Are You Left or Right Brained?
Published on February 20, 2012 by lahilden | Views: 7164

Understanding your strengths and weaknesses in certain areas can help you develop better ways to learn and write.
The Left Brain
The left side of the brain is considered to be adept at tasks that involve logic, language, and analytical thinking.
The left-brain is often described as being better at:
* Language
* Logic
* Critical thinking
* Numbers
* Reasoning
* Looking at things in parts instead of the whole
You are probably left-brained if you:
Like to plan out most aspects of your life and your novels.
Don’t work well with distractions.
Zero in on details instead of the whole.
Tend to prefer step-by-step learning.
Like things structured.
Make your decisions based on logic, facts, and reason.
Like to do one thing at a time.
Learn best with things are presented in sequential form.
The Right Brain
According to the left-brain, right-brain dominance theory, the right side of the brain is best at expressive and creative tasks.
Some of the abilities that are popularly associated with the right side of the brain include:
* Recognizing faces
* Expressing emotions
* Music
* Reading emotions
* Color
* Images
* Intuition
* Creativity
You are probably right brained if you:
You are spontaneous in life and in your writing.
You make decisions based on intuition and emotion.
You expect your characters to tell you where to go.
You don’t mind if your story diverges from what you originally imagined.
Learn best when things are presented in story form.
Respond to lessons that you can relate to on a personal level, not an abstract one.
Prefer visual learning.
Can work with distractions.
Are good at multitasking.

Here is a link below that will tell you what side of your brain is dominant.
If the ballerina is moving clock-wise, that means you are right-brain dominant and vice versa. If you focus, the figure may turn her direction suddenly and begin rotating the other way.
The level of focus required to achieve that proves how much dominant one side of your brain is.  For me, the figure moves clock-wise then changes direction, meaning I switch back and forth.
In my next blog I will discuss what this means in regards to writing.