Taking advantage of this period of almost unlimited free time that will soon come to a close (Kelly called!), I ran across a forum question that sounded oddly familiar, like what I would write if I was painfully honest. My internet history shows big spurts of researching something. I wasted quite a bit of time sophomore, junior year on college websites and just last week I worked myself into a frenzy by getting stuck on college, work, peace corps type sites.
That led me to an interesting blog post which described me even better than the aforementioned writings. Right brain, left brain, both? So of course, I took the oh so popular spinning girl test
Sure enough- it went both ways, but only after a surprisingly long period of only clockwise- right brained. My obsessive tendencies were not completely satisfied so I tried another 32 question test. 16-16. They don’t know. Another was almost 50-50 leaning towards the right by one measly question (which could have prob. gone either way with how indecisive I am!)
& now, having found an excellent test with satisfactory results, I am content to record their explanation and then move on.
Val, you are somewhat left-hemisphere dominant with a balanced preference for auditory and visual inputs. [50-50 again] Because of your "centrist" tendencies, the distinctions between various types of brain usage are somewhat blurred.
It goes on and gives an entire page of spot on ‘me.’ (listed below). What does yours say?
Your tendency to be organized and logical and attend to details is reasonably well-established which should afford you success regardless of your chosen field of endeavor, unless it requires total spontaneity and ability to improvise, your weaker traits. However, you are far from rigid or overcontrolled. You possess a degree of individuality, perceptiveness, and trust in your intuition to function at much more sophisticated levels than most.
Having given sufficient attention to detail, you can readily perceive the larger aspects and implications of a situation or of learning. You are functional and practical, but can blend abstraction and theory into your framework readily.
The equivalence of your auditory and visual learning orientation gives you two equally effective sensory input systems, each with distinctive features. You can process both unidimensionally and multidimen- sionally with equal facility. When needed, you sequence material while at other times you "intake it all" and store it for processing later.
Your natural ability to use your senses is also synthesized in your way of learning. You can be reflective in your approach, absorbing material in a non-aggressive manner, and at other times voracious in seeking out stimulation and experience.
Overall you tend to be somewhat more critical of yourself than is necessary and avoid enjoying life too much because of a sense of duty. You feel somewhat constrained and tend to sometimes restrict your expressiveness. In any given situation, you will opt for the rational, and learning of almost any type should be easy for you. You might need certain ideas explained to you in order to fit them into your scheme of things, but you’re at least open to that!