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Are You Right-Brained or Left-Brained?

While finishing a review book, checking email, Facebook, and Twitter (all at the same time), I came across this post from Colorimetry with a link to a “right-brain/left-brain” quiz.

Despite how scattered I obviously am, I am apparently left-brained. I even took the quiz twice to make sure. The first time, I got 26% right, and 60% left. The percentages aren’t supposed to add up to 100%. It’s how much you relate to each group. The second time, I scored 12% right and 62% left. That’s kind of an overwhelming difference. I guess I can’t get out of it.

Brain Lateralization Test Results
Right Brain (12%) The right hemisphere is the visual, figurative, artistic, and intuitive side of the brain.
Left Brain (62%) The left hemisphere is the logical, articulate, assertive, and practical side of the brain

Are You Right or Left Brained?
Personality Test by SimilarMinds.com

Left brain dominant individuals are more orderly, literal, articulate, and to the point. They are good at understanding directions and anything that is explicit and logical. They can have trouble comprehending emotions and abstract concepts, they can feel lost when things are not clear, doubting anything that is not stated and proven.

Right brain dominant individuals are more visual and intuitive. They are better at summarizing multiple points, picking up on what’s not said, visualizing things, and making things up. They can lack attention to detail, directness, organization, and the ability to explain their ideas verbally, leaving them unable to communicate effectively.

Overall you appear to be Left Brain Dominant

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According to Darwinian theory, optimal evolution takes place with random variation and selective retention. The evolution savvy individual will try many different approaches when faced with a problem and select the best of those approaches. Many historical intellectuals have confessed their advantage was simply considering/exploring/trying more approaches than others. The left brain dominant type suffers from limited approaches, narrow-mindedness. The right brain dominant type suffers from too many approaches, scatterbrained. To maintain balanced hemispheres, you need to exercise both variability and selection. Just as a company will have more chance of finding a great candidate by increasing their applicant pool, an individual who considers a wider set of options is more likely to make quality decisions.

What about you? Are you left-brained or right-brained? Were you surprised by your results?

  • http://www.burgandyice.blogspot.com Burgandy Ice

    I’m starting to feel slightly uncomfortable… since everyone who’s taken this test, so far, is so darn Left-Brained. Being Right-Brained, I have to add, not “everyone” as in “everyone on the planet”, but just the people reading my blog… which makes me wonder if I look like I need as much HELP as I feel like I do?! Now I’m brainstorming some cool questions…….

    Lol. There’s just too many possibilities. I’ll spit ‘em out and see what happens. Maybe something will come of it all!!! (That’s just lettin’ the Right-Brain spew thoughts. You like it?! I’m practicing!!!)

  • http://www.livinglearninglovinglife.com Amanda

    Don’t feel bad. I have no clue how I ended up left-brained. I mean, I can see the whole literal, logical thing, but I really am scattered all the time. And this: “They can lack attention to detail, directness, organization” totally describes me. Sort of. I over-organize, which actually leads to nothing being organized because I get overwhelmed. It’s not pretty. LOL