Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Right Brained or Left Brained? A Test



Are you right-brained or left-brained? I've seen many of these online tests, but some of them ended with squirrelly results. This test, I think, is pretty accurate.


This was my result. What was yours?

Left BrainRight Brain
60%40%

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.


Skating judge? Ha ha ha. Well, the next time the Olympics rolls around, maybe I'll send in an application! :-)


~~Angie

15 comments:

Ruthie said...

Hmmm....I was 66% left and 34% right brained. Guess I'm even more "logical" than you, Angie. Does that mean I should apply for the skating judge position, too?? LOL

Query: If you are dominantly left-brained, how come you are so creative?

Anonymous said...

56 Left, 44 Right. And, I WAS a banker, so I guess that fits. Skating judge? Not so much, although I sure love watching skating in the Olympics. Fun Test!

Re: Ruthie's query, your books have a lot of research and analytical thinking in them. Your creativity comes in the presentation. Whatever, the end result is pleasing to all us adoring fans!

Clyde

Angela said...

LOL! I was going to answer Ruthie's question by saying I create on a schedule. :-)

But Clyde's right--my books--even the most far-fetched--are reality based, and that's pure left brain material. I'd truly have a hard time writing fantasy, and nothing in me even wants to try. I'l leave that to the right brains.

Angie

Mocha with Linda said...

64% Left, 36% right. Interesting test!

Loretta Oakes said...

Left Brain 52% Right Brain 48%

Sounds like my head doesn't lean to one side. :)

I was a scientist and mathematician before kids...and now I want to be a librarian. What's with that skating judge thing? I got it too. Not so much.

Maybe that's why I like historical fiction. I stick to the facts but can make up the in-between things history doesn't say.

Thanks, Angie, that was fun.

Sara E. James said...

I found most of this to be accurate for me - 54% Left Brain and 46% right brained. However, it was VERY wrong on two categories, saying I was not good with sequences or with symbols and probably had a hard time memorizing vocab words and math forumulas. This is laughably untrue as I am a vocab queen. However, the rest was amazingly accurate.

Denise Harmer said...

73% left 27% right. Those were some interesting questions.

Kay Day said...

Well, I'm opposite of all you.
32% left and 68% right.

"you are also known as a creative thinker who uses feeling and intuition to gather information. You retain this information through the use of images and patterns. You are able to visualize the "whole" picture first, and then work backwards to put the pieces together to create the "whole" picture. Your thought process can appear quite illogical and meandering. The problem-solving techniques that you use involve free association, which is often very innovative and creative. The routes taken to arrive at your conclusions are completely opposite to what a left-brained person would be accustomed. You probably find it easy to express yourself using art, dance, or music. Some occupations usually held by a right-brained person are forest ranger, athlete, beautician, actor/actress, craftsman, and artist."

Other tests I've taken like this have put me pretty much in the middle of the brain, more like Loretta's scores, but leaning to the right.

I'm curious about how much personality plays a role in this, or vice versa.

Accidental Poet said...

I landed on Kay's side of the page - shocking.

Apparently my strongest characteristic is "fantasy-oriented."

I could be a forest ranger. This does not excite me.

Left Brain Right Brain
41% 59%



You are more right-brained than left-brained. The right side of your brain controls the left side of your body. In addition to being known as right-brained, you are also known as a creative thinker who uses feeling and intuition to gather information. You retain this information through the use of images and patterns. You are able to visualize the "whole" picture first, and then work backwards to put the pieces together to create the "whole" picture. Your thought process can appear quite illogical and meandering. The problem-solving techniques that you use involve free association, which is often very innovative and creative. The routes taken to arrive at your conclusions are completely opposite to what a left-brained person would be accustomed. You probably find it easy to express yourself using art, dance, or music. Some occupations usually held by a right-brained person are forest ranger, athlete, beautician, actor/actress, craftsman, and artist.

Angela said...

LOL, Poet Susan! Yes, but think of all the writing you could do while sitting up in a booth as a forest ranger!

Angie

Snowed-in in Alabama said...

I am 66% left and 34% right. I always thought I was more middle of the road since I can do both music and math. But when it comes to my writing, the test does explain why I prefer concise sentences (enough to get the point across), not the long, flowing ones that are prevalent in some of our Classics.

--Pam

k_stin said...

I was 58% left-brained. On the right-brain description, I was 0% random!! I"m not sure about that! Funny about the skating judge!

Kay Day said...

I'm 0% reality based.
I don't even know what to say to that.

Leslie said...

Left Brain-44%
Right Brain-56%

Angie,
I could have told you that you were (mostly) left brained just by the way you write. It took me the longest time to figure out why I generally don't like to read books written by men (I rarely complete the books I start to read) and it usually has nothing to do with the content - but its the style of writing - how the words are put on the page - and I finally figured out that I prefer right-brained writers. I figured you weren't completely left brained (cause I can finish reading your books!) but there is a noticeable difference in your writing style.

Leslie said...

Ya'll wanna see something hilarious.....


13% Logical (Your least dominant characteristic)
Your Logical Analysis

Logical processing is not one of your strengths, so you may tend to rely on a "gut" feeling to help you make your decisions from the information you have received. For example, you will often choose an answer on a test because it "feels" right, and you may be correct. This is due to the fact of your tendency to look for the whole picture but not the details that create it. You can often start with the answer and work your way back to allow yourself to see the process and parts that create the whole. You may find math problems and science experiments difficult because of this.


20% Intuitive (Your least dominant characteristic)

Your Intuitive Analysis

When you process information using this method, you do not rely on "gut" feelings but take the information and put it together piece by piece to form your conclusions. You often look at all of the different bits of information before piecing together your solution. You probably excel in such tasks as solving math problems and performing science experiments, because the intuitive method is not needed.


So I am apparently neither logical NOR intuitive. Um.....