Are You a Right Brain or Left Brain?

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I find the concept of right-brain/left-brain is fascinating. Does how our brains are wired really affect how we live, what we do, our personalities and the type of success we achieve? There’s a really good article on About.com about the basic differences between right and left brain people and a really fun quiz at Similarminds.com.

This is such a fun topic. Play around with this and figure out what type of brain you are! In the interest of full disclosure – I am almost totally left-brained, which is why I am super-organized and balance my checkbook every week; and also why I am hard pressed to draw a recognizable stick figure.

But the good news is;

  1. We can encourage the other side of our brain bu engaging in different types of activities.
  2. No matter what type of “brain” you have, you can learn to be more productive, organized, successful and fulfilled. It just looks differently.

Keep this in mind when developing strategies, choosing methods and such. Do not try to follow a very rigid and detailed plan if your mind values flexibility and fluidity. Take bits and pieces and find what works for you, not the guy down the hall.

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  • http://www.davidmansaray.com David the Philomath

    I believe the left-brain-right-brain notion has been manipulated and has served to be an excuse for people to become lazy. Check out the article I wrote on the subject if you’re interested in my point of view.

    The Left-Brain-Right-Brain Misconception: http://bit.ly/gj00sN

    • http://www.Productivelifeconcepts.com Royale Scuderi

      You have a point. In some cases this left-brain/right-brain conundrum has been used as a “cop-out.” I do think there is validity though in understanding how your brain works and your natural inclination. You can then use those tendencies to train your brain to work more productively.

      Royale Scuderi