If you have these 7 personality traits, you’re probably a left-handed person

Hey there, fellow lefties! 

Have you ever wondered if there’s more to being left-handed than just struggling with right-handed scissors and smudged handwriting?

Well, as a proud left-handed person myself, I can assure you that there’s a whole world of quirks that come with being a southpaw.

Actually, as it turns out, there are seven personality traits that often go hand-in-hand (pun intended!) with being left-handed.

So, if you’re a lefty like me, get ready to nod in agreement, and if you’re not, well, prepare to discover the fascinating world of left-handed people.

1) You have a creative spark.

Since you were a kid, you probably felt a pull towards the arts. 

Whether you’re doodling, painting, or coming up with out-of-the-box solutions, your left hand might be your secret artistic superpower.

Your imagination was like a huge playground where you could make up cool worlds with awesome creatures and exciting adventures.  

You see things your own way, think in unique ways, and find beauty in unexpected places. This creative spark is just a part of who you are. 

But being left-handed has its challenges. 

Desks, scissors, and even opening jars can be a bit tricky in a world designed for righties. But you haven’t let that slow you down. You figured out how to fit into a world that wasn’t exactly made for you.

And because you exhibit a strong sense of imagination and playfulness, you always approach life with a sense of wonder, always up for new adventures and challenges.

And while it’s true that not all left-handers are naturally creative, the things usually linked with being left-handed create a good foundation for creativity to grow.

Thinking differently, having a strong gut feeling, being playful, and the special connection between your left hand and right brain—all of these add up to your creative potential.

2) You have a tendency to daydream.

Daydreaming is something everyone does, but we lefties approach it in a special way. 

It’s not just that we daydream more or with more intensity; it’s how we seamlessly blend our daydreams into our everyday lives.

For you personally, daydreaming may not just be a way to pass the time; it’s a well of inspiration, creativity, and comfort. It’s how you explore new ideas, face your fears, and work through problems.

So it’s not surprising that…

  • Your mind tends to wander off during everyday tasks like washing dishes or commuting.
  • Your daydreams are vivid, with detailed stories and complex characters—more like a mental adventure than just spacing out.
  • You use daydreaming to cope with stress or anxiety, finding solace in your inner world.
  • You’re drawn to creative things like writing, art, or music, letting your imagination shine in your creations.

Sure, not all lefties are big daydreamers, and plenty of righties daydream too. But the link between daydreaming and being left-handed gives us a peek into how their brains tick. 

And if you’re a lefty with a strong Pisces sign in your astrological chart, this connection gets even more interesting.

3) You have a rebellious streak!

It is a common stereotype that left-handed people are more rebellious than right-handed people. While there’s no solid science backing up this claim, there are a couple of reasons why this idea sticks around.

One reason is that left-handed people are often seen as being different from the majority. 

Since most people are right-handed, left-handers like yourself may feel like you need to stand out in order to be noticed. This can sometimes lead you to engage in behaviors that are seen as rebellious.

Another reason is that left-handed people may be more likely to challenge authority. 

This is because you’ve had to figure out how to fit into a world made for righties, so questioning the usual way of doing things can feel more normal to you.

But, let’s be real: not all lefties are rebels. 

There are plenty of righties who like to stir things up, too. This rebellious lefty idea probably sticks because it helps explain why lefties are a bit different.

As for whether it’s true or not, who knows? One thing’s for sure though—we lefties are a cool and interesting bunch!

4) You have a radar for fellow lefties.

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There’s something about being left-handed that connects you with other lefties. 

It’s like an unspoken language, a secret handshake that only those of us with a dominant left paw can truly understand. You’ll notice that fellow lefties tend to gravitate towards each other in social settings. 

If someone casually mentions they’re left-handed, you can’t help but perk up and engage them in conversation. It’s like an instant friendship! 

It feels like there’s this invisible pull bringing you together—a shared understanding that you’re part of something special.

You might also catch a hint of pride in someone’s voice when they say, “Oh, you’re left-handed, too? That’s so cool!” 

And it’s not just about socializing. 

Lefties have a talent for spotting each other in everyday life. Maybe it’s how you go straight for the lefty scissors at the store or how you smoothly handle a world meant for righties.

There’s a certain camaraderie among lefties—a feeling of shared experience that ties us together. Perhaps that’s because we’ve all faced the challenges of living in a right-handed world, and we’ve all figured out how to adapt and thrive.

5) You have a taste for the unusual.

There’s something really fascinating about the unique, the unexpected, and the things that aren’t quite ordinary. And for lefties like you, who make up just 10% of the world, embracing the unusual is often an innate part of your being.

You’re often drawn to the quirky, the unexplored places just outside the usual. 

It’s as if your left-handedness has instilled in you a natural curiosity, a desire to dive beyond what’s considered “normal.”

Ever since you were little, you probably found the peculiar shapes in clouds and the intricate patterns on insects’ wings captivating. 

While others might’ve thought these things were odd, you saw their uniqueness as a beautiful way to look at the world differently.

And this love for the unusual manifests itself in various aspects of your life. In your interactions with others, you’re the one who brings a refreshing touch of quirkiness. 

You might approach conversations with an open mind, ready to engage with ideas that challenge your own. Your sense of humor might be a bit offbeat, throwing jokes at others that catch them by surprise with your unexpected twists.

This isn’t to say that you don’t appreciate the classics or the familiar. However, it’s the unconventional things that really grab your attention and get your imagination going.

6) You have a soft spot for nostalgia.

Being a lefty, you might’ve always felt this special tie to the past—a kind of nostalgia that goes a bit deeper than what righties might feel.

It’s like there’s this invisible thread pulling you through time, linking you to the feelings and moments of people who came before you.

You might really dig old photos with their brownish colors and worn edges, as well as the smell of old books with pages full of stories echoing through the years.

When a song from your childhood plays, you might get this bittersweet feeling, taking you back to the good old times of laughter and love.

Loving the past isn’t just about being sentimental; it’s a way to find your place in the world and to feel comfort in things that stay the same in a world that is always changing.

It’s a reminder that you’re part of something big, like a woven story of people that goes way back through time.

For left-handers, nostalgia is about acknowledging that the experiences that shaped you, both positive and negative, have made you who you are today. 

7) You have a nurturing soul.

Did you know that in many cultures, the left hand is linked to feelings, intuition, and feminine energy? This connection suggests that lefties might naturally lean towards empathy, compassion, and a desire to take care of others.

Studies even say that lefties tend to think about things more holistically, considering different angles and throwing in the emotional and intuitive side of things. 

This extra sensitivity comes from the special way lefties’ brains are wired. 

Left-handed people like yourself often have a strong link between the right side of your brain (the home of intuition, empathy, and creativity) and the left side (the realm of logic and language). 

This connection allows you to dive deep into feelings and understand people on a level that goes beyond words. But your nurturing spirit isn’t just about being kind. 

You often really get the beauty and delicateness of life. You’re drawn to nature, finding comfort in the sound of leaves in the breeze or the gentle babble of a stream. You treasure relationships, taking care of them with lots of love.

This strong link to the world and everyone in it is a big part of your caring soul. You see how everything is connected, knowing that even small things you do can send ripples through others’ lives.

Final thoughts

See? Being left-handed isn’t just a feature; it’s a beautiful piece of your story, seen in the special way you write and the unique way you move through the world.

So, here’s to all the lefties out there: may your scissors always cut true and your pens never smear!

Julienne Merza

Julienne Merza

Hey, I'm Julienne - a freelance writer with a passion for all things spiritual, wellness, and personal growth. I practice slow living in the countryside, where I have constant access to trees, wildflowers, and bodies of water. I love romanticizing the mundane and finding magic in life's simple moments. Through my work, I aspire to share my stories of healing and overcoming. If you feel aligned with my energy, please say hi to me on Instagram: @irishjulienne

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