Therapist in Los Angeles
“One way to look at the contrast between lefties and righties, according to psychologist Yvonne Thomas, PhD, is how they approach problem solving. While those on the right might apply logical solutions to an issue, she explains that lefties have the innate ability to come up with several options, as opposed to just one black-and-white route.
Reznick has experienced this personally, explaining she often sees or feels the general idea of the task at hand, rather than needing to break down an issue into specific, tangible parts. “When parents come into my office for my help in their child’s behavior, I take time to listen to their concerns, but I form an opinion, from a feeling I get, from my intuition, rather than from a logical list of problems they offer. I am able to look under the words to the bigger picture of emotions and find a more creative solution than many others,” she shares.
This is juxtaposed with her right-handed sister who will make logical points that form the basis for her opinions, decisions, and behavior. “It hurts my brain to pull the logic out—I can, but it’s not my choice,” she continues.”
Dr. Yvonne Thomas is a therapist in Los Angeles. To read the full article “psychologist explain how left-handed people work differently” visit fastcompany.com