Top 10 Most Fascinating Facts About Ambidextrous People

The Top Ten

1 They comprise less than 1% of the population

It's pretty much very rare to have this trait, making them rarer than the left handed people, but only if you have the capability to write with both hands. It is to be said that 10% of the world's population are left handed including that 1% of the world's population are ambidextrous according to the American Psychological Association.

Wow didn't know that. Good list.

2 They have symmetrical brains

That pretty much explains how they can do both tasks simultaneously with both hands. It would be so cool if I use my hand to write some important info down and use my other hand to doodle simultaneously.

3 They are more likely to have synesthesia

Synesthesia is basically senses crossing with one another or cross sensory perception. For example, they can taste color and see sound.

4 They can experience greater age decline

According to a study published in the Brain and Behaviour journal, they can experience a greater age related decline in the hippocampus and amygdala.

5 They are more likely to be highly creative

Though they show off talent in art, music, and sports, they don't have such a strong suit in academics. They have trouble processing math and language. Despite that, there are many talented celebrities like Leonardo Da Vinci, Lebron James, and Benjamin Franklin.

Yeah. This list is not meant to correlate Ambidextrous people with all of these items I listed on this list. Matter of fact, this list isn't meant for correlation and stereotyping at all. People could actually relate to some of these items. Just like with Autism and how it has lead to absurd correlations.

6 They are more likely to be schizophrenic

It's caused by a gene called LRRTM1, which lefties can be exposed to this gene according to a Finnish study.

Interesting. In fact, all of these are interesting.

Huh, well then.

7 They are more likely to have ADHD

According to a Finnish study, ambidextrous people alongside lefties are twice more likely to have ADHD as right handed people.

8 They are not always born ambidextrous

Due to stigma about left handedness associated with witchcraft, many lefties in the Middle Ages taught themselves to use their right hand. In other cases, others can be ambidextrous after injuring their dominant hand.

So many things were associated with witchcraft in the middle ages it seemed like more just anything for an excuse to get rid of a woman you don't like.

9 They are more likely to be bisexual

According to an internet survey by BBC Science and Nature, 9.2% ambidextrous men and 15.6% ambidextrous women are said to be attracted to both sexes while 4% righty & 4.5% lefty men and 6.2% righty and 6.3% lefty women are reported to be bisexual.

10 They can be swayed emotionally

According to a Montclair State University study, they can experience mood changes and their emotions can be triggered based on their surroundings and depending on the music they listen to. They tend to have negative emotions based on their surroundings.

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