Being left-handed has some perks and drawbacks. The perks are that they always have an easy time coming up with a good conversation because others who are the typical righties are curious about southpaws. However, the drawbacks are that it is hard to find tools for southpaws such as scissors, and it is hard to play musical instruments.
It is not a stretch to know that those who are lefties are quite special. Here are 10 things you did not know about lefties. Let’s go over those now.
#10 – There Is A Day Of The Year That Celebrates Them
Did you know that there is a national day that is for lefties? It is Left-Hander’s Day and it is on August 13th every year. They can have a big party to celebrate their difference and where they can be in the spotlight.
#9 – Left Is Associated With Good In Their View
Right-handed people think that their side is associated with anything good. But, lefties have their own perspective and don’t agree with the righties. They believe that their side is the good side.
#8 – Lefties Are More Fearful
It has been found by some studies that southpaws are more likely to develop stress after watching a frightening movie. It is almost like post-traumatic stress, but it is not to the point that it becomes a life-changing illness. Therefore, it is not likely that they will get PTSD in itself, but they can develop traits of it after watching scary movies. They are more affected by horror in a negative way than righties.
#7 – Southpaws Maybe Smarter
It has been found that lefties have higher IQs overall than righties. Benjamin Franklin, as well as Albert Einstein, were also lefties and you know they were extremely high up on the IQ stand. It is not known as to why that is. Perhaps lefties use their right side of the brains which is their creative side, and they can become better problem-solvers as a result. Just a guess.
#6 – They Become More Embarrassed
Embarrassment is a major issue for lefties even more than righties. And that is due to the fact that the right side of the brain rules emotions. And that includes embarrassment. The things that typical righties may not be bothered or too self-conscious by will be causes of embarrassment for lefties.
#5 – Pregnancy Stress Can Cause Lefthandedness
Studies have been found that pregnant moms under stress have a higher chance of delivering a southpaw. Additionally, moms that get pregnant at 40 and older are more likely to deliver lefties. It is unknown as to why but that is the correlation that has been found.
#4 – Lefties Are Creative
It is not a stretch to know this fact because of how they rely on their right side of the brain. The right side of the brain is what rules creativity and emotions. Therefore, lefties are more likely to become artists, writers, musicians, and so on. They once again are excellent problem-solvers which was already mentioned.
#3 – Eight Lefties Have Been Presidents
Harry Truman, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Herbert Hoover, Games Garfield, George HW Bush, and Gerald Ford have been known to be lefties. However, there may be more than that which is unknown.
#2 – There Are Several Lefty Royals
King George VI, Queen Mother, an Queen Victoria were lefties. Prince William and Prince George are as well. There may be more that are not known yet.
#1 – Lefties Make-Up 1/10 Of The World Population
The reason it is a big deal when you hear about lefties is that there really are not that many of them! They only make 10% of the world population.
Are you a leftie? Do you think some of these traits are true?