Have you ever been lost when you were in an unfamiliar place? I can honestly say, I have gotten lost more times than I would care to admit. There's been a couple of times I've thought I was in one place I knew until the evidence mounted that I was in another. Needless to say, I get lost easily. I eventually find my way, but I ended up walking pretty much all over the place before realizing I'm heading the wrong way and then I turn around. I'm not dumb, but I think I am lacking the portion of the brain that holds a sense of direction. I do not understand the concept of north, south, east or west. I was more comfortable with words like 'left' and 'right' or looking for certain landmarks. I'd never remembered my sister's place each time I visited her in Singapore. I needed a few days to get used to the route before I get lost again...LOL!
My youngest sister - on the other hand, she has a good spatial abilities and excellent sense of direction. She will always know where the starting point is. I envied her skill, and a little mad that she inherits that gene from my late dad. In my case, it came from my late mom.
So, are you good / bad with directions? do you think people have a natural ability rather than a practical skill when it comes to navigating? Are there ways a person could improve their sense of direction?