I've always enjoyed leading workshops on creativity, and that workshop includes a discussion about the more analytical left brain and the more creative right brain. A couple of years ago, I took an online test to see which hemisphere of the brain I was using more. I ran across the results recently and decided to take the test again, just to see if it would come out the same. I thought some of you might have fun taking the test too (a link to the test is below).
I found it interesting that my preference between visual and auditory processing changed from two years ago, but my slight right-hemisphere dominance held true. So here are my results, just in case you're interested. Don't say I ever kept anything a secret from you. 😉
Your Brain Usage Profile:
Robin, 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 unidimensionally. 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.
So are you curious to know your own results? If so, follow this link, enter your first name in the box, and press Enter. The next page is a little confusing because there is a sign up for a newsletter and ads for other tests. Just find the short paragraph in bold that says, "Just remember, there are no right or wrong answers – only responses that will help identify your brain personality." Immediately below that paragraph is a link that says, "Please click here to continue." Click and you're on your way. It's a fast quiz of 20 questions.
Did you learn anything fascinating or surprising about yourself? Do share!
Update: In original post, I dropped the link to the test. I added above and here it is, too: http://mindmedia.com/braintest.html