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  1. Psychology: Left-Brainers and Right-Brainers

    #755922014-05-14 02:09:10 *--Jack-- said:

    Been a while, time for more psychology (this one is more of a -concept-)

    What side of your brain do you favor?

    (short test in the above link)

    Most people are either "left-brained" or "right-brained" depending on their opinions, ideas, habits, and thinking patterns. This is a myth, but still worth thinking about. After all, the stereotypes of these two branchings do fit many people:

    A person who is "left-brained" is often said to be more logical, analytical, and objective, while a person who is "right-brained" is said to be more intuitive, thoughtful, and subjective.

    Since this is a myth, think of this as a spectrum of how "Logical" &/or "Creative" you are.

    The left-side of the brain is considered to be adept at tasks that involve logic, language and analytical thinking. The left-brain is often described as being better at:

    • Language
    • Logic
    • Critical thinking
    • Numbers
    • Reasoning

    The right-side of the brain is considered to be the best at expressive and creative tasks. Some of the abilities that are popularly associated with the right side of the brain include:

    • Recognizing faces
    • Expressing emotions
    • Music
    • Reading emotions
    • Color
    • Images
    • Intuition
    • Creativity

    So take the test

    Do you agree/disagree? Thoughts about the subject?

  2. #755942014-05-14 02:19:21Kittycat said:

    Apparently I got almost equal for both sides. But tbh I don't understand how doing a couple of tasks would find out anything about my brain...

  3. #755992014-05-14 03:00:58Teil said:

    Well, this wouldn't be the first time I've taken one of these tests. Throughout the several varieties of tests that I took, I always came out as left brained. I actually kind of felt this to be true based on my speech patterns, areas of academia that I excel in, and etc. However, I've never really thought these tests to be accurate. In all honesty, I find the idea of determining brain use using only about 6 small tasks to be completely ludicrous. After completing the test provided with this thread, it determined that this time, I am right brained. Ordinarily, this wouldn't have peaked my interest, as in the majority of the other tests, the percentages were not too far apart. But in this test, there was a 44% gap in the answers. This only adds to my belief that these tests are nothing more than trivial tasks created for amusement. The fact that they can produce completely different answers with such similar questions just makes the reliability of them minimal in my opinion.

  4. #756042014-05-14 03:31:20 *Rinneko said:

    Congratulations. You use your brain equally.

    I acquired a 50-50 result. Others usually feel that I am rather right-brained, but in truth I think I'm pretty equally spread. (And although this is a myth, the results seem to reflect this.)

  5. #756112014-05-14 05:54:23CherryIceBox said:

    Wow. I got 72% left and 28% right. I'd say this is accurate because I'm more of a logic and analysis person than creative. Still, these things are cool. Psychology is awesome!

  6. #756122014-05-14 06:56:23DarkChaplain said:

    I got 2/3 right, though I call bullshit. That dot-thing, I picked based on perceived interaction via arrows, the explanation for why I picked it doesn't suit that.
    Similarly, the instructions for the color/name thing specifically stated to "pick the color, not the name". So I picked the matching color, always. That doesn't mean my brain is chaotic (though it certainly is), but that I can follow an instruction without getting confused.

    In general, I found it weird that the left side is 1/3 for me, seeing how it somehow is about the rules and what stuff I'd recognize with my OCD-like habits and desires. Maybe I shouldn't sit weirdly while crossing my legs and arms, eh?

    Either way, a lot of the instructions and questions were bollocks. I see why they wanted to make the participant make unconscious decisions, but that ain't gonna work. Some were rather opaque and the tasks were up to entirely unrelated thoughts. Heck, asking people to "pick what feels better for you" might have gotten better results than asking them to do one specific thing. Hell, the shapes and circles things should've been spontaneous, split-second choices, not give you time to make a conscious decision based on subjective notions and reasoning.

  7. #756182014-05-14 08:30:08Kirn said:

    Got it about equal.

    Left side got 56, right side got 44.

    Feels to be too simple for this kind of buggery though. I mean, it takes about 30 seconds to finish this. Test are entertaining, but they really could be way more extensive.

  8. #756292014-05-14 12:56:33gawd_daym said:

    78% left and 22% right That's a bit hard to believe. I also think these tests might be a bit off. I make good grades and commend in most of my tests, but I think I might be a bit more on the creative side too.

  9. #757212014-05-15 06:09:48Frey said:

    50/50 Here, although I got something else last year which I forgot.

    I remember seeing the girl spinning counter-clockwise then after a few seconds, it's spinning clockwise. I was shocked. I tried doing it again , but it's always spinning clockwise.