June 13, 2007


A Reader wrote:

Ever since I was able to write, I have been left-handed. It wasn't until I was maybe 7 when an anomaly occurred. I began to play baseball. Ever since I first picked up a ball, I was able to throw right-handed. No one forced me to throw right-handed nor did the task seem complicated. It seemed just as natural as water flowing. I never really questioned it until a couple of years ago. When I wanted to know why I am able to write left-handed and not right, but in sports like baseball, basketball, and soccer, my right side is better with handling sports. I recently read an article from a website that gave characteristics of both right handed and left handed people. The strange thing about it is that I have a majority of both characteristics of both handedness. I don't know if this makes a difference or not, but ever since I was 9 I have excelled in math. It wasn't until a couple years later when I noticed I was excelled in English. I was wondering if I am ambidextrous or just an anomaly among left-handed people.