Left and Right Brain Balance

Left-Brain/Right-Brain Test

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

How Can Everyone Be Happy?


What is happiness?
In philosophy, happiness translates the Greek concept of eudaimonia, and refers to the good life, or flourishing, rather than simply an emotion.
In psychology, happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being which can be defined by, among others, positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. Happy mental states may reflect judgements by a person about their overall well-being. -wikipedia

Everyone has different views of happiness, different things of what can make them happy, different ways of how to make them happy.
But I can ensure one thing, everyone wants to be happy.
What it is about happiness that it is so important to everyone.


How can everyone be happy?


If you ask this question to yourself, you might want to take a look on few articles of how everyone pursues their happiness.
Although it’s different to everyone, maybe you could get an inspiration for your own happiness.


How to Be Happy (A very good article)

45 Ways to be Happier Instantly

How to Be Happy: The Complete Guide

How to Be Happy Tips

10 Ways to be Happier

How to Be Happy


Please remember that,
When there’s sadness, there’s happiness.
There’s nothing eternal in this world.
Happiness doesn’t last, but so does sadness.
Everything is going to be okay.
So never lose hope.


Disclaimer: picture is not mine, credit is in the picture.

Rahasia Produktivitas Orang Jerman


Source: Brilio Video Indonesia



Germany: Working 35 hours a week and have 6 weeks holiday (42 days)
Indonesia: Working 38 hours a week and have 16 national holidays + 12 days vacation (28 days)
Indonesia has 145 more working hours a year but get less 14 days holiday than Germany.

Countries with The Best Work-Life Balance

My thought on this matter:
As far as I know, from what I witnessed.
Work-life balance there is shown by:

  • They’re working nine to five, but after they come back home, they don’t deal with work anymore. Even work-related emails sent to them after the hours will only be replied during their working hours.
  • During holidays, they put up a notice that they’re on holidays and will only respond after they’re back to work.
  • No working late out of their working hours. No payment is made for such. No employee is willing to. And no employer obligate the employee to work late.