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.

~Eowyn

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wendybar
6 years ago

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

Steve
Steve
6 years ago

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

khetaamenti
khetaamenti
6 years ago

Same as Steve, 59L/41R…

judy
judy
6 years ago

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

TPR
TPR
6 years ago

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!

joandarc
joandarc
6 years ago

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

Oilag
Oilag
6 years ago

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

NaturalBoredCitizen
NaturalBoredCitizen
6 years ago

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

DCG
Admin
DCG
6 years ago

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

Dennis H Bennett
Dennis H Bennett
6 years ago

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

Leeann Springer
Leeann Springer
6 years ago

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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Brandon
Brandon
4 years ago

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