Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Brain Usage—Minimal?

My dearest Dearest Damselfly at Winged Musings has discovered another personality test. This is what it told me—apparently I am a paradox.

Your Brain Usage Profile:

Auditory : 64%
Visual : 35%
Left : 31%
Right : 68%

Scout, you show a slight right-hemisphere dominance with a moderate preference for auditory processing, an unusual and somewhat paradoxical combination of characteristics. (I question the use of the words "slight" and "moderate" in this case)

You are drawn to a random and sometimes nonchalant synthesis of material. You learn as it seems important to a specific situation, and might even develop a resentment of others who attempt to direct your learning down a specific channel.

Your right-hemispheric dominance provides a structure that is only loosely organized and one which processes entire swatches of reality, overlooking details. You are emotional in your reactions and perceptual more than logical in your approach, although you can impose structure and a language base when necessary.

Your auditory preference, on the other hand, implies that you process information sequentially and unidimensionally. This combination of right-brain and auditory modes creates conflict, as you want to process data more rapidly than your natural processes allow.

Your tendency to be creative and free-flowing is accompanied by sufficient ability to organize and be logical, allowing you a reasonable degree of success in a number of different endeavors. You take in information methodically and systematically which can then be synthesized rapidly. In this manner, you manage to function consistently well, although certainly less efficiently than you desire.

You prefer the abstract and are a theoretician at heart while retaining the ability to be practical. You find the symbolism in a great deal of what you encounter and are something of a "mystic."

With regards to your lifestyle, you have the mentality which would be good as a philosopher, writer, journalist, or instructor, or possibly as a systems designer or social worker. Perhaps most important is your ability to "listen to your inner voice" as a mode of skipping over unnecessary steps to achieve your goals.

4 comments:

dive said...

Robyn, you are the most creative and artistic person I know. I think your brain is ambidextrous.

Rich said...

Not to worry Robyn, more people than you realize have auditory processing disorders. :)

Maria said...

Well, I certainly agree about the writer part.

What did you think? Did it hit the mark?

Scout said...

Maria, I think the rest of it pretty much hit the mark, although I always thought of myself as a visual thinker.

Rich, did I say I have a disorder?

Dive, thanks, maybe.