Myths We Must Stop Believing About Left Handers

There are many myths about the differences between left-handed and right-handed, yet some evidence are not reliable and some required more research. Only 10% of population are left handed. Here is the truth behind some of the common myths of lefties.

Fact 1. More Intelligent
There is and idea that left handed people are intelligent, but that is not so. Anyone can be intelligent especially if you have any proven habit to become intelligent. Long time back researchers have examined more than 7000 students and found no difference in intellectual ability between left handed and right handed. As only 10% of population are left handed, they have to think out of box as world is not left handed friendly place, most of the daily use products are design for right handed, so lefties need to think flexibly and come up with ways to use such products.

Fact 2. More Introvert
Another common lore is that left-handed people tend to be more introverted. But a study found no differences across any of the five personality measures tested between right-handers and left-handers. Even if that were true, introverts have hidden strengths that extroverts don’t. The stereotype [that left-handers are mentally or morally inferior] doesn’t reflect reality.

Fact 3. Left Handed are Right Brained
Since most right-handed people use the left hemisphere of the brain to process language, that must mean that left-handed people think with the right side of the brain, right? Not necessarily. Research found that 98 percent of righties are left-brained, so are 70 percent of lefties. For the most part, left-handers do not differ obviously from right-handers. They certainly don’t have reversed brains. Regardless of which is your dominant hand, anyone can strengthen both sides of their brain with just a few simple brain exercises.

Fact 4. More Sleep Problem
Not every night’s rest is a peaceful one; these are the weird ways that sleep affects your body. A small study of right-handers and left-handers while they slept. Researchers found that 94 percent of left-handed sleepers had limb movements (which can be an indicator of periodic limb movement disorder) compared to just 69 percent of right-handed snoozers. If you do struggle to fall asleep, try these tips for better sleep, straight from sleep doctors.

Fact 5. More serious mental health disorders
Among people suffering from mental illness, those with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are much more likely to be left-handed than those with mood disorders like depression or bipolar disorder, according to a study.  These are the symptoms of bipolar disorder you’re most likely to ignore. Researchers studied a small group of individuals from an outpatient psychiatric clinic and found that 40 percent of those with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder were left-handed. Researchers are particularly interested in exploring what part of the brain lefties tend to use more.

Fact 6. More likely to be Leaders
Six of the last 12 U.S. presidents have been lefties, but that’s only considered presidential list, but What if qualification for the job? There’s no hard scientific evidence that handedness had anything to do with their leadership skills. “Some of the basis for those observations between leadership and handedness comes from looking at historical figures.

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