Better than some, but much closer to average than fast.
Average is like 30 or 35, I think, so 45 is definitely not much more. I actually thought back when I typed about 80 WPM that was I was pretty average typist, maybe 60, so I think it's a lot to do with perspective. I know it certainly surprised me when I found I could type almost 100 WPM.
Typing one's own thoughts, if they are flowing, is probably faster since you can look directly at what you're typing and you don't have to process reading the text at the same time.
I personally type the proper way, with all 10 fingers. I'm a programmer by trade so fast efficient typing is important. When typing out text from my own thoughts I average above 100wpm. When copying text like on that speed test site, I do between 85-95 wpm on average, depending on the complexity of the text (ie punctuation and capitalization as well as unusual words or spellings).
Lmao i can type with all 10 fingers (if you thought all 12 then something is really wrong, or if you dont count the thumbs... thats fine)
I get around 75 words per minute... you should add that to the poll (as another question with like 0-29, 30-59, 60-89, 90-119 words per minute.
I can recite bilingual keyboards (i.e. english and hebrew.)
Usually, I use all 10 fingers. I don't use my little fingers much though, only when I need shift or a ' or something like that. In elementary school, they taught all of us how to type correctly. Sorry if this sentence seems really dry and emotionless, I'm trying to hard to count which fingers I use to type.
I can type pretty fast even though they dont teach it at my school I think it is one of those things you need to learn by yourself everyone is different even in the smallest regard about how they type.