Are you right- or left-brained?

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We all have a dominant side of the brain – and this shapes our personality:

  • People who are right-brained tend to be creative, curious and intuitive.
  • Those who are left-brained are logical, strategic and rational.

The idea is that certain bodily functions are assigned to either the right or left side of the brain. The brain’s right hemisphere controls the muscles on the left side of the body; while the left hemisphere controls the muscles on the right side of the body.

In general, the left hemisphere is dominant in:

  • language
  • processing what you hear
  • handling most of the duties of speaking
  • carrying out logic and exact mathematical computations
  • retrieving something from your memory.

The right hemisphere is mainly in charge of:

  • spatial abilities
  • face recognition
  • processing music
  • performs some maths, but only rough estimations and comparisons
  • helps us to comprehend visual imagery and make sense of what we see
  • plays a role in language, particularly in interpreting context and a person’s tone.

However some critics say there is no such thing as left-brain or right-brain dominance, and that it’s all nonsense.

Regardless, click here to take a 30-second short quiz to find out whether you’re left-brained or right-brained.

When you go to the Daily Mail site, scroll a little down until you see a line drawing of a brain. Click start to begin the quiz.

My results: I’m left-brained (75%); right-brained (25%). No surprise to me, since I’m very analytical.


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0 responses to “Are you right- or left-brained?

  1. Wow…I was equally left/right brained!! I must be an artistic genius!! haha

  2. 59 left 41 right. It says I use it kinda equally. I wish. LOL

  3. Same as Steve, 59L/41R…

  4. I was 63% left and 37% right, whatever that means. It does add up to 100%, for which I am thankful. :~D

  5. LOL at Judy’s 100% comment! 🙂

    I think I need a do-over; was too sleepy (is there a Slow-Brain category?). Messed up the colors/words thing at first. Yet amazingly it said 94% left & 6% right, yet I hate math, flunked algebra in 9th grade, loathe reading “how to assemble products instructions,” & always thought I DID have some creativity & definitely curiosity tucked in that grey mass somewhere.

    Fun either way!

  6. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this fun test! I am not surprised at your results either, since you are a brilliant, logical left-brain individual.

    For my test, the results were: “Congratulations! You use your brain equally.” 50/50

    • 50/50, that fits! 😀

      To everyone:

      If you get a higher % in right or left does NOT mean you don’t have some of the traits attributed to the other side. The word “dominant” means just that: dominant. Which is why some scientists think the whole “are you left-brained or right-brained” is a hokey pile of nonsense. LOL

  7. my results were equal. So happy to know I still have one after all the stress I have been put through.

  8. NaturalBoredCitizen

    left 72% 28% right Doc you gotta cut this out!

  9. Equally – 56% left. and 44% right. I thought I’d be more right because I SUCK at math!

  10. Dennis H Bennett

    50-50 split. Makes sense…education backgrounds heavy in science and theology.

  11. Leeann Springer

    My score shows that I’m a 50-50 split. I once took a test, much like this one and the results were that my left-brain and right-brain were in harmony. Also, I can use both hands equally well (ambidextrous) and wonder if it is possibly connected with my 50-50 results. This was a neat test! Leeann

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  14. I’m a 50/50 split as well. Does this mean my brain is organized chaos? Haha


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