Monday, June 21, 2010

What does it mean to be Left Brained or Right Brained?

When you ask the question, are you left or right brained, most people have in mind that thinking with one side of your brain enables you to be better at specific tasks than others.

There may be some truth to this and I would like to spend a little time and research into finding out what some of the experts have to say.

For starters here are the basic definitions of left brained and right brained individuals:

Left Brain:

Left brained individuals are thought to be logical thinkers, very sequential in their thought processes. They are rational, analytical individuals who base their decisions on these traits. They tend to be very objective and focus more on individual parts of a situation as opposed to seeing the whole picture

Right Brain:

Right brained individuals are thought to be more random and intuitive in their thoughts and actions. They may be more open to holistic approaches and are possibly more subjective in their thought processes. They have a tendency to see the whole picture as opposed to concerning themselves with the individual parts.

Whole Brain:

While many people fall into one category or the other there are a small number of people who are truly 'whole brained', meaning that they seem to be able to switch between modes left brained or right brained thinking.

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