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Who is smarter? Left-Handed People or Right-Handed people?

Do you believe that left - Handed people are smarter than right-Handed people? Some studies claim that lefthanders are naturally smarter than righthanders, Base on some surveys there were more left-handed people with IQs over 140 than right-handed people. When you're IQ is over 140 you are recognized as a genius. This is why there are more lefthanders in professions that needs creative skills such as performing arts, visual arts, and music. Dr. Oz says. "Left-handed people can deal with more incoming information that doesn't come in an organized way."


6 votes / 21% 6 votes / 21 %


9 votes / 32% 9 votes / 32 %

None of the above :p

13 votes / 46% 13 votes / 46 %
This poll has received 28 vote(s) so far.

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poddys wrote on June 13, 2014, 5:30 PM

Since I am left handed, I have to say the left :)

gidget wrote on July 22, 2014, 11:17 PM

I saw left-handed, because I am a south paw, and the most intelligent person I know! :D

AliCanary wrote on October 1, 2014, 7:25 PM

Hmm, I'm gonna say "none of the above". I'm right-handed and my sister is left-handed. My IQ is above 140, and I don't know hers, but she is very smart.

Feisty56 wrote on October 7, 2014, 7:55 PM

Right-handed and left-handed people may have different methods of learning and different portions of the brain that are dominant, but overall, the skills and intelligence of each is of equal importance.

somedsatisfied wrote on October 18, 2014, 5:56 PM

Interesting study. What if you are ambidextrous?

Ruby3881 wrote on December 4, 2014, 12:37 AM

I have known left-handed people who have exceptional intelligence. I have also known (a larger number of) right-handed people who have exceptional intelligence. Since there are fewer left-handed people than right-handed, that made sense. I think just some people in general have a high IQ. Even that, though, doesn't really determine how well they perform in the real world.

Katherina201 wrote on December 15, 2014, 8:56 PM

Some of that depends on what type of IQ you are testing. The standard IQ test examines one set of parameters but there are other areas of IQ it completely ignores.
I'm left handed and in a couples of areas, I test high in the 99% percentile, other areas, I'm in the 89th. Over all, I'm just on the cusp of genius on a standard IQ test. My left-handed son and right handed daughter are both in the genius range on a standard IQ test. My son never finished high school. He caught on to things so quickly, he was disruptive because he was bored. IQ does not guarantee success in life nor monetary security. I was told I could be anything I wanted to be. Too many choices, so I didn't become anything but a stay at home mom.

valmnz wrote on February 4, 2015, 1:54 PM

I'm sure each type operates better in different ways in different fields. I'm sure half this so clled scientific research can be twisted to suit the researchers needs.

JohnRoberts wrote on December 11, 2015, 11:24 AM

As I am left handed, of course lefties rule the world and are superior!

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 14, 2015, 7:20 PM

I think left handed people are smarter. Many US Presidents have been left handed and I have noticed many Holly Wood actors are left handed.