Do you remember when it was all the rage to talk about whether people were left brained or right brained? As a young girl, I remember my mom and aunt talking about the brain hemisphere test they had taken in a book. They were going through each person in our family and guessing whether that person was “right-brained” or “left-brained.” Even though I was still quite young, I was very intrigued by this test and begged my mom to let me take it. I did, and I ended up right down the middle. I was amazed by my result, and this was one of the first things that got me hooked on personality tests.
In case you’re not familiar with “left-brain right-brain theory,” it’s the idea that many of us have one dominant side of our brains that we operate with. This is not a scientific theory, but it’s something that people have surmised based on actual data about how the brain works. How much weight you put in it is up to you, but I know that some people (including myself) have seen it as an interesting way of typing people.
People who are right brain dominant tend to be better at creative and expressive tasks. Right-brained people are good at playing music, expressing emotions, working with color, dealing with images, and using their intuition. People who are left brain dominant tend to be better are logical, analytical, and verbal tasks. Left-brained people are good at critical thinking, reasoning, writing, and math.
So are you more right or left brain dominant? Take my quiz Are You Right or Left Brained? to find out where you fall on the brain hemisphere scale. This quiz is a bit long, but the tradeoff is a good amount accuracy…at least from what I’ve been told.
What did you get on Are You Right or Left Brained? Comment below and let me know. How true was your result for you?