I first tried this test during my University year, but I thought lightly of the result. Just saying, “Oh, I got 50:50.”
Then over the years when I encountered various tests on the web, there are several tests similar to this, to test whether we are more left brained or right brained. I got 50:50 most of the time. I started to think, is there something more to it. I read more about this and found that:
Studies on patients with brain damage have allowed scientists to determine how each side of the brain controls different functions. The left hemisphere, for example, specializes in language skills and logic. The right hemisphere allows us to recognize shapes and faces and express and read. Most people are not likely to be strictly left-brain or right-brained – we use each side of our brain depending on the task we’re dealing with. However, some theorists and researchers believe that there may be one side of the brain that we draw on more, which can in turn make the personality traits characteristic of that side of the brain to be more dominant than others.
We go through life attached to a lot of personality-related labels – introverted, optimistic, strong but silent, drama queen, etc. But left-brain or right-brain? These are not so well-known. Interestingly however, whether it is our left hemisphere that is more dominant or our right one, the distinction can impact our personality and the decisions we make. For example, left-brain people are more organized and systematic. Right-brain people are more creative and intuitive. So which side of your brain is more dominant?
I tried the test above and once again got 50:50 result.
How to read your results: If you score closer to the right side of the graph, your personality is more characteristically right-brain. If you score closer to the left side of the graph, your personality is more characteristically left-brain. If you score somewhere in the middle, you share characteristics of both sides of the brain.
Both your right and left hemisphere seem to have reached a level of perfect harmony – rather than trying to dominant each other, they work together to create a unique and well-balanced “you”. Your spontaneous, impulsive, and free-flowing right brain creates an exciting and adventurous world, while your left brain helps you make sense of it and keep track of everything.
When faced with a problem or a tough decision, you’re not only able to break things down and make an informed and sensible choice, but you’re also not afraid to go with your gut when necessary. You tend to express your individuality both in words and actions, and although you’re perfectly comfortable running on a schedule or planning things ahead of time, there are occasions when you love to throw in a little spontaneity.
Your balanced outlook and approach to life creates a desire in you to not only understand the world, but to also take it in your hands and mold it as you see fit. With both your right and left hemispheres working together to guide you, you are able to understand yourself and life in general from so many wonderful perspectives.
The test stated that it is scientifically validated although I’m not sure until what certain point.
I wonder if it really brings benefit of some sorts by having this so-called balance left-right brain. Or is it the contrary, it brings about some confusions because you’re not exactly this and not exactly that, like I often feel. Some studies that I read do claimed that balanced left-right brain hemispheres brings so many benefit. Balancing them could be achieved by meditation. To see some potentials, you can see this picture:
This study also mentioned that Numerous electroencephalograph (EEG) studies have shown that humanity’s greatest philosophers, thinkers, inventors, and artists use both brain hemispheres together, in unison.
And that meditation works to balance both hemispheres of the brain, forcing them to work in harmony. Scientists call this “whole brain synchronization” and when achieved, your brain experiences extremely beneficial changes in hemispheric blood flow and chemistry. See more on EOC INSTITUTE
If that’s true then I want to be one of that greatest philosophers, thinkers, inventors, and artists. Although I knew that having potentials are useless if you don’t work for it and just idle by. I guess I have to move it, move it. I like to move it.
Source: PsychTests, EOC INSTITUTE, Boys & Toys Reviews