I was checking out some of my blogs that I follow this morning and happened upon a fun little bit on The Raisin Chronicles.
Go take these little tests and report back with your results.
Left v Right- quick test
Right v Left- slightly longer test
Here's how I came out... and I suppose it isn't much of a surprise.
I'm pretty strongly right brained in both tests.
This means that I:
"big picture" oriented
symbols and images
present and future
philosophy & religion
can "get it" (i.e. meaning)
knows object function
What I find really interesting in the little lists from that first test are that right brained people get words like "believe" and "appreciate" and left brained people get "knowing" and "acknowledge."
I'm betting Jeff will come back left brain.
For the second test...
Holistic (left brain would be linear) Processing information from whole to part; sees the big picture first, not the details.
Random (LB would be sequential) Processing information with out priority, jumps form one task to another.
Concrete (LB- Symbolic) Processes things that can be seen , or touched - real objects.
Intuitive (LB- logical) Processes information based on whether or not it feels right know answer but not sure how it was derived.
Nonverbal (LB- verbal) Processes thought as illustrations.
Fantasy-Oriented Processes information with creativity; less focus on rules and regulations
Of course, everyone is a mixture of left vs right. Some more strongly planted on one side than the other. I'm pretty strongly right brained.
This also intrigues me as I look at my children. How does my right brainedness impact my parenting? How does a RB person parent a LB child? How does a RB child respond to a LB parent?
If Jeff does prove out to be left brained... or somewhere in the middle... how does that impact how we relate to one another?
Share your results! And get people close to you to do the tests, too, and see how you can then look at your relationship with them and see how your left and right brained differences apply!