Are Left-Handed People Smarter?

I recently came across an interesting article on MSN asking the question, “Are Left-Handed People Smarter?”.  This article suggests that indeed left-handed people do historically have a higher IQ score than right-handed people.  The downside is that they tend to have worse memories.

Famous “smart people” such as Isaac Newton, Ben Franklin, Albert Einstein, and almost all of our presidents over the last 30 years have all been left-handed.

If you are left-handed (or even right-handed), take our Free IQ Test and post your score on this blog.

15 Responses to Are Left-Handed People Smarter?

  1. terry December 14, 2008 at 11:52 pm #

    uh huh…I’m a lefty

  2. Theresa December 15, 2008 at 4:35 am #

    "The downside is that they tend to have worse memories."

    Isn’t that a completely contradictory statement to saying lefties are smarter?

  3. Rose March 4, 2009 at 1:21 am #

    Righty here an I scored 127!! Woo hoo! Sending this to my lefty boyfriend to se how he fares!

  4. Rose March 4, 2009 at 1:21 am #

    Righty here an I scored 127!! Woo hoo! Sending this to my lefty boyfriend to se how he fares!

  5. ella October 4, 2009 at 5:39 am #

    i only scored 101 🙁 i am left handed and i find i am terrible at math! good with anything visual though.

  6. Hayley December 22, 2009 at 12:33 am #

    got 123 on the IQ test, but 128 on the spacial IQ test!

  7. Yarden June 9, 2010 at 11:19 pm #

    just got 140 in 2:30 in the morning while chatting on skype. (hope speed didnt matter)
    and im a lefty
    guess its not bad

  8. nick wimer August 1, 2010 at 10:00 pm #

    awesome

  9. Daniel July 8, 2011 at 4:36 am #

    Im a lefty and I scored 96. I think lefties would suck in this because this is way to rational. Left handed people are more visual than rational, and that’s what this IQ quiz is all about. It aint really fair…

  10. teletuby September 30, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    This is not true. I know a lot of lefties that are just retarded. Although I noticed that they like working. Well, I heard a theory that being a lefty is not normal that’s why they tend to exercise their brain more so that they can function to that disability. Maybe that’s why they think lefties are smarter.

  11. Langford Banda October 9, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    I’m a lefty and biological information proves that lefties are smarter because they use their right hemisphere of the brain for vivid vision[picture] that summarizes for their Artistic being..So,how can they be artistic if they have poor memories and where is their smartness based on if not for the brain?In general,everyone is smarter and unique..

  12. Hamid H. October 13, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    I have done/ given IQ tests three times. Once I scored 128, some months later 122, and two years ago scored 142… But there are so many kinds of IQ tests. The last one was so easy I think. lol.

  13. shelley November 12, 2011 at 6:27 am #

    @ teletubby: I am left handed and have much more comon sense and perception than anyone I know, except for my daughter who is left handed, she’s the only person I can hold an intelligent conversation with. I have a bad memory, yes, but that’s because we think at a higher level and don’t have a need to remember mindless crap. YOU are the retard, not us.

  14. Zingerie November 22, 2011 at 7:42 am #

    I only eat and write with my left hand but I do everything else on my right hand like throwing, cutting etc!

  15. casey sharp January 13, 2013 at 4:28 am #

    !@#$%^&*()_+teletuby have you ever herd episodic memory I will be on my death bed and associate all I know about lefties and remember you they see the big picture have math center in their hemisphere and can skip straight to the answer they have better memory can take in more stimuli at one time the reason you think they are retarded sometimes is in the world of personality tests they are perceivers (wait to see what happens) but you you have the language center in your hemisphere and again in tests righters are judgers (take action) so apparently there is communication barriers smart one.

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