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 left-handed women are more likely to have breast cancer in their lifetime. It's particularly common for women who have experienced menopause.
I'm not sure why, but it's been shown that left-handed people are more susceptible to alcohol abuse. A 2017 study shows that left-handed people are also more likely to be addicted to drugs such as heroin. Fortunately, this doesn't affect me, as I have no interest in using drugs, and I only drink water anyway.
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. A behavioral study tested 46 left-handed people and 66 right-handed people, showing that left-handed individuals agreed more with statements about being shy and easily embarrassed. I guess this explains why I'm an introvert.
Being left-handed is more linked to experiencing post-traumatic stress disorders. It's more likely to experience this effect the more strongly left-handed you are. This is because most left-handed people are more right-brain dominant than right-handed people, and the right brain is connected to emotions. So, think twice before you watch a scary movie or something that has jump scares!
Not only is it linked to anger issues, but left-handed people are also more likely to be pessimistic. I guess it has to do with our brain hemispheres short-circuiting everything, 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 at a dining table, and you sit next to a person that's right-handed. Being polar opposites, you tend to bump elbows with each other. This gets very annoying when you're trying to eat.