Slightly Left in the Head

Today I discovered that I am “mildly left-hemisphere dominant” – or to be more direct – left-brained. Here’s the assessment based on a few questions at MindMedia.com:

Your Brain Usage Profile:

Auditory : 62%
Visual : 37%
Left : 66%
Right : 33%

Cari, you are mildly left-hemisphere dominant while showing a slight preference for auditory processing. This overall combination seems to indicate a well-working blend of logic and judgment and organization, with sufficient intuition, perception and creativity to balance that dominance.

You will at times experience conflict between how you feel and what you think which will generally be resolved in favor of what you think. You will find yourself interested in the practical applications of whatever material you have learned or whatever situation you face and will retain the ability to refine whatever knowledge you possess or aspects of whatever position you are in.

By and large, you will orient yourself toward intellectual activities and structure. Though not rigid, you will schedule yourself, plan, and focus on routine and continuity of operations, rather than on changes and disruptions

The same balance is reflected in your sensory preference. You will tend to be reflective and measured in your interaction style. For the most part, you will be considered objective without being cold and goal-oriented while retaining the capacity to listen to others.

Preferentially you learn by listening and maintaining significant internal dialogues with yourself. Nevertheless, you have sufficient visualization capabilities to benefit from using graphs, charts, doodles, or even body movement to enhance your comprehension and memory.

To the extent that you are even implicitly aware of your hemispheric dominance and sensory style, you will feel most comfortable in those arenas which emphasize verbal skills and logic. Teaching, law, and science are those that stand out among the professions, along with technical sales and management.

Some of the questions were “out there” for me so I am not sure I would get the same assessment if I did the test again. Still, interesting results. I do find most of the assessment to be appropriate descriptions of me, especially the “verbal skills and logic” piece. I’ve been a teacher, so that makes sense, and I’ve been in management as well. Law? Science? Not so much.

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