Am I mixed handed?
I thought I was left handed for my whole life but now I'm pretty sure I'm mixed handed. I thought I was left handed for my whole life because I write and eat etc. with my left hand. But I do stuff with my right hand too like throwing, using a knife, etc. I had never heard of mixed handed until a few days ago. Am I, because I do many things with both hands and I'm just confused. Thanks!
- Barkley HoundLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
That is called cross dominance. Each hand is strong for a specific purpose. I also write left handed but my right hand is the strongest and is used with all tools. My left hand holds a pen, fork, and spoon.
- 1 month ago
Handsome and mixed handed are both sentences that originate from a sentence.
- bluebellbkkLv 71 month ago
I've never heard the expression 'mixed handed' before, but from what you say, it's clear it's not at all the same as 'ambidextrous'. I see that @Barkley Hound calls it 'cross dominance', which certainly makes sense.'Ambidextrous', as you rightly say, is when you can use both hands equally well, and clearly you can't.
Many people have some degree of 'mixed handedness'.I'm right-handed but unlike all my right-handed friends I'm totally unable to get onto a bicycle from its left: I have to have the bike on MY left, put my right foot on the pedal, push off, and lift my left foot over to the bike's left side. If I try to do it from the other side I lose my balance immediately and have to jump off.
But in every other respect I'm a normal right-hander.
- NosehairLv 71 month ago
You might be confused but you are ambidextrous.
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- 1 month ago
Technically you are but people who write with their right and left hands are called ambidextrous. I am left handed in writing and right handed in many other things. i just asked my mom and she said people who write with their left hands usually do everything else with their left hands. But i said I do everything else with my right hands. So yeah I guess we are AMBIDEXTROUS. lol.
- LindaLv 61 month ago
I'm mixed handed and so are you.
- .Lv 71 month ago
You may be ambidextrous
- 1 month ago
You may be. that would be soo cool. you're talented
- Anonymous1 month ago
Can you write well with both hands?
Left handed people can also have good right hands because everything is made for right handed people so left handed people end up using their right hand a lot anyway so thus strengthening the weaker hand, but that doesn't mean you will be able to write with both hands unless you practice that.
- ArimatthewdaviesLv 71 month ago
That's called ambidextrous and there a are few people that can actually do that.