Tuesday, August 30, 2011

right vs. left brain

One of my roommates sent me links to two simple, online tests for right- vs. left-brain tendencies. I responded with a snarky, "I feel like I'm not going to be surprised..." and then was, somewhat! I liked the results, so I'm posting them here, but not remotely expecting anyone else to enjoy them half as much as I did. :)

Quizzes here for anyone who wants to try - if you do, please share the results! These kind of things fascinate me. :)

My results
Right brain: 42-25%
Left brain: 55-58%

Lynnae, you are somewhat left-hemisphere dominant with a balanced preference for auditory and visual inputs. Because of your "centrist" tendencies, the distinctions between various types of brain usage are somewhat blurred.

Your tendency to be organized and logical and attend to details is reasonably well-established which should afford you success regardless of your chosen field of endeavor, unless it requires total spontaneity and ability to improvise, your weaker traits. However, you are far from rigid or overcontrolled. You possess a degree of individuality, perceptiveness, and trust in your intuition to function at much more sophisticated levels than most.

Having given sufficient attention to detail, you can readily perceive the larger aspects and implications of a situation or of learning. You are functional and practical, but can blend abstraction and theory into your framework readily.
The equivalence of your auditory and visual learning orientation gives you two equally effective sensory input systems, each with distinctive features. You can process both unidimensionally and multidimen- sionally with equal facility. When needed, you sequence material while at other times you "intake it all" and store it for processing later.

Your natural ability to use your senses is also synthesized in your way of learning. You can be reflective in your approach, absorbing material in a non-aggressive manner, and at other times voracious in seeking out stimulation and experience.

Overall you tend to be somewhat more critical of yourself than is necessary and avoid enjoying life too much because of a sense of duty. You feel somewhat constrained and tend to sometimes restrict your expressiveness. In any given situation, you will opt for the rational, and learning of almost any type should be easy for you. You might need certain ideas explained to you in order to fit them into your scheme of things, but you're at least open to that!


Mary Ann said...

spot on.

Andrew L. said...

58% right brain, 42% left brain- Cool link!

Mary Ann said...

64 and 36 - care to guess which is right and which is left?

LynnaeEtta said...

Andrew, that's oddly familiar sounding! And Mom, no need to guess. It's pretty obvious. :)

Did either of you have a favorite bit in the summary/explanation they gave for your results?

Andrew L. said...

Ha, didn't even see the exact reversal there. nice! A couple of favorites.

LB--"You have difficulty processing the information of symbols, and would rather see the real object in order to understand. You probably hated algebra"

"Logical processing is not one of your strengths, so you may tend to rely on a "gut" feeling."

RB--"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."

Sounds about right.

LynnaeEtta said...

Haha - nice! Did you hate algebra? :) The right brain analysis is pretty cool, too; your blog was a great case in point of that!

Andrew L. said...

yeah it nailed the algebra thing! based on the left brain summary, I imagine IT is probably a pretty good fit for you as well.