Top 10 Biggest Disadvantages of Being Left HandedBefore you read this list, I would like to assure you that you take this list with a grain of salt, and that correlation doesn't always equal causation, so for left handed people, don't worry too much. We all have advantages in some ways. That being said, I recommend you to approach this list with curiosity.
Sadly this may be one of the biggest worries if you're left handed. A study shows that people who are left handed are more likely to develop schizophrenia. When you look at schizophrenic patients, there's a 40% chance that they are left handed. Pretty scary to think about.
Wait What! But I'm left-handed and I don't have any mental illnesses, or do I?
If you're a girl like me, then prepare to be disappointed. A study from 2007 shows that girls who are left handed are more likely to have breast cancer in their lifetime. It's way more common for women that have menopause.
I'm not sure why, but it's been shown that left handed people are more susceptible to alcohol abuse. It's not only that, but a 2017 study shows that left-handed people are more likely to be addicted to drugs such as heroin. Fortunately this doesn't affect me, as I have NO interest of using drugs, and I only drink water anyways.
If you do most things with your left hand, then your sleep is more likely to be affected differently. A study has shown that people who are left handed are more likely to develop limb-related problems, especially during their sleep. In short, you are more likely to jerk your legs or arms involuntarily while sleeping.
Sadly it seems as if the world is meant for right handed people! Good thing I can adapt fairly well but my right hand is still not as skilled as my left hand.
Yup, also sharpeners, and certain kitchen tools can be a struggle for me.
Left handed people tend to be more conscious about doing something wrong. There is a behavioral study that 46 left-handed people and 66 right-handed people were tested, showing that people who are left-handed agreed to being shy and embarrassed more than people who are left-handed. I guess this explains that I'm an introvert then.
Being left-handed is more linked to experiencing post-traumatic stress disorders. It's more likely to experience this effect the more you tend to be left handed. This is because most left-handed people are more right brain dominant than right-handed people, which is connected to emotions. So, think twice before you watch a scary movie or watching something that has jump scares!
Not only it is linked to anger issues, left handed people are also more likely to be pessimistic. I guess it has to do with our brain hemispheres short-circuiting everything up which is why we have a short fuse.
Most scissors are designed for right handed people, although there are a few scissors that suit left handed people. If you don't happen to have a left handed scissor, then you're basically doomed.
Say you're in a dining table, and you sit next to a person that's right handed. Being the polar opposites, you tend to bump elbows with each other which gets very annoying when you're trying to eat.