# Writing with two hands?

1. Jan 30, 2010

### MathematicalPhysicist

Any one has ever tried to write with both hands?

I mean being able to do it, I guess if you have a dominated hand, you should practice a lot with your hand writing skill with the "dormant" hand.

Do you remember your first grade assignements which asked you to write down a few alphabetical letters repeatededly, I guess it's a skill as every other skill, and if I wish to acquire it with my left hand I should do it excessively like in elementary school.

The only advantage for having hand writing skill with both hands is to shorten the overload on one hand.
The big disadvantage is having to relearn this skill...

2. Jan 30, 2010

### Astronuc

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My mom taught us how to learn to write with both hands, but I'm right-handed, and rarely use my left hand. My mom and youngest brother are left-handed. My mother-in-law is left-handed. My son is left-handed.

3. Jan 30, 2010

### Kronos5253

4. Jan 30, 2010

### WiFO215

I can write with both hands, and for a short period, tried writing with both at the same time. This was far more difficult and came out very slowly. Co-ordination at the beginning was terrible! I got a little better at it with practice, which isn't saying very much, and then ultimately gave up. It was fun though.

5. Jan 30, 2010

### Newai

I have been working on that for a few weeks. I also plan to write with closed eyes, visualizing the lines and edges of the sheets before moving on to unlined paper. I'll also try variations such as upside-down and mirror.

Eventually, I'll be attempting crisp lines and circles.

6. Jan 30, 2010

### BobG

Ah, I see you're getting good at typing with both hands.

I learned how to type with both hands, too. Eventually, though, I let each hand specialize and now each hand just concentrates on typing only its assigned letters.

7. Jan 30, 2010

### Newai

Just wait till you try using a pointing device, such as a "mouse," with no more than wrist movement!

-Er, I just caught what you mean. Deleted duplicate post. :rofl:

8. Jan 30, 2010

### logickills

I always tried to write with both hands but failed utterly. I can dribble a basketball fairly proficiently with both hands if that counts for something haha.

9. Jan 31, 2010

### zomgwtf

when I was younger I was able to write with both hands no problems and I could also write backwards hmph. I was quite a weird child.

10. Jan 31, 2010

I have always written with one hand.