9 Struggles Only Left-Handed People Know

Did you know that left-handed people make up only 10% of the world?!

I happen to be one of those people. Being left-handed, you can face some challenges in day to day life. Here are some of the first world problems of being a leftie in a right-handed world.

1. Smearing and smudging pen ink all over the page (and your hand!) when you write something. This is particularly horrible during exams.

2. Spiral notebooks and binders. Enough said.

3. Having two right-handed parents makes them teaching you skills during childhood that require the use of your dominant hand a little tricky.

4. Learning/playing instruments. In high school, we learned to play the guitar. There was only ONE left handed guitar and there were FOUR left-handed students in the class. You can imagine the annoyance.

5. Fold out desks in lecture rooms. A nightmare.

6. Instantly noticing when other people are left-handed and feeling an instant connection, like you’ve found your people.

7. Most scissors don’t work for you and you end up cutting a jagged line

8. In primary school, whenever someone noticed you writing with your left hand, you’re hit with: “OMG, ARE YOU LEFT HANDED?!?”

9. Sitting to the right of a right-handed person in class / at the dinner table and unintentionally playing a game of elbow wars

Are you left-handed? What do you love/hate about it?

– Karen xx

15 thoughts on “9 Struggles Only Left-Handed People Know

  1. Omg I saw this and had to read it, I’m left handed and I relate to everything. I used to hate at school writing on a whiteboard and then actually just rubbing it out with my hand by accident, I used tilt my book as well when I wrote and people used to be like why can’t you just write with it straight :’) tough times ay. Love this tho!

    Chloe xx


  2. Being a lefty, I can relate to all of these. Love #6. I find that righty’s have more of an issue with me being left handed (especially in school) than I do, even though I’m the one that has to adapt.


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