right brain rules ok

I’d already worked this out!

Brain Lateralization Test Results
Right Brain (64%) The right hemisphere is the visual, figurative, artistic, and intuitive side of the brain.
Left Brain (40%) The left hemisphere is the logical, articulate, assertive, and practical side of the brain

Are You Right or Left Brained?
personality tests by similarminds.com

13 thoughts on “right brain rules ok

  1. I followed the prompts and found that the whole theory is stated in terms of evolutionary thinking. But I reject the theory of evolution because I wholly believe the whole Bible, which clearly states that God made the world in six days. This is a position I have come to slowly, after much reflection and prayer, having been brought up and trained within a framework of evolutionary thinking. I now comprehensively reject that framework and want no more truck with it. I now strive to do all my thinking, praying, planning, working etc within a Biblical mind-set. No doubt, I haven't got there yet, but that is my decision and aspiration. So I don't want a theory of mind and personality that validates itself in terms of evolution.

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  2. This is one of those distinctions that doesn't really work for me, and one I have often found fault with. Personally, I love being creative (writing, arts & crafts, etc) which would label me right brain; but I make my living as an accountant and love puzzles, logic problems and the sort, which would label me as left brain. So I guess by this measuring rod that would make me whole brain? Sounds like a loaf of bread. I'll just sidle over to Yawmanu's corner on this one. God helps me to be whatever brain I need to be for whatever situation He puts me in. This is one area I think science pats itself on the back too much for.

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  3. Robert, I saw the bit on that website where they interpreted it in terms of the theory of evolution, but I simply ignored that part – it is only an interpretation, it is not what the personality type theory is based on.

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  4. hey, maybe you are just very balanced in this respect. I'm sure some people are more strongly one way or the other and others closer to the middle.me, I also love logic and puzzles and am very good with numbers (I even thought at one time of training to be an accountant!) – both sides are there, I think in all of us both sides are there but it's just a question of to what extent each side is dominant, that's all.and generally, in the west there's a tendency to encourage children when they go to school to use their left brain a lot more and right-brain activity is discouraged, which is really sad. a lot of creativity gets wasted in the pursuit of "useful" education.

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  5. I haven't read the website but I have come to believe that personality types are more a case of nurture not nature. I'm sure there is some genetic mapping involved at the base of it but the majority is surely dictated by a person's environment, which a person can choose to change. I have seen personality types change when a person was determined for it to happen. I personally stand as an example of it. The personality type I grew up with was strongly dictated by my upbringing and my home life. Once I grasped the notion that I could overcome all that I set my mind to doing it and have made it happen (ongoing work, still.) But you probably posted this as a silly blog game and didn't intend for deep philosophical debate.

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  6. oh no, this isn't one of those silly Blogthings – this is supposed to be scientific. and anyway, deep philosophical debate is always good as far as I'm concerned!I'm interested in what you're saying about changing your personality type through a decision to work on it – would be interested to hear more. As far as I know, no one has worked out how much of these things are down to nurture and how much is nature, my gut instinct says that it's partly this and partly that. I'm pretty sure at least part of it is down to the environment we grow up in, the role models we are exposed to, the expectations of the world around us, etc.

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  7. Thank you for these helpful comments. Before I read them, I was already regetting the way I had approached the matter and had decided to apologise to you, Meirav, for shooting off my mouth with such arrogant aggressive ignorance, and dishonestly trying to smear the whole business of personality tests by association with Darwinism, which is an easy target for evangelicals. I say dishonestly, because you had already previously made the point that the link with Darwinism is not intrinsic to the theory of personality tests, but something which some people had tacked on at the end to make it seem more acceptable in the current climate of opinion.The fact is that I don't like all this business about personality tests. I have personal reasons, and perhaps some objective reasons; but I simply don't want to get involved in any discussion about them. That really should disqualify me from expressing any opinion about it, but being spoilt, I sometimes slip into wanting to keep my cake as well as eat it, so I resorted to the cheap option of trying to discredit it by association with Darwinism. So the only honest thing for me to do is to apologise, and, if asked, say that I'm not interested in the subject, and leave it for those who are. So that's that.[In case anyone says 'Aha! This is interesting. Just why don't you like these tests? Are you trying to cover something up? This makes you an interesting case. Tell us more'. To which I answer:………..nothing! Bless you all. Pray for me, and I'll pray for you.]

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  8. Robert, you're lovely, and I really appreciate your humility in coming back and apologising and also your ability to look inside yourself and figure out what made you react the way you did.(and of course I would love to know what it is that makes you dislike these tests so much, but I shall respect your desire to leave that stone unturned.)bless you!

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  9. my sister gave me a book for christmas once that was all about how the brain works and how that affects us personality-wise. i'll go root around and see if i can find a few of my posts on it. the author didn't use MBTi, but there was some pretty strong mapping of her theories with MBTi.

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  10. Thriving in Mind, by Katherine Benzinger.Two of my posts on the book can be found here in the INTJ group: http://intj.multiply.com/tag/benzigerBut the reviews on the Amazon page probably explain the book a bit better, since my posts were only focusing on certain ideas within the book. http://www.amazon.com/Thriving-Mind-Science-Using-Whole/dp/1880931117/The idea, if I remember correctly, had something to do with our brains having natural preferences for how it would work best. We could do things that were outside of our brain's preferences, but we'd end up more fatigued in the end than if we worked through the areas of our brain's strengths. It sorta fits some of the stuff the Introverts in the Church book said about chemical differences in the brains of introverts vs. extraverts.

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