I'm in My Right Mind (Sort of)

Via Tracey. I had to take this twice, because one of the descriptions was way off, and I figured out that I needed to take one of the questions (about giving directions--drawing maps or giving verbal ones) more broadly. It worked.

Left Brain: 47%
Right Brain: 53%
Not surprising. My mom is left-handed, I went to high school on an art scholarship, and while I am predominantly a "righty," there are some things that either are more comfortable left-handed, or I do them left-handed without thinking.

Left Brain high and low percentages: Sequential (44%) and Verbal & Reality-based (14% each), respectively. Linear was a close second at 43% and may be the actual higher one, because the Sequential results said I was "probably an average mathematician and speller, and may or may not enjoy tasks such as making "to-do" lists." The truth is, I make to-do lists constantly, and I'm excellent at math and spelling, but higher math such as calculus just irritates me. I don't know why. The Linear comments made me nod in agreement: "When processing information using this method, you will occasionally feel the need to see the 'whole picture' before you are able to achieve results. At other times, you are able to piece all of the parts together in a straight and logical progression to form a whole, which then enables you to understand what you have processing. The information, your mood, and your level of comfortable are all factors that determine your response to a linear processing problem."

Right Brain high and low percentages: Concrete (73%--hello!) and Random (12%) respectively. The previous test had Intuitive as the highest with Concrete a close second. I don't know how I answered differently the second time, but Intuitive wound up a distant second at 53%. Still, the one for Concrete was pretty accurate: "When you process information about things that can be seen or touched you show great comfort. But when contemplating something without concrete form, you may have difficulty, and attempt to understand what is trying to be processed in visual terms. For example, if solving a math problem, it would help you to 'draw out' the problem and visualize it. Only after visualization, would you feel comfortable solving it." I did not enjoy Philosophy classes in college, I can tell you that much.

I found the analysis of the Right side of my brain more accurate than that of the Left. Spot on: "When giving directions, you probably use both visual illustrations such as, 'Keep going until you see a McDonalds on your right; then turn left at the Home Depot,' and technical terms such as, 'Travel for two miles and turn east onto First Street.'" (For Non-verbal Processing) Yup.
Also: "You have the ability to use both creativity and reality to process the information you receive. This is a unique gift that allows you to both focus on rules and regulations but to also act with creativity. You are able to adjusting [sic] to change, even though you might not like it, and you can become emotionally involved in your work if it interests you." (Fantasy-oriented) Definitely.

It didn't tell me too many new things, but it did confirm what I already "knew" about me noggin. Fun.


Mr. Bingley said…

Left Brain Right Brain
55% 45%

You are more left-brained than right-brained. Your left brain controls the right side of your body. In addition to being known as left-brained, you are also known as a critical thinker who uses logic and sense to collect information. You are able to retain this information through the use of numbers, words, and symbols. You usually only see parts of the "whole" picture, but this is what guides you step-by-step in a logical manner to your conclusion. Concise words, numerical and written formulas and technological systems are often forms of expression for you. Some occupations usually held by a left-brained person include a lab scientist, banker, judge, lawyer, mathematician, librarian, and skating judge.

Your complete evaluation follows below:

Your left brain/right brain percentage was calculated by combining the individual scores of each half's sub-categories. They are as follows:

Your Left Brain Percentages
40% Reality-based (Your most dominant characteristic)
35% Sequential
34% Symbolic
32% Linear
21% Logical
7% Verbal (Your least dominant characteristic)

Your Right Brain Percentages
48% Intuitive (Your most dominant characteristic)
24% Holistic
20% Fantasy-oriented
19% Concrete
17% Random
7% Nonverbal (Your least dominant characteristic)

My two 'least dominant' characteristics are "verbal" and "Non-verbal"??

That strikes me as rather humorous!

I'm a member of the "reality-based" community?!?!?!?! Gack!!!!!
nightfly said…
My two 'least dominant' characteristics are "verbal" and "Non-verbal"??

This explains a good deal. =)
Kate P said…
Ha ha ha--Bingley, your brain sides seem to be locked in a struggle there. Reality-based? Come over to the dark side- er, I mean riiiiight siiiide. . .
Mr. Bingley said…
I guess that explains all those little voices I hear in my head......
tracey said…
I think somewhere in my results, it tried to imply I was a bad speler, wich I am SEW knot!
Kate P said…
Oh, no way, T--other pippa are just bad readers! :)

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