According to statistics, just 10% of the world’s population is left-handed, and as expected many theories and myths about this rare type of people. As attractive and scary as some of these rumours may be, many of them are false and have not been proven scientifically. Without further ado, here are some of the rumours you may have heard about left-handed people.
1. Left-handed People are More Creative
In 1995, a study showed that left-handed men tended to think more creatively when solving problems, but there was no difference in thinking between female lefties and righties. This, however, there still is no scientific proof that links creativity and being left-handed, and all the suggestions that left-handed people are more creative than right-handed people are merely a myth.
2. Left-handed People are More Intelligent
The world is not left-handed friendly and most of the things being used in it were designed for right-handed people, so left-handed people have to think of ways to improvise and make use of these things. This has led to the assumption that they are more intelligent than right-handed. However, no scientific link has been made between intelligence and being left-handed so far.
3. Left-handed People May Have More Sleep Disorders:
A study monitored the rhythmic movement of limbs of right-handed and left-handed people while they slept. While 69% of right-handed people had movement, a whopping 94% of left-handed people also did. This can be an indicator of periodic limb movement disorder which could also result in sleep disorders.
4. Left-handed People are Introverted
Among the most popular myths concerning left-handed people is that they are introverted. This stereotype doesn’t in any way affect reality as it is just a mere farce. A study carried out in 2013 went on to dispel this rumour, having found no differences across any of the five personality measures tested between right-handers and left-handers.
5. Lefties are More Likely to be Leaders
While many past leaders of top world countries like America were left-handed, it is purely coincidental and has nothing to do with facts that left-handed people have more leadership abilities.
6. Lefties are More Likely to Have Mental Disorders
Studies have shown that left-handed people are more likely to develop psychotic disorders when compared to right-handed people who are likely to suffer from mood depression more. Further studies have been dedicated to finding out the part of the brain left-handed and right-handed people use to ascertain why this happens to be so.
We know that look on your face, we have ruined your fantasies about left-handed people. We are sure you have heard some rumours about them too. Feel free to share them with other readers in the comment section.