25 Ways Lefties Are Better Than Righties

Posted by , Updated on June 30, 2015


For centuries, society has looked down on left-handed people – but no more! In this list, we dig into some advantages lefties have over righties. As you’ll see, there are quite a few. If you’re left-handed, rejoice! If you’re right handed, it may be time to try being a bit more ambidextrous. Enjoy this list of 25 ways lefties are better than righties.


Generally smarter

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Though only about 10% of the population are left-handed, 20% of MENSA members are left-handed.


Quicker information processing

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By using both sides of their brain more often, left-handed people can process more information than the more commonly occurring righties.


Faster recovery times

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Lefties have been found to recover faster from strokes affecting one part of their brain since they often have to use both parts in a right-centric world.


More artistic

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Left-handed people tend to be better at artistic pursuits. Did you know that Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Leonardo da Vinci were all lefties?


Better sports players

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In sports as diverse as boxing, tennis, and baseball, left-handed people perform better than their right-handed counterparts. It’s not entirely known why, but it could be due to other players having less practice dealing with their moves.

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