R.J. Anderson (rj_anderson) wrote,
R.J. Anderson

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Gacked from mistraltoes by way of... lots of other people:

Your Brain Usage Profile:

Auditory : 53%
Visual : 46%
Left : 38%
Right : 61%

Rebecca, 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.

Take the test here.


THIS IS TRUE. Well, not the social worker part, I'd be a crappy social worker. And not so much the "mystic" bit either. But other than that? Wow. Yeah. That describes my learning process, my reading process, my research process, and my writing process to a T. Including the frustration of wanting to absorb more data than my brain can keep up with, and not being as efficient as I'd like.

And this explains a lot about the difficulties I've been having with my writing process, the tension between the resentment I feel when reading other writers' explanations of why their method is better than my method, and the urge to give those methods a fair try just in case they really do work better... but why some of the steps that I feel are unnecessary in those methods really could be unnecessary, at least as far as my weird little brain is concerned.

Very interesting. I always knew I was off-the-wall where my learning style was concerned, but I didn't realize how, or how much.
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