Brain Balance

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A Quiz from Don that is about as accurate as most--though it pretends to some sort of scientific background:

Your Brain Usage Profile

Auditory : 41%
Visual : 58%
Left : 50%
Right : 50%

You exhibit an even balance between left- and right- hemisphere dominance and a slight preference for visual over auditory processing. With a score this balanced, it is likely that you would have slightly different results each time you complete this self-assessment quiz.

You are a well-rounded person, distinctly individualistic and artistic, an active and multidimensional learner. At the same time, you are logical and disciplined, can operate well within an organization, and are sensitive towards others without losing objectivity. You are organized and goal-directed. Although a "thinking" individual, you "take in" entire situations readily and can act on intuition.

You sometimes tend to vacillate in your learning styles. Learning might take you longer than someone of equal intellect, but you will tend to be more thorough and retain the material longer than those other individuals. You will alternate between logic and impulse. This vacillation will not normally be intentional or deliberate, so you may experience anxiety in situations where you are not certain which aspect of yourself will be called on.

With a slight preference for visual processing, you tend to be encompassing in your perceptions, process along multidimensional paths and be active in your attacking of situations or learning.

Overall, you should feel content with your life and yourself. You are, perhaps, a little too critical of yourself -- and of others -- while maintaining an "openness" which tempers that tendency. Indecisiveness is a problem and your creativity may not be in keeping with your potential. Being a pragmatist, you downplay this aspect of yourself and focus on the more immediate, obvious and the more functional

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I can't argue too much with this:

33% Auditory
66% Visual
61% Left
38% Right

"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....

"...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."

This is a HUGE problem when writing essays. I study a bit, get amazing ideas--then try to plan them and lose all continuity!

My best papers involve starting the first paragraph 22 times, wadding it up, then cranking the whole thing out in one sitting on the 23rd try.

CAREERS: "scientist, coach, athlete, design consultant, or an engineering technician."

I would make a good scientist. I love experiments, and collecting lots of data doesn't bore me.

Coach? Not for sports, but for life, maybe!

Athlete? uh-no.

Design Consultant? No visual taste whatsoever. Critic? Maybe...

Engineering Technician? I did have that job from 1981 to 1986. When I had the chance to ask questions, study MUCH DATA in failure logs, and fiddle around on my own with the machine after hours, I eventually did quite well. (I do not have much native mechanical ability; my strength as a technician was absorbing an encyclopedia's worth of knowledge of my machine's failure precedents!).


You've got to admit that you are a pretty "all-around" guy!

Better to exhibit anxiety because you've got "too many aspects" to choose from than to be stranded in a state of intracranial gridlock (like me and, perhaps, Don)!

Dear KTC,

I was thinking about the comment regarding pragmatism at the end. And I was conflating pragmatism with being a pragmatist. The latter, I philosophically am not; however, after thinking about it, I suppose I am actually somewhat pragmatic--not concerned with the genesis of a problem (who did what that resulted in the snafu) so much as its solution. Interesting the way we read into the simplest things.



Substitute the word "sensible" or "reasonable" for "pragmatic," and I think it'll fit you fine!



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