Directionally challenged is the word that describes me when I’m in a new place.
I have no concept of north, south, east, or west at all, so talk to me about right and left, forward or backward; give me solid directions, not vague pointers.
Another thing that prevents me from getting lost in the labyrinth of paths and alleys are the landmarks; “That tall building on the corner is where you have to turn left, or that gas station on the right is where you will find the store you’re looking for”
Conversely, I’m pretty bad at giving directions myself, and most people just request me not to try to explain where they are supposed to go, for my directions consist of telling people to go ‘this way or that way without telling right or left. My problem is that I don’t remember which one is left and which is right!
The best tool that I rely on while going to someplace new is Google maps but the oral directions aren’t sufficient by themself, and I have to keep on looking at that red dot that I’m supposed to be aiming for.
How good are you at finding directions or are you like me getting lost when in a new place?