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5 Myths About Left-Handed People We All Need to Stop Believing (and 2 Surprising Truths)

Reader's Digest Logo By Alyssa Jung of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 7: <p>There are some things that <a href="https://www.rd.com/health/wellness/things-creative-people-do/1">all super creative people have in common</a>; being left-handed isn't one of them. The link between left-handers and creativity is a longstanding myth that is likely just that—a myth. A 1995 study found left-handed men tended to think more creatively when problem-solving; however, there was no difference in the thinking between female righties and lefties. 'When you look at actual creative achievements in one’s lifetime, the evidence is not strong for association with left-handedness,' Ronald Yeo, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of Texas-Austin told <a href="http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20961805,00.html">Health</a>.</p>

Myth: Lefties are more creative

There are some things that all super creative people have in common; being left-handed isn't one of them. The link between left-handers and creativity is a longstanding myth that is likely just that—a myth. A 1995 study found left-handed men tended to think more creatively when problem-solving; however, there was no difference in the thinking between female righties and lefties. 'When you look at actual creative achievements in one’s lifetime, the evidence is not strong for association with left-handedness,' Ronald Yeo, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of Texas-Austin told Health.

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