Even if you think you know everything about teen drama Outer Banks, or are the most knowledgeable superfan of the show and the talented cast of actors, there’s always another extra little bit of trivia that you can get under your belt. How about which hand is most dominant for the lead star Chase Stokes?
It is not known for certain whether or not Chase Stokes is right or left-handed, though he is seen using his right hand more often. Stokes has never commented on this himself, and there is no concrete proof.
Sorry to all you lefties out there, but it seems like Stokes is most likely right-handed. Still, if you are a part of the left-handed club, then don’t lose hope yet, as there’s been no official line on his preference
Let’s review some of the evidence at hand and see how solid our guess is, maybe he’s ambidextrous?
The Left-Handed Gift
Left-handedness carries with it a kind of mystique, if you’re left-handed then you are part of a special club, and membership is assigned at birth. Of course, you could learn to use your left hand, but it wouldn’t be the same thing, and you’d miss out on the access to all the alleged perks of being born left-handed.
Perhaps by going through a list of those perks we can cross-reference them against what we know of Stokes. It’s not exactly science, but perhaps if they all match up then all the southpaws have a chance at claiming Stokes as one of their own, despite the dubious legitimacy of the perks in question.
A Healthy Mind
There’s been a long-standing claim, and accompanying research, that being left-handed is somehow a potential indicator for the development of various psychological disorders. Assuming that there’s any truth to it, it is strike one against the potential of Stokes being left-handed, seeing as how he appears to be perfectly stable.
Even during the government-imposed lockdowns during 2020, Stokes looks to have kept a cool head throughout it all. Whereas some people were going stir-crazy cooped up in their homes, we’ve seen plenty of Stokes relaxing and taking it easy, clearly enjoying the free time that he gets to spend with his partner and their dog.
This one’s probably just down to Stokes being a well-balanced individual, rather than anything to do with his writing hand. In the case of the lockdown restrictions though, having a cute puppy as a companion must have helped a ton.
Another myth you might have heard, especially if you’re left-handed yourself, is the claim that lefties are in some way socially inexperienced or inhibited compared to their right-handed counterparts.
This is another one that we can discard almost immediately, you don’t become the leading character in a hit Netflix show by being an introverted wallflower. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but on top of that reasoning we’ve got plenty of Stokes showcasing his easy-going sociability on camera.
He seems calm, collected, and confident, not the traits of someone who is reclusive or shy. He might not be doing wonders for a case in favor of left-handedness, but at least he’s helping to debunk some of these myths.
The most common on the list, the idea is that being left-handed gives you a creative edge on the competition. It’s another one where the scientific jury is out on how factually accurate it is, but it is one of the few that applies perfectly to Stokes.
Not only is he creative, but he’s multi-talented too. Stokes is as equally at home penning poetry as he is strumming on a guitar.
Taking The Lead
Next up on the chopping block is the assertion that being left-handed gives you the kinds of qualities that make you a leader. At first glance, this sounds even less likely than what we went over previously, but it is actually one of the sole leftie myths that might hold some water.
According to neuroscientists, the increased brain symmetry found in left-handed individuals makes them more likely to be leaders! It’s a bit of a stretch, but Stokes is the lead character in Outer Banks.
It might be a little bit of a stretch, but it certainly seems to fit his personality as the star of the show! Unfortunately, we don’t seem to be any closer to getting a definitive answer, but at least we’ve learned a little more about the man behind his character John B.