I ask myself this question on a regular basis because I haven’t come across anyone (as yet) who has the same ‘problem’ as me. I call myself left-handed but I’m not sure if it’s completely true. Listen to the evidence and I would welcome similar stories and any scientific answers.
If I write it HAS to be with my left hand. I can’t even hold a pen properly in my right hand, never mind write something legible. This to me makes me left-handed.
I back this up with the fact I would always catch a ball left-handed (and throw it left handed as well). If I was a baseball pitcher (or for fellow Brits, a cricket bowler) I could not do anything right handed, I would always use my left.
If i Kick a ball, (American football, or a soccer ball) I would always favour my left, there would be no co-ordination in my right foot.
I cannot play a musical instrument but when I picked up a guitar I automatically held it like Paul McCartney, not John Lennon.
I hold a pool/snooker cue in my left hand and use my right hand for the bridge.
If I was boxing, I would be a southpaw (my main punched would be with my left).
I used to work in a casino cash-desk and always broke down and displayed the chips with my left hand.
Is that enough evidence?..ok here come the weird bits
If I hold a cricket/baseball bat I HAVE to stand like a right-handed person. I cannot swing like a left handed person would
If I play golf I can only use right-handed clubs. I cannot even get my grip right on a left-handed club, never mind swing it correctly.
I do a few coin tricks, and manipulations, but I only do them with my right hand. I can just about do it now (with practice) with my left but it is always clumsy and doesn’t seem to get any better
The strangest one (for me) is I HAVE to hold a phone to my left ear, but because I’m left handed to write, I always have to balance the phone on my shoulder to write down a message. I can’t hold the phone to my right ear at all (and no, I’m not slightly deaf in one ear)
Any ideas, or similar stories? I can’t claim to be ambidextrous because I can’t think of anything I do with both hands equally well.