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Let’s Just Hope the Halves Communicate With Each Other

From Susan, this handy little test to figure out if you’re right-brained or left-brained.

I didn’t need the test to know which of my hemispheres is dominant. I’m a lefty with right-brain envy. Why be practical and orderly when you can be holistic, intuitive and artsy? Alas, I’m born to left-brainedness and straight-hairedness. I’m the geek who routinely spots typos on restaurant menus (and points them out–but I’m very nice about it).

Here’s another test if you want to find out your percentages.

If your life is filled with left-brained people who like to read, here’s the Inquest on Left-Brained Literature. Handy for holiday gift-buying for the engineer or other left-brainiac in your life.

Here’s a visual representation of how the left brain will take a photo, and how the right brain will take a photo. First, the left brain. Note how my extreme near-sightedness results in me putting the camera too close to the subject, making the words fuzzy.


Next, here’s the same subject taken by the right-brained Scout. Note that despite the rather boring subject and blah sky, the photo is almost relaxing to look at.


Ah, but it takes all kinds to make a world. I’m signing off now–I’ve got my “to do” list to attend to.

UPDATE: Just got home from work & took another look. Now she’s going to the right! Oy, what can this mean?

UPDATE #2:  Okay, the Scout just looked at her for about 45 seconds, and had her going clockwise, then counter-clockwise, then clockwise, then counter-clockwise.  I can’t make her change direction, but she’s still going to the right (clockwise) for me.


This is a personal blog. Expect a potpourri of stuff.

8 thoughts on “Let’s Just Hope the Halves Communicate With Each Other

  1. Weird. I saw the figure moving clockwise, but the second test had me as left brain dominant 48/56%. I am right handed but have the same awful penmanship of my older sister who was a lefty and forced to be right handed by the nuns.

  2. At this point, the dancer thing is some kind of weird conspiracy thing that I’m blaming on those who want to put people in a corner and not allow for the randomness of genes.

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