There are certain occupations which seem to have far more than
their fair share of left-handers, either because lefties are
particularly good at them or because left-handed thinkers are
attracted to those roles.
If you have any personal experience of occupations where
left-handers seem to be either OVER or UNDER-represented (i.e. more
or less than a 1:10 ratio) , please
get in touch and tell us more about it.
In all our contacts with advertising agencies, design houses, TV
and radio companies etc. we find more than the usual percentage of
left-handers. It must be due to the right-brain dominance of
left-handers accentuating artistic and emotional areas of life.
An article in the Financial Times says that Internet business
chiefs are twice as likely to be left-handed as in traditional
businesses. The report "How to tell a dotcom director from a
traditional business executive" was published by KPMG. Among other
clues were younger (average age 38 compared to 46), they came from
marketing or technology departments rather than from a financial
background and were less likely to have a degree. Left-hander Bill
Gates of Microsoft is as good an example as any!
Architecture and design
The right-brain wiring makes left-handers better at thinking and
visualising in 3-dimensions, which is ideal if you are designing a
We have recently been contacted by a senior London mounted
policeman who has observed that over half of his senior officers
are left-handed. We cannot think of any reason why this would be so
- if you have any ideas please email