What Being Left-Handed Might Say About Your Personality

Left Handed? Must Be A Witch

The conflict between lefties and religion dates back further, though. In the 16th and 17th centuries, pretty much the heyday of crying “Witch!” women who used their left hands were, more often than not, accused of witchcraft.

Illustration of Elderly Woman Being Led Away During the Salem Witch Trials
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This is because it was thought using one’s left hand was the sign they were working for the devil.