Right now, before you continue reading, draw a circle on a piece of paper.
So, did you draw it clockwise or counter-clockwise? Did you start at the top or the bottom?
Read on: “Different languages: How cultures around the world draw shapes differently” (from Quartz)
I think it’s funny that when I think about how I’m drawing it, I draw it clockwise — maybe because I’ve been in Japan so long? But when I’m not thinking about it, I draw it counter-clockwise — my native-English-speaker self is still stronger subconsciously.