Friday, September 12, 2008

Are You Right Brain or Left Brain?

We all use both hemispheres of our brains to some degree but in most people one side dominates. I took the test and here are my results:

Your Brain Usage Profile:

Auditory : 64%
Visual : 35%
Left : 40%
Right : 60%

Sally, you show a slight right-hemisphere dominance with a moderate preference for auditory processing, an unusual and somewhat paradoxical combination of characteristics.

You are drawn to a random and sometimes nonchalant synthesis of material. You learn as it seems important to a specific situation, and might even develop a resentment of others who attempt to direct your learning down a specific channel.

Your right-hemispheric dominance provides a structure that is only loosely organized and one which processes entire swatches of reality, overlooking details. You are emotional in your reactions and perceptual more than logical in your approach, although you can impose structure and a language base when necessary.

Your auditory preference, on the other hand, implies that you process information sequentially and undimensionally. This combination of right-brain and auditory modes creates conflict, as you want to process data more rapidly than your natural processes allow.

Your tendency to be creative and free-flowing is accompanied by sufficient ability to organize and be logical, allowing you a reasonable degree of success in a number of different endeavors. You take in information methodically and systematically which can then be synthesized rapidly. In this manner, you manage to function consistently well, although certainly less efficiently than you desire.

You prefer the abstract and are a theoretician at heart while retaining the ability to be practical. You find the symbolism in a great deal of what you encounter and are something of a "mystic."

With regards to your lifestyle, you have the mentality which would be good as a philosopher, writer, journalist, or instructor, or possibly as a systems designer or social worker. Perhaps most important is your ability to "listen to your inner voice" as a mode of skipping over unnecessary steps to achieve your goals.

I think it's interesting. Click here and take the twenty question quiz to find out about YOU. Please come back and report with a comment.


2nd Cup of Coffee said...

OK, I added a link to my post about my son, so please come on back. I'm late getting ready for work, so I will do your quiz later today.

Decor To Adore said...


Auditory : 64%
Visual : 35%
Left : 50%
Right : 50%

I wonder how often that it happens that someone is literally split down the middle? I would have guessed more right brain (creative).
This was interesting.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally,
That was fun! I'm 50/50.

Dawn said...

Auditory : 43%
Visual : 56%
Left : 47%
Right : 52%

That was fun!

take care,

Cathy said...

Sally, I loved that. Mine sounded pretty good I think-

The balance of left- and right-hemisphere usage is very helpful to a highly visual learner. You absorb your environment, selecting out details and simultaneously embedding them in a context, an overall perspective which adds nuances of meaning. Given the prodigious rate that you input information, you naturally utilize the services of both hemispheres more or less equally.

Many people would envy your combination of characteristics. Constantly seeking stimulation, you are artistic without needing to be "odd," an active learner and yet reasonably logical and disciplined.

Mindy said...

Here's mine:

Auditory : 31%
Visual : 68%
Left : 42%
Right : 57%

Those questions were random!

Unknown said...

Here's mine:
Auditory 42%
Visual 57%
Left 52%
Right 47%

That was fun Sally, Thanks for posting.