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    I have better Se than I should for some reason. Probably years of art school has beaten it into me.

    I am bad at most team sports but I have two black belts and many a trophy and medal in different kinds of fencing. I used to play hurling when I was in secondary school and was pretty alright at it.

    I had surgery to extend my legs when I was 13 years old and have yet to recover from the shift in my center of gravity. I am now super clumsy because my brain hasn't quite figured out how to deal with the extra height.

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    I enjoyed all types of sports growing up.. I was never really "Outstanding" at any one paticular sport but I would say I was an "all-around athlete"..
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    I was just thinking about physical reasons why we have trouble with some sports.

    I was left-handed as a child and was forced to learn how to use my right hand. And I'm left-eye dominant. I think this may have created some problems for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anja View Post
    I was just thinking about physical reasons why we have trouble with some sports.

    I was left-handed as a child and was forced to learn how to use my right hand. And I'm left-eye dominant. I think this may have created some problems for me.
    The left-handed reason makes sense.

    I don't know that there were physical reasons for me. I simply wasn't skilled at team sports. Didn't have a fast enough reaction time, I suppose, and then on top of that didn't have the coordination and body/eye connection that I needed. And too many outside variables to keep track of. Team sports was akin to going into a war zone from my perspective.

    Ballet and rock climbing are different. Same goes for walking/running/any solo sport like that. No external stimuli to keep track of - everything is controlled from within. Just me and my awareness of my body and movement and balance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cascademn View Post
    The left-handed reason makes sense.

    I don't know that there were physical reasons for me. I simply wasn't skilled at team sports. Didn't have a fast enough reaction time, I suppose, and then on top of that didn't have the coordination and body/eye connection that I needed. And too many outside variables to keep track of. Team sports was akin to going into a war zone from my perspective.

    Ballet and rock climbing are different. Same goes for walking/running/any solo sport like that. No external stimuli to keep track of - everything is controlled from within. Just me and my awareness of my body and movement and balance.
    I sense an element of barely forgotten pain from teamsport experiences at school.

    *picks Cascademn for his team, first out of all the choices*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    I sense an element of barely forgotten pain from teamsport experiences at school.

    *picks Cascademn for his team, first out of all the choices*
    Indeed (however, you have just ruined your chance of winning). It was a long, long time ago, but I distinctly recall all of it. The anxiety, the horror, the embarrassment..blah.

    Better to be older when none of that crap matters anymore!
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    NF's and sports ... better since I've gotten older. I needed to learn to have confidence in my body first.

    Plus, I was always too concerned about doing a good job and not being injured by more aggressive classmates. LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cascademn View Post
    Indeed (however, you have just ruined your chance of winning). It was a long, long time ago, but I distinctly recall all of it. The anxiety, the horror, the embarrassment..blah.

    Better to be older when none of that crap matters anymore!
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    "Do you often have bruises on your upper legs from walking into the corners of desks and other furniture"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    I've thought for a while that one of the questions to establish whether someone is an NF is..

    "Do you often have bruises on your upper legs from walking into the corners of desks and other furniture"?
    See, that's the thing though. I'm very in tune with my own body and my immediate surroundings, and I can't really relate to walking into stuff (although I do it occasionally - but I figure everyone does it occasionally). Because it's stationary!! (but I know a lot of NF's are otherwise)

    Team sports is different - everything is moving. Like I said, it's a war zone. Too much to keep track of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cascademn View Post
    See, that's the thing though. I'm very in tune with my own body and my immediate surroundings, and I can't really relate to walking into stuff (although I do it occasionally - but I figure everyone does it occasionally). Because it's stationary!! (but I know a lot of NF's are otherwise)

    Team sports is different - everything is moving. Like I said, it's a war zone. Too much to keep track of.
    Ah! So it's just about peripheral vision and team dynamics?

    Interesting... I find those easy(ish)... I enjoy playing cricket and as a youngster played and enjoyed a lot of soccer and rugby. When i was bad it was due to lack of personal coordination (particularly at soccer)

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