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November 15, 2008

Right Brain vs. Left Brain

Which side do you use the most?

Interesting test.

Posted by Cassandra at November 15, 2008 08:49 AM

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You responded as a right brained person to 9 questions, and you responded as a left brained person to 9questions.

Great. I can already hear the "half-wit" snarks.

Posted by: BillT at November 15, 2008 10:24 AM

I can't make the test work. It seemed to me that I was probably answering some questions on the right and some of the left, but to my surprise the result showed I was 18-0 on the left side. But when I took the test again, deliberately answering all the questions the other way, it still showed I was 18-0 on the left side. Maybe it's a Mac thing.

Posted by: Texan99 at November 15, 2008 12:30 PM

...deliberately answering all the questions the other way, it still showed I was 18-0 on the left side.

Deliberation is a left-side trait.

*scrambling for the bunker*

Posted by: BillT at November 15, 2008 01:20 PM

Since your left brain controls the right side of your party and your right brain controls the left side of your body, does that mean if you kill yourself using your right trigger finger a definite proof that your left brain is more suicidal than your right brain?

Posted by: Ymarsakar at November 15, 2008 02:42 PM

Left brained, 11-7...

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at November 15, 2008 02:44 PM

Since your left brain controls the right side of your party...does that mean...your left brain is more suicidal than your right brain?

No, it just means it's a party-pooping socialist.

Posted by: BillT at November 15, 2008 02:50 PM

Left brained : Linear, Logical, Sequential, Verbal, Symbolic, Reality-Based.

Yup. That's me in a nutshell.

Posted by: HomefrontSix at November 15, 2008 04:13 PM


Huh. Ya live and learn...

Posted by: BillT at November 15, 2008 05:18 PM

I got 18-0 left brain result too, and uh, I've never been accused of logical. Verbal, yep.

Posted by: Donna B. at November 15, 2008 08:44 PM

I got 18-0 left brain result too

Mac or PC?

Posted by: BillT at November 15, 2008 11:35 PM

Would anyone here be willing to subscribe and comment on my blog? Thanks.


Posted by: newrepublican at November 16, 2008 10:25 AM

It just says "reality-based". Not rooted in reality. It's more of a subtheme...

Posted by: HomefrontSix at November 16, 2008 01:06 PM


For a while, I was afraid you might have to come up with a reality-based nickname for McGyver, like Fred, or George, or Ymarsakar...

Posted by: BillT at November 16, 2008 02:49 PM

The name "MacGyver" IS reality-based! That's what his fraternity brothers called him in college. And it's what all the guys he works with call him now.

Posted by: HomefrontSix at November 16, 2008 09:03 PM

18-0 result on a PC, but using Chrome for browser. I think I'll try the test in IE.

Posted by: Donna B. at November 16, 2008 11:08 PM

In IE, I'm a 14-4 right-brainer. I am randomly concrete, holistically intuitive, and non-verbally fantasy-oriented. Or any other random combination of those terms.

Posted by: Donna B. at November 16, 2008 11:15 PM

they say that left-handed people are the only ones in their right mind.


Posted by: Snarkammando at November 17, 2008 01:03 AM

Thus meaning that left-handed people are more emotional? (just trying to start an argument here...)

Posted by: Donna B. at November 17, 2008 01:37 AM

They are if you give them a left-handed compliment.


Posted by: BillT at November 17, 2008 03:35 AM

What the...?!?!? 10 Right, 7 Left and 1 HAREBRAINED?

Stupid test. :P

Posted by: MikeD at November 17, 2008 10:12 AM

I was exactly even at 9 and 9. And on many of the questions, I would have answered "both" had that been an option.

Posted by: Leofwende at November 17, 2008 06:31 PM

When you walk into a theater, classroom, or auditorium (and assuming that there are no other influential factors), which side do you prefer.

I prefer looking up at the ceiling for assassins, snipers, bombs, and what not.

Oh, assuming that "there are no other influential factors"? Well, then, that would be straight on ahead because the peripherals catch both left and right best at that angle.

When taking a test, which style of questions do you prefer?

Subjective, of course. If I'm wrong on an objective question, I'll have a much harder time of convincing people of my view than subjective ones. Subjective questions are also nice in that if you can discover the question's bias and intentions, you can discover the answers. Whereas in objective answers you actually have to go out into the real world and find out something known as the "truth", which is much much harder and very inconvenient in the bargain.

Do you often have hunches?

Of, course. Whenever anybody starts up a conversation with something like "Saddam is evil but the US...", I know that they are a fake liberal and somebody I should watch very carefully from now on.

When you have hunches, do you follow them?

Of course not. How do you know your "hunches" aren't the programmed psychological triggers of advertisements, enemy propaganda, allied propaganda, intuition mash pots, and various other electrical discharges in your brain without deductive logic used to inspect your insides (introspection)? Of course you don't follow your hunches. They might lead you off a cliff. Hunches are there to tell you that something is very very wrong and that you need to start thinking, not following. So, no, I don't follow my hunches.

Do you have a place for everything and keep everything in its place?

Yep. Got them mines and trip wires exactly where I want them. It would be kinda hard on me if it wasn't in its place, now wouldn't it?

When you are learning a dance step, is it easier for you to

You might as well learn by imitation since if you are ever going to disguise yourself as a dancer or dance instructor, it will be based far more on feel and imitation than whatever you came up via "talking". Talking, if only to yourself if not talking to the instructor, is just your own biases and cultural corruptions messing up your ability to truly become.

7. Do you like to move your furniture several times a year, or do you prefer to keep the same arrangement?

Kinda dangerous to move furniture around here. Ya never know...

Can you tell approximately how much time passed without a watch?

I can't tell, but somebody inside me can. I just tell that somebody to wake me up at a certain hour and it happens. Doesn't always work, but that may be a will and hormone thing. Not enough adrenaline sometimes stored up.

Speaking in strictly relative terms, is it easier for you to understand

Algebra of course. You really need to understand that 6 rounds is 1 pull of the trigger times 6. Then you need to understand how many targets you expect and add up your average ammunition expectations. Ain't no geometry going to do that for ya'll. The gun handles the geometry all by itself, here in.

Is it easier for you to remember people's names or to remember people's faces?

Names, assuming one's literate and can hear, but faces will do in a pinch unless they look too much like Michael Moore.

When given the topic "school," would you prefer to express your feelings through drawings or writing?

How many am I going to have to draw? There's only so much hardware you can carry around and only so many hands to draw and aim em with. Still, drawings are better than writing. Only need hands to draw, gonna need to be able to read to write.

When someone is talking to you, do you respond to the word meaning, or do you respond to the person's word pitch and feelings?

That's hard to say. If a woman, word pitch and feelings. If a man, meaning. I assuming the one asking me this here question is a man [name of website] so I'll put meaning.

When speaking, do you use few gestures, or do you use many gestures (that is, do you use your hands when you talk)?

Do I use my hands to talk? Boy, do I ever.

Your desk or where you work is

Got to have what I need. If it is organized, I'll just have to keep organizing it whenever anything new up and changes on me.

Is it easier for you to read for main ideas or to read for specific details?

If I got a sense of where they are going with it then main ideas. If they talking about a Messiah raising the seas, then I can pretty much guess what the details are. But if I just hear em details only, then who knows what they are speaking of.

Do you do your best thinking sitting erect or lying down?

Ain't never gonna be doing any thinking lying down six feet under.

Do you feel more comfortable saying/doing humorous things or saying/doing well-reasoned things?

Waasss, Hell? Stop cheating and asking me questions you already know the answers to.

In math

Oh that's easy. I can explain how 2 equals 50 million. You see, the power of the nuclear fission reaction tends to distort common mathematical assumptions about...

Oh goody, here comes the results.

Linear Processing information from part to whole; in a straight forward logical progression.

Yep. Straight from here, through the target, and end up beyond the target. Pro gra sheeon?

Sequential Processing information in order from first to last.

Yep. Target one, target two, target three, target four.

Symbolic Processes symbols an pictures; likes to use letters, words and mathematical symbols.

So that's why I dreamt of eating unlimited mushrooms when I saw a radio active sale sign.

Logical Processes information piece by piece using logic to solve a problem.

Verbal Processes thoughts and ideas with words.

Reality-Based Processes information based on reality; focuses on rules and regulations

Rules and regulations, alright. Them like death und taxes.

Posted by: Ymarsakar at November 18, 2008 07:05 AM