No wonder some people think I’m nuts–the left side of my brain is too heavy

On the advice of a civilian contract worker here on base, I took a left brain/ right brain test today. She gives the test to everyone who works around her so that she can judge how these people learn and how to handle them. I didn’t take the exact test that she administers, but I took a couple of others online. Not really what I wanted to learn.  Not only am I left-brain dominant–I’m extremely left-brain dominant. The last test I took, there were 18 questions. I answered all 18 as a left-brain dominant person.

Of course people do change though their lifetime in how they use their brains. But right now, I’m an ultra-leftist! Help…

Here’s what lefties are like:

Are you very organized? Do you believe that there is a right way and a wrong way to do everything? If so, you may be left-brain dominant.

Characteristics of Left Brain Students

  • You probably work with a To-Do list
  • You like to be the critic in class
  • You’re good at math or science
  • You are rational and logical
  • Your research is precise and well-documented
  • You set goals for yourself
  • You can interpret information well
  • Your room is orderly
  • You can answer questions spontaneously
  • You follow directions and you do read directions (unlike some people)
  • You aren’t touchy-feely
  • You can listen to a long lecture without losing patience
  • You don’t let feelings get in your way
  • You like action movies
  • You read sitting up
  • Your words are precise 

Your Classes


  • In history class, you are able to remember dates and processes.
  • In math class, you enjoy going through a long calculation.
  • You like the order of science.
  • In English class, you have a good understanding of grammar and sentence structure. 

Advice for Left Brain Students


  • Study in a quiet room
  • You can do math but get impatient trying to explain it to someone who struggles—so don’t volunteer to be a tutor unless you know you have the patience
  • You like to lead in a study group, so go ahead and volunteer
  • Join a debate team or academic competition
  • Try to excel at the science fair. You can be a winner
  • Take advantage of your skills in math and science
  • Choose non-fiction reading
  • You prefer factual questions and assignments, as opposed to open-ended questions
  • You can organize your notes well, so you should
  • Keep your room organized
  • Don’t argue with the teacher too much
  • Choose to do analytical essays
  • Work alone when you have a choice. You get frustrated with others who “clown around”
  • Avoid “free thinking” teachers if they confuse you
  • Take more risks. Don’t be afraid to be creative 

You might be a finalist on Jeopardy some day!


3 Responses to “No wonder some people think I’m nuts–the left side of my brain is too heavy”

  1. 1 Mike Rozos
    January 27, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    From this I deduce the following:

    I must be NO brain dominant!

  2. 2 kernunos
    January 30, 2009 at 2:09 am

    You were originally left handed so right side dominant in your brain. Does changing the hand you use change the dominant side of your brain? Hmmmmmmmmmm.

  3. January 30, 2009 at 7:59 am

    Well for one thing, let me say that I think much of the above stated tendancies are probably psuedo-science. I am very right-hand dominant now, though. On the other hand, I do see many things that are appropriate to me. But maybe it’s just like the horoscope; the list shows things that everyone would agree about of themselves.

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