Finding The Most Dominant Hand

It is obvious to look at somebody when writing to find their most dominant hand, but there are a few ways to find somebodies most dominant hand. One of these ways is that a person will most probably but their mobile phone or wallet on the side of their most dominant hand in their pocket (Mostly Males). I know I always put my phone in my left pocket without even thinking about it however, some people may put phones and wallets in their pocket in which they feel most comfortable. So do not go on this alone, try and find other ways to see which is their more dominant hand by seeing what hand they hold a glass in or what hand they use to answer the phone on to support your answer.

For women, they will usually put their hand bag or carry their bag in their more dominant hand as they will feel more natural, but do not go on this alone. Women will also usually apply make up or other things to their face with their more dominant hand as it is usually the more steady of the two.

Another way to find out is, to look at what foot the person takes their first step on. The balance of probability is that the side of which the foot is first stepped on to is their strongest or most dominant side, therefore it is probably that side of which their strongest hand is on.

In an aggressive or dangerous situation, people with slight knowledge of fighting or self defence will turn so that their strongest side of the body is the furthest away from the person or object in which is dangerous. This is like boxing in which the strongest arm is the furthest away from the opponent, so that the stronger and more critical punches are from their strongest side. This may not be as visible in public but a person will slightly turn their body into this stance unconsciously. It may be just a slight leg movement or just a dropped shoulder which occurs but it is a good way to find a persons strongest side.

Do not take one of these into account, try and find other sources of evidence to back up your answer to try and figure out the most probable of the two arms which is their dominant side. It is good to try this on people you have only just met or people you don’t know very well. I suggest practicing this as often as you can, and you will discover your own ways to identify a persons most dominant hand.

I would like to hear about what you have discovered and other observations you have done to figuring out a persons most dominant side.



I just thought I would post on my blog that I have  graduated from university today with a degree of policing and criminal evidence. From this I have more spare time to do my own research and post on this blog. I will be returning to university after the summer to do another one year course too, but for the time being I am on summer break and will be working on my blog

Reading People’s Hand Movements

I will be uploading a new post soon on reading peoples hand movements and how these might explain what they are feeling towards you or in general and also how to look for these signs. Keep an eye out for this post, as i feel that it may be very useful for all people to observe others in relation to hand movements and gestures.

Reading People’s Leg Movements

I have studies peoples legs for a while now, in terms of body language. I have found that when a person is feeling un easy or anxious they will tend to bounce their legs up and down (this is more common in men). However for women when they are feeling the same they can move their feet in circular motions when their legs are crossed sat down.

I have also found that when in a non interesting conversation the person will not face you square on, they will stand slightly to one side or face the way they were heading. However once they feel more engaged or interested in the conversation the person will naturally turn to face you square on. It is interesting when you notice this in real conversation because you can determine how the conversation is going for the opposite party. This can work both ways. For example, the person may face you square on at the start and once they feel the conversation isn’t going anywhere or they aren’t interested anymore they will then start to turn away from you slowly.

I encourage you to try these out when you are in real conversation as most people will do this wether it be speaking with friends or family or speaking to a complete stranger, most people will do this and it is very interesting to observe