Only about 10 percent of the population is left-handed, but lefties seem to have a big presence in the world of high-achievers. Though the difference seems to just simply be on the surface (which hand you use), research actually shows that are left-handers and right-handers have dominance in different sides of their brains. So it better to be left or right-handed? It seems like both have their strengths and weaknesses but there are many advantages to being left-handed.
Right-handed people have dominant left brains and left-handed people have dominant right brains. Righties are perceived to have the advantage when it comes to math, languages, and computation, while lefties lead in holistic thinking, intuition, and expressing their feelings, according to Medical Daily. The list of high achieving left-handers contains many familiar names. Indiana University has put together a list of left-handed people through history, that includes everyone from Joan of Arc and Michelangelo to Tom Cruise and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. One disadvantage? Righties don't want to sit next to you at the dinner table, because your dominant eating arms will keep bumping into each other.
Though there have been parents who have tried to train their lefties to use righties and join the other 90 percent of people who use that hand, it really isn't something you can change. So if you are a lefty or have a kid who is, rest easy, as there are many great things about it.