ARE YOU A RIGHT-BRAIN OR LEFT-BRAIN THINKER?
Are you a genius at certain jobs but feel like a half-wit when trying to complete other types of work? The two sides of the brain each have distinct preferences and capabilities, and your strong suits and weaknesses are frequently based upon the side of your brain that is dominant.
The left and right brain functions are responsible for differences in people and how they process information. Whether you use your left brain and right brain together or have a dominant half explains a great deal about how you learn and express yourself. While many people think artists are right brained, this isn't always the case. For example, some artists plot out their painting long before the first brush stroke, which would indicate left brained planning.
Find out whether or not you are a right or left brain thinker and check out the career choices that correlate.
Better at math and science than art and literature?
The great outdoors and athletics are favorites of people who are right-brain thinkers, and a career that can combine the two, like one as a recreation director, is perfect.
Staying indoors and reading are favorites of people who are left-brain
thinkers, and a career that can combine the two, like one as a librarian,
Group-oriented people are usually right-brain thinkers, making a job in retail a good fit for their lifestyle preference.
Loners are usually left-brain thinkers, making a job in accounting a good fit for their lifestyle preference.
When given instructions, are lots of pictures easier to understand than
lots of text?
JOBS FOR RIGHT BRAIN THINKERS
ARE YOU LEFT OR RIGHT BRAIN PREDOMINANT?
Look at the photo below for about 30 seconds and have a think about what you see. Then read below to evaluate the results of what you saw and find out if you are left or right brain orientated.
If you see the lady turning Clockwise you are Using Right Brain.
If you see the lady turning Counter-Clockwise you are Using Left Brain.
Some people do see both ways, but most people see it only one way.
See if you can make her go one way and then the other by shifting the brain's current. BOTH DIRECTIONS CAN BE SEEN. If you look away, she may switch from one direction to the other. We find that if you just look at her feet or relax and look at the floor where the reflection shows, she will switch direction!
Experimentation has shown that the two different sides, or hemispheres, of the brain are responsible for different manners of thinking.
Most individuals have a distinct preference for one of these styles of thinking. Some, however, are more whole-brained and equally adept at both modes. In general, schools tend to favor left-brain modes of thinking, while down playing the right-brain activities.
Left-brained test subjects focused on logical thinking, analysis, and accuracy.
There is a lot of research showing meditation, hypnosis and brainwave entertainment audios can help create unity between the left and right sides of your brain. This can be quite useful to 'exercise your mind' so to speak. Promoting unity of thought can help create more clarity in your decision making processes. This means you will neither 'over-think' about things too much with your left brain -- or be 'too creative' with decisions that require logical analysis with your right brain. See A Message for Managers.
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