I’m Left-Brainded

Eep. I just re-read that title. Sounds like I’m left brain dead. Well, ok then.

Here’s a cool little test to take called the Mind Media Brain Persuasion Test, horked from the pages of Gratuitous Sax and Senseless Violins. It’s kinda long, but it gives you a detailed “brain usage profile” when you’re done. For example, I supposedly use the left side of my brain 76% of the time and am slightly more of a visual (56%) than auditory (43%) learner. I wonder what the other 1% is?

Your Brain Usage Profile

Auditory : 43%
Visual : 56%
Left : 76%
Right : 23%

Lester, you are somewhat left-hemisphere dominant and show a preference for visual learning, although not extreme in either characteristic. You probably tend to do most things in moderation, but not always.

Your left-hemisphere dominance implies that your learning style is organized and structured, detail oriented and logical. Your visual preference, though, has you seeking stimulation and multiple data. Such an outlook can overwhelm structure and logic and create an almost continuous state of uncertainty and agitation. You may well suffer a feeling of continually trying to “catch up” with yourself.

Your tendency to be organized and logical and attend to details is reasonably well-established which should afford you success regardless of your chosen field of endeavor. You can “size up” situations and take in information rapidly. However, you must then subject that data to being classified and organized which causes you to “lose touch” with the immediacy of the problem.

Your logical and methodical nature hamper you in this regard though in the long run it may work to your advantage since you “learn from experience” and can go through the process more rapidly on subsequent occasions.

You remain predominantly functional in your orientation and practical. Abstraction and theory are secondary to application. In keeping with this, you focus on details until they manifest themselves in a unique pattern and only then work with the “larger whole.”

With regards to your career choices, you have a mentality that would be good as a scientist, coach, athlete, design consultant, or an engineering technician. You can “see where you want to go” and even be able to “tell yourself,” but find that you are “fighting yourself” at the darndest times.

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6 Responses to I’m Left-Brainded

  1. What side of the brain do you favor?

    Take the Mind Media Brain Persuasion Test and see how you come out. I agree somewhat with the results, too,

  2. Brian says:

    My scores:

    Auditory : 50%
    Visual : 50%
    Left : 78%
    Right : 21%

    I’m surprised to be so balanced between auditory and visual.

  3. skits says:

    Wasn’t that the coolest test? And, frighteningly accurate, in my case. ha!

  4. Kim says:

    Hey, how come you’re 76% left and 23% right? Where did that leftover 1% go?

  5. Kim says:

    Oh. I just read the first part of your post and I see you noticed that missing 1% already. Heh.

  6. Solonor says:

    It all works out. 76% of the time I use the left side. 23% I use the right side. 1% I jump up and down and yell MONKEY! (Actually, I think that estimate is a little low…)

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