I tried to spare him the difficulties it can bring.  I asked "Benny which hand feels better when you throw the ball?"  His reply:  "I can throw with both hands Dad"  Oh well, it does have practical advantages.  I carry my wallet in my left hip pocket and hold it with my left hand.  I extract money or insert money with my right.  What do other people do switch it around?  I eat left handed but cut meat righthanded, no switching of utensils from one hand to the other for me.  I eat soup left handed and write right handed; was a plus through my school years.  Anything I never chose a preffered hand to do, I can do pretty much the same with either hand.  When I helped my father-in-law build a 'lean to', his brother-in-law asked "Are you driving those spikes in with both hands!?  Damndest thing I ever saw!"  (He's a retired builder)  Because I've never worked construction, I don't have (never chose) a favorite hand for diving nails, I can switch at will, although I miss equally with both hands on occasion. As a matter of fact the only reason I ever chose one hand over the other for anything was because you become better, more proficient, more quickly, when you focus your practice on one hand rather than both.

On that basketball mention above, try playing PIG and making shooting with your bad hand part of the shot.  You'll never loose, but like when I was a kid the others will probably make a rule to exclude shooting with your bad hand to shut you down.

It's o.k. to be ambidextrous, just not easy.



Answer by essy
Submitted on 4/21/2006
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Learning at school can be a little harder when your ambidextrous, I'm ambidextrous too and I had a terrible time in school, but people do benifate from it like Einstein and there's nothing wrong with being ambidextrous, my friends always thought it was really cool


Answer by prettyinpink272
Submitted on 5/11/2006
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i am ambidextrous, but only partly. i have some trouble writing with my left hand but can do pretty much anything else with both hands. i was born with it and mom does not think i am one, though. i got it from my dad who is a police officer and shoot a gun with both of his hands which is pretty cool to watch. i really want to know more about "being ambidextrous" so if you can help me, that would be really cool!


Answer by HorseGirl250
Submitted on 5/25/2006
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It is very good to be ambidextrous but sometimes ambidextrous people have brain damage.


Answer by Carlos
Submitted on 8/16/2006
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Well I've been left handed all my life but always fascinated with the idea of utilizing both appendiges.  Recently I have began writing journals with my right hand and have found that my thoughts seem to be better organized and more efficient.  I dont know if this has to do with the fact that I'm actually using more of my left hemishpere or the plain fact that it is taking me longer to write the information down and therefore giving me more time to think about what I am going to say.  But either way I am having a fun time with it.


Answer by Hannah
Submitted on 10/15/2006
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I am ambidextrous and im 15. I was born like that. I have always had trouble telling left from right but i can do everything with both. I choose to use my left hand to write because for some reason its more precise, my right hand holds alot more strength. I dont know anyone in my family that is ambidextrous but my mum was adopted so i guess i dont really know.
If i right the same word at the same time with both hands my left side makes all the letter backwards and my right side normal. If i concentrate i can do it the other way around. i have trouble with learning maths and other languages (related to being ambidextrous) but i am very "smart" (dont like that word) over all. I used to think it was annoying because when you have to decide which hand to use i never know. I remember getting in trouble in grade one because i would constantly switch writing. When i was younger tennis coaching was so frustrating because i would get in trouble for switching all the time. BUT now i know more about it i can understand that WE ARE GIFTED! in alot more ways than we relise. Not just being able to use both hands, legs for writing, kicking, using the mouse or keyboard etc. but learning. Einstine was ambidextrous and alot of other genius people! i am not a straight A student but i know that if i put my mind to it i could learn whatever i want. Who knows alot of ambidextrous people are know to be psychic. There is alot no one knows about the human body. ( couldnt be bothered re-reading this for mistakes/typos so sorry if it doesnt make sense!! im tired lol)


Answer by Sylver
Submitted on 11/24/2006
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I'm ambidextrous. I can't write with both hands though I did until my first day at school. Now I write with my left hand and do everything else with my right hand. In sports, I am usually right handed apart from in soccer and basketball when I can use both hands, something my classmates have trouble with. Only 1% of people are ambidextrous. I have a left handed sister, right handed parents and grandparents, apart from a left-handed grandfather.
I'm ambidextrous and proud of it!


Answer by hannah
Submitted on 12/26/2006
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I was born ambidextrous and i dont think its a bad thing at all. (RUNS IN MY FAMILY BUT IM THE FIRST GIRL I KNOW OF) my science teacher is amazed at how i think and do things differently to others. i can write with a pen in each hand, the same thing at the same time. except one hand is in reverse, thats without even thinking. its pretty cool i only realised i could do that a year or so ago. some of the letters dont go back to front but most do. its really funny as well because my names hannah and you can spell it backwards.


Answer by red i
Submitted on 1/3/2007
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I am also Ambidextous, and it is not detrememtal to me at all, with the exeption of my sleep disorder. Due to the greater amount of connective tissue  between my hemisphers i have trouble relaxing and sleeping. I also have recently found that there are 4 types of ambixetors: Learned, Natural, non connectinve(brain hamispheres work independently with minimal or no communication), and injury induced (if some one suffer a injury to the dominate side of the brain the weaker side may become equally dominate). The last two types are often found in mentally handicaped so if you are reading this you proibly dont fall into that catigory.


Answer by mjsrsc
Submitted on 1/22/2007
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i am also becoming ambidextrous. however i have a few questions:
1) what other activities besides eating and writing can i practice to improve my skills
2) it is said that left-handed people have greater brain capacities than right-handed. Does this only apply if you are born left handed , or will it also happen if you become left-handed?


Answer by mack
Submitted on 2/16/2007
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im ambidextrous too and im fourteen but no1 in my immediate family is left handed or ambidexttous. I maintain a 3.8 in school but i dont think it casue im left handed lol


Answer by Smarter_than_lefties
Submitted on 2/22/2007
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Lefties are dumb...dumb, dumb, dumb! righties design stone hedge, the wheel, and most importantly FIRE! Lefties captained the titanic and the ship of the Perfect Storm, they also are the only type of people in mental institutions, and commit the most murders! how do you feel about that lefties around the world, cry in your pity


Answer by James
Submitted on 3/1/2007
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I am a naturally ambidextrous individual and I am curious if there are any benefits of being ambidextrous. I eat with my left hand, write with my right, I can switch hit in baseball, and I can even throw with both hands.


Answer by Rei
Submitted on 3/5/2007
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I know how you feel because I'm ambedexterious too


Answer by melinda  george
Submitted on 3/8/2007
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Answer by Ashlynn
Submitted on 3/9/2007
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I don't think Ambidextrous people are better then regular people because we are all the same know matter what because we all come the same type of place in life and I'm Ambidextrous and theirs nothing wrong because I'm 14 as well and I would like to know more about Ambidextrous people and how they become Ambidextrous


Answer by KAI
Submitted on 3/26/2007
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Answer by thalie
Submitted on 3/31/2007
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i am ambidextrous; i always have been. Not being able to use both hands to me, is equally strange as being able to.  I do understand about the problems incurred with being so: I have an I.Q. of 200, yet it has never benefited me, I find things frustratingly monotonous and often lose interest.  I'm at uni now. but whilst at school I found i neither leaned to either "side"- somehow stuck in a logistic minefield, for want of a better metaphor.  Sometime I wish I had a more dominant side, but then, I wouldn't be me.


Answer by Luna Inez De La Mancha
Submitted on 4/8/2007
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I am ambidextrous. I discovered 13 years ago when I started to learned your language, English. It is pretty cool I tell you. Although at times it gets confusing because you have to stop and think what hand you used to do an specific task. Since I discovered I am ambidextrous I have learned 2 languages, I am an O.K painter, I do clay art, carpentry,  gardening, I turned into a better cook. I tell you. It is cooool. Love it.


Answer by Horsey Chick
Submitted on 4/9/2007
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You can't be born Ambidextrous, it's something that's practiced and learned, not inherited. However being a leftie in a rightie world could cause you to become ambidextrous. So nope you're not weird, you're smarter because you know how to be ambidextrous.


Answer by jedi_matt076
Submitted on 4/20/2007
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No. it's not..... im a leftie. But strangely enough i play guitar right-handed well anyway c yea. My e-mail is jedi_matt076@hotmail.com


Answer by 007
Submitted on 5/21/2007
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Being a lefty or ambidextrous is a gift. I am a lefty and I use both sides of my body for all different things. I write left, cut right, eat left, play sports both. If you look up all the famous people in history who were leftys you'd be amazed. You have a gift make sure you take advantage of it and find your passion ounce you do, you will go far. Only 11% of the population is a lefty.


Answer by Seph
Submitted on 6/7/2007
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Hey dude, i'm 18 and i'm ambidextrous. there's nothing wrong with being ambidextrous it's just more rare than being single handed. the only problem i have ever really encountered, is i very very occasionally go to say two different variants of the same thing. this is because before i say anything, my brain quickly runs through all of the possibilities. if i was single handed, my brain would pick one and i would say it, but as i have two dominant sides, i very occasionally go to sya two things at once resulting in a stutter. it isnt anything drastic, just a quick tongue tied moment. for example, if i wanted to say "hello how are you?" i may go to say "hello how are you?" AND "hey, hows it going?" at the same time. there is always cross dominance, which is being good at certain things with certain hands without actualy being both handed or ambidextrous. hope i helped ya, dude!! later!!


Answer by uzi53
Submitted on 7/15/2007
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yea from all this above me i can c that b ing ambi is better
and i am leftie and play baseball and sports rightie would this b ambi cuz i cant do sports rightie for nothing so i cant do this with boths hands at ease but then
wtf am i
am i still ambi???
i cant right rightie but i would call it my dominant hand but i still right lefty
but i play guitar lefty
so now i am confused wat am i


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