June 30, 2003
Not even close

I found this quiz at Overtaken by Events, and I knew I HAD to take it. However, the results are not even close.

Auditory: 61%
Visual: 38%
Left: 35%
Right: 64%

You show a slight right-hemisphere dominance with a moderate preference for auditory processing, an unusual and somewhat paradoxical combination of characteristics.

You are drawn to a random and sometimes nonchalant synthesis of material. You learn as it seems important to a specific situation, and might even develop a resentment of others who attempt to direct your learning down a specific channel.

Your right-hemispheric dominance provides a structure that is only loosely organized and one which processes entire swatches of reality, overlooking details. You are emotional in your reactions and perceptual more than logical in your approach, although you can impose structure and a language base when necessary.

Your auditory preference, on the other hand, implies that you process information sequentially and unidimensionally. This combination of right-brain and auditory modes creates conflict, as you want to process data more rapidly than your natural processes allow.

Your tendency to be creative and free-flowing is accompanied by sufficient ability to organize and be logical, allowing you a reasonable degree of success in a number of different endeavors. You take in information methodically and systematically which can then be synthesized rapidly. In this manner, you manage to function consistently well, although certainly less efficiently than you desire.

You prefer the abstract and are a theoretician at heart while retaining the ability to be practical. You find the symbolism in a great deal of what you encounter and are something of a "mystic."

With regards to your lifestyle, you have the mentality which would be good as a philosopher, writer, journalist, or instructor, or possibly as a systems designer or social worker. Perhaps most important is your ability to "listen to your inner voice" as a mode of skipping over unnecessary steps to achieve your goals.


I tend to be left-brain dominant, rather than right-brain. I am very much a details-oriented person; some of the people who work for me hate my tendency to micro-manage, which is something my control-freak personality craves, and which I have to actively work to curb. My impatience with people makes me a lousy teacher or social worker; my unintellectual (not stupid, unintellectual) style would make me a poor philosopher. And my "inner voice" leads to the unenviable vice of second-guessing, another trait which I have to work to control.

Most of the other stuff, however, is not too far off the mark, or is at least arguable. It's an interesting exercise, in any case.

posted on June 30, 2003 06:41 PM


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