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Saturday, April 11, 2009

It hit me the other day that I spend a lot of my day in the right side of my brain. What fun! I love being creative and writing is definitely that. 

However, I'm pretty equally right/left brained. I make lists, organize, and am always punctual. Fortunately, these things help me stay on task and write on deadline. 

So, if both sides of my brain are functional (a matter of opinion) why does it hurt my brain to write a synopsis and do substantive (major) edits? Undeniably, these tasks use both sides of the brain, requiring a creative hand in addition to a heavy dose of organization and logic. In other words, the two halves must function in tandem. Well, there you go. Clearly my two halves do not play well together. That's my theory anyway. 

If you don't know which brainedness (new word alert!) you are, take this easy quiz and find out. Or ask the people around you. They'll know.
Denise Hunter  
posted at 3:09 PM  
  Comments (11)
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At 6:03 AM, Blogger SketchGirl said...

Cool I'm right brained and your picture describes me perfectly

At 8:36 AM, Blogger The Farmer's Wife said...

I took the quiz and I'm nearly equal on both. Of course, there's no setting for bird-brain...

At 9:10 AM, Blogger Jaime said...

My work had me take a million tests. They were convinced I was massively right-brained. I kept scoring right down the middle ... of course it hasn't convinced them to let me handle payroll and accounts receivable considering my mathematics skills are non-existent. (hence the conclusion I was severely right brained) ;)

At 9:15 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Hmm I'm right down the middle on the test.

At 9:36 AM, Blogger Beverly said...

Question: Would a thoroughly right-brained person take the test? :-)

Have a great day!


(I tested right-brained, 12 to 7).

At 10:43 AM, Blogger Pam S. said...

I tested right-brained 16 to 8.

At 2:23 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

I was surprised that motivation was a right brain function.

I told Kevin it's strange that long term memory is a right brain function while short term memory is a left brain function. He asked what it means when you have no memory at all. He could not have been referring to me.

At 3:41 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

I'm definitely right-brained. Twice the amount on the right brain than the left. Hmm, so why am I struggling with motivation . . . .

At 6:03 PM, Blogger Sue said...

My right brain was 13, my left brain was 8 so I guess I walk slightly to the "right" ;-)

Fun quiz - thanks Denise :-D

At 10:23 PM, Blogger Krista Phillips said...

I was 9 and 8, so I would have to say both brained:-) And Jaime, your comment made me laugh! I'm the payroll manager where I work, and it DOES take a certain kind of brain. Most people look at me funny when they find out I also have a creative, writing side of me on top of the nerdy, love of numbers side.

At 7:03 PM, Blogger Barb said...

7 and 7. Does that make me indecisive?


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