Saturday, 14 May 2011

certified right-brained

Hmmm.... yesterday (or maybe the day before that..? pasensya na po, ang hirap  talaga ng tumatanda, nagiging  ulyanin bigla) I took this test called "which part of your brain works? Left or right?" I took the test not because of any particular reason but out of mere boredom and a senseless surfing around the net. I saw this advertisement on one site with an image of a girl turning around with a question "which way do you see her turn?"

I'm like...duh??? everyone can see its moving clockwise. Then as I was about to close the window, I stopped short because just for a single sec I thought the movement became counter clockwise! 

And I was like...
"Wait....Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?" (imitating Dru's Despicable Me's yellow minion)
So I took the bloody test para di ako mapraning kaiisip. 
To cut the long story short, it turned out I was right the first time. My eyes weren't playing tricks on me...

Because I am now a test-proven right-brained twit. (If I was left-brained, I probably wouldn't have taken the effing test in the first place!) 

Anyhoo, thanks to this site ( I now understand a bit more about myself. It may not be a very acurate description (and probably will make my husband roll his eyes again due to lack of scientific basis or proofs...) but to be aware of which part of your brain is dominant...well, it was kind'a.... fun.... Yeah...because now I know I should be more careful, for example, of right-brained twits like me are very much prone to be victims of it.

Here's the description about right-brained folks such as myself.
I ain't posting the result for left-brain dominant since its kinda obvious its the opposite... (all credits go to the owner of the site mentioned above, except of course for my comments that are written in italic)...

THE RIGHT SIDE: When a person is Right Brain Dominant, they are thought of as the dreamers, the artists, and the musicians of the world. Just because they are not as good with numbers and remembering facts does not mean that they are "dumber" than a left brain person. They just have their strength in different areas. They do have similar characteristics and they tend to hold similar occupations.
Above are just a few things associated with the right cerebral hemisphere of the brain. People who are right brain dominant are usually good with these things. Here is some more characteristics of a right-brained person:

  • Can be hypnotized (lagot! ayayayayay! buti na lang left-brained asawa ko! Mahaaaaaaal!!!)
  • Prefer rock music (Hmmm...yeah, sometimes...depends though...)
  • Right brain controls left side of body (HUH?! does this mean my only functioning part of my brain is damaged? coz all my ruined parts of the body is on the left side... oh dear!)
  • Prefer visual instructions with examples (True story. That's the best way to trigger my memory. Gawd, this test result kinda makes me feel like the village idiot....tsk!)
  • Good at sports ( least I used to health ain't too good nowadays...another proof of my not-so-healthy brain? Oh even my sportslife is suffering...naks! Yabang! LOL!)
  • Good at art (Huh...maybe...dipende sa mood ko..dipende sa material availability...)
  • Follow Eastern thought* (This makes it looks like Eastern doctors are tsismoso (loves to gossip) while western ones are robots)
  • Cat lovers (hmm...pwede rin...they're cute.)
  • Enjoy clowning around (still depends on the mood, though...) 
  • Like to read fantasy and mystery stories (who doesn't???)
  • Can listen to music or TV while studying (Multi-tasking??? NO! I mean, I can, literally... yes, but I won't understand an effing thing on what I'm supposed to be studying...)
  • Like to write fiction (PRESEEEEEEEEEEEENT!!! Proud to be bird-brained...este right-brained pala.. on this one....) 
  • Prefer group (Lately NO. Nakakahawa ba ang pagiging left-brained? Allergic ako lately sa madaming tao...nahawa yata ako ng rabis at solitary wolf tendencies ng asawa ko hahahahahah!)
  • Fun to dream about things that will probably never happen (YES. I'm still a child at heart, after all.)
  • Enjoy making up own drawings and images (Duh?! Artistic nga eh...)
  • Good at geometry (Nope...not really.)
  • Like organizing things to show relation. (yeah??? yeah...I guess...)
  • Can memorize music (hmmm...if I'm interested. Lately my memory space available is like = 0 )
  • Occasionally absentminded (Occasionally? It's a bit more....more than that.)
  • Like to act out stories (If it's interesting....)
  • Enjoy interacting affectively with others (Used to....)
  • Think better when lying down (??? I need further explanation for this one....)
  • Become restless during long verbal explanations. (So true...) 
  • Enjoy creative storytelling (Yes...)
  • Prefer to learn through free exploration (I think so...)
  • Good at recalling spatial imagery (Huh????)
  • Read for main details (Again...huh???!)
  • Skilled in showing relationships between ideas (...and again...huh????!!!)
  • Preference for summarizing over outlining 
  • (for the nth time... HUH???!!!)
  • Solve problems intuitively (yeah, I do that...)
  • Very Spontaneous and unpredictable (ahahahahah, yeah I am that too.)
  • philosophical (eh???)   
  • Dreamer (Huh. As if I didn't know that....)                                                                                                                                      
*Eastern and Western thought: A doctor in an a country like China would first ask a person how they are doing and what else is going on in their life before they give them medicine. A doctor in North America would just ask them what their symptons were and then give them medicine.Below is a list of occupations held by USUALLY held by a right-brained person. (There are always exceptions.)
  • Forest ranger
  • Wildlife manager
  • Beautician
  • Politician
  • Athlete
  • Artist
  • Craftsman
  • Actor/Actress
Hmmm...take note: politicians are right-brained too....I have my own theory why but I'd keep it to myself to avoid writing another never ending lament fest. And the fact that my opinion could be misunderstood, with the risk of hurting/offending other freaks' feelings or whatsover.. is not really in my agenda for today... maybe some other time...when I can already afford to be reckless and tackless.

Anyway, pahabol lang...walang kinalaman 'to sa topic pero...indulge me...

<3 <3 <3


Mr. Tripster said...

Uy Politician! Does that mean you'll be sitting next to me in the Senate floor pag dating ng panahon? hahaha!

I took the test. Hmmm.... Identity crisis. Left-brain daw ako pero di naman ako magaling sa analysis at sa math.

Gusto ko maging politician, wala man ako alam sa sports, pero dreamer ako (remember how i used to fall in a VERY VERY deep sleep during classes? haahahaha!). bakit ganon ang result?

Sigh, identity crisis?

Blue Bird said...

did you really do the test right??? Hijo..ang sabi sa instruction, ang ililista mo lang na mga numbers eh 'yung mismong nagdedescribe ng characteristics mo...hindi yung kung sinong gusto mong maging! LOL!Joke! malay mo naman, left-brained ka talaga? baka naman madrama ka lang talaga sa buhay kaya feeling mo right-brained ka? usually naman kasi very realistic ka din at rational... very concrete din. biktima ka lang din ng tadhana na nagtitrip sa mga mabubuting tao kaya medyo vulnerable ka... Naks! Kaarte! hahahahah! para kang si harry potter...nilalagay ka ng sorting hat a slytherin pero mas gusto mo sa gryffindor! HAHAHAHAHAHA! wala, eh! mas masaya sa right brain department... Ok lang yan...just remember that the sorting hat also takes into consideration what you really want. WELCOME TO GRYFFINDOR, TRIPSTER!!! ^____^

Blue Bird said...

Note to whoever is inside you now, Mr. Tripster. The more I think about it, the more your test result makes sense: you really are more left-brain dominant than right.

Of course I remember how you used to sleep during classes back then. It wasn't because your mind was elsewhere, frolickin' thru the meadows...You were really just not interested and so you slept. Dreamers do more than that...we go elsewhere...we invent other worlds...

There's a big difference between being absent-minded like myself who dreams of magical lands on mystical parallel universes...and simply entering that coma-like state of yours, which is a plain and simple refusal to wake up. It's like some sort of defense mechanism from whatver was bothering you back then.

Before I really understood, I remember thinking back then that you're stupid. Not literally, though. I found it silly because you're so intelligent but you didn't use it. You WON'T use it. In fact, you didn't seem to care. While I, ms. average-bordering-on-idiocy, tried so hard it was sheer torture. I didn't give up because I had (still have) something I wanted to fight for. I wanted to be worthy of being with my left-brained love. I wanted to get deserve the place beside him. So he wouldn't get too bored chatting with me. (due to the fact that I don't really understand half of what he says...)

You weren't a dreamer..not back then, at least. Because a typical dreamer would not have given up. But you...

You did. Back then you refused to dream. And thanks to writing this comment (which by the way seems to start becoming longer than the real post) I'm begining to realize why I'm having such a hard time right now.

It's because I'm going against my own nature. I have started to refuse to dream...I'm trying to be more practical... I have started to give up on my would-be selves. I used to dream of becoming a mother. It was one of my most precious dreams...but I gave up on it because of a stupid belief that you can't have everything in life so I said goodbye to my dreams save for the biggest and most important one (which is to be with my husband). I dreamed of a wonderful beautiful wedding too...I wanted to be a beautiful blusing bride wearing a lovely wedding dress. but I settled for a civil one because it was easier, less complicated. It has the same result, being married, just minus the whole entourage and the wonderful memories that go with it. The dream is still there...hanging...postponed... neither a yes or no... but the wind of change seems to be blowing it farther and farther away...
I wanted to work at the consulate with simona...but I'm settling for what I have now...accepting that there is probably a reason why I ended up working there...there always is a reason, right? So it's Ok.

I'm not regretting my choice. Given another chance I would my done it again. Its just that parting with something dear, even mere dreams...even childish ones, is never easy and is always sad...

Mr. Tripster said...

Hahaha! How i wish Blogger has the like button for every comment... i guess you're right. Left-brain is no fun kahit minsan mas gusto kong i-rationalize ang lahat ng bagay, pero inaayawan ko kaya ayun. I'm a mixed salad of frustration and sheer stupidity... LOL!

Pero kung tutuusin, if you want your dreams to come true sacrifices must be made and it's not easy talaga....

Blue Bird said...

taena naman, isang bible na yata comment ko, yun lang ang isasagot mo?! "...true sacrifices must be made and it's not easy..." ?!
Weh inulit mo lang sinabi ko weh!