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
- 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!