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My “Right Brain vs Left Brain Creativity Test” Results

My “Right Brain vs Left Brain Creativity Test” Results

My "Right Brain vs Left Brain Creativity Test" Results

In the post called Left Brain; Right Brain; Subconscious: Who Is In Charge?, I posted a link for those who are interested in finding out which side of their brain they use the most. I took the test and have decided to copy and paste my results below:

Thank you for taking the Creativity Test. The results show your brain dominance as being:

Left Brain Right Brain
42% 58%

You are more right-brained than left-brained. The right side of your brain controls the left side of your body. In addition to being known as right-brained, you are also known as a creative thinker who uses feeling and intuition to gather information. You retain this information through the use of images and patterns. You are able to visualize the “whole” picture first, and then work backwards to put the pieces together to create the “whole” picture. Your thought process can appear quite illogical and meandering. The problem-solving techniques that you use involve free association, which is often very innovative and creative. The routes taken to arrive at your conclusions are completely opposite to what a left-brained person would be accustomed. You probably find it easy to express yourself using art, dance, or music. Some occupations usually held by a right-brained person are forest ranger, athlete, beautician, actor/actress, craftsman, and artist.

Your complete evaluation follows below:

Your left brain/right brain percentage was calculated by combining the individual scores of each half’s sub-categories. They are as follows:Your Left Brain Percentages

  42% Symbolic (Your most dominant characteristic)
  32% Linear
  27% Sequential
  25% Logical
  20% Reality-based
  14% Verbal (Your least dominant characteristic)

Your Right Brain Percentages

  48% Fantasy-oriented (Your most dominant characteristic)
  39% Intuitive
  38% Nonverbal
  37% Concrete
  34% Random
  12% Holistic (Your least dominant characteristic)
What Do These Percentages Mean?

Low percentages are common in the Brain Type Test and are not indicative of intelligence. Instead, medium to high scores (30 – 50%) are desireable, as they show an ability to utilize a processing method without an abnormal reliance on it. Special focus should be paid to highly dominant (50% or above) or highly recessive (0 – 30%) methods, as they tend to limit your approach when learning, memorizing, or solving problems.

If you have Highly Dominant characteristics, your normal thinking patterns will naturally utilize these methods. Conscious effort is required to recognize the benefits of other techniques. Using multiple forms of information processing is the best way to fully understand complex issues and become a balanced thinker.

If you have Highly Recessive characteristics, your normal thinking patterns naturally ignore these methods. You may only consider these under-utilized techniques when “all else fails,” or possibly not at all. It is important to recognize the benefits of all of your brain’s capabilities in order to become a balanced thinker.


Left Brain Categories

Symbolic Processing

Symbolic processing is a method associated with the left hemisphere that is used for processing the information of pictures and symbols. The majority of functions associated with academics involve symbols such as letters, words, and mathematical notations. This process is what aids you to excel in tasks such as linguistics, mathematics, and memorizing vocabulary words and mathematical formulas.

Your Symbolic Analysis

You have the ability to process the information of symbols at times, but you may need to first view the real object before you can understand what you are trying to process. For example, in solving math problems it occasionally helps you to “draw out” the problem, which allows you to better understand it through visualization. At other times you do not need visualization to aid you in forming your answers.

Linear Processing

Linear processing is a method by the left hemisphere to process information. In this process, the left brain takes pieces of information, lines them up, and proceeds to arrange them into an order from which it may draw a conclusion. The information is processed from parts to a whole in a straight, forward, and logical progression.

Your Linear Analysis

When processing information using this method, you will occasionally feel the need to see the “whole picture” before you are able to achieve results. At other times, you are able to piece all of the parts together in a straight and logical progression to form a whole, which then enables you to understand what you have processing. The information, your mood, and your level of comfortable are all factors that determine your response to a linear processing problem.

Sequential Processing

Sequential processing is a method used by the left hemisphere for processing information. The information that is received is processed in order from first to last. Information is processed in a systematic, logical manner. Through sequential processing, you can interpret and produce symbolic information such as language, mathematics, abstraction, and reasoning. This process is used to store memory in a language format. Activities that require sequential processing include spelling, making a “to-do” list, and many aspects of organization.

Your Sequential Analysis

You show moderate ability to organize information sequentially. You are capable of processing information you receive in a systematic, logical order from first to last. However, at times you will process information you receive quite randomly, or may give it only a semblance of order. You are probably an average mathematician and speller, and may or may not enjoy tasks such as making “to-do” lists.

Logical Processing

Logical processing is a method that is used by the left hemisphere to take information piece by piece and put it all together to form a logical answer. When information is received through reading or listening, the left hemisphere will look for different bits of information that will allow it to produce a logical conclusion. This aspect of the left hemisphere is what aids you in solving math problems and science experiments.

Your Logical Analysis

When processing information using this method, you may consider the information before you and produce a logical answer, or you may tend to go with your gut. You may discover that you can “guess” your way through S.A.T. questions about as accurately as you can deduce them. It is important that you nurture your ability to use logic whenever it is needed, but do not neglect other methods of processing information if you hit a logical roadblock.

Reality-based Processing

Reality-based processing is used by the left hemisphere as a method for processing information with a basis on reality. This processing tool focuses on rules and regulations. An example of this would be how a left-brained person would completely understand the repercussions of turning in a late assignment or failing a test. A left-brained person also usually easily adjusts to changes in their environment.

Your Reality-based Analysis

The information you process may lack a basis on reality, but it does open the door to creativity. You do not show much focus for rules and regulations and do not adjust well to change in the environment. In fact, upon experiencing change in the environment, it spurs you to try to change it yourself instead of adjusting to it. Whenever you become emotionally involved in project you are more likely to learn and succeed.

Verbal Processing

Verbal processing is a method used by the left hemisphere to process our thoughts and ideas with words. For example, through verbal processing, a left-brained person giving directions may say, “From this point continue east for two miles and turn north onto Bellevue Road. Continue north on Bellevue Road for seven miles and turn west on Main Street”. With verbal processing, exact, logical directions are given in a very sequential manner compared to a right-brained person who, in giving the same directions, would use more visual landmarks.

Your Verbal Analysis

You are not a verbal person. When you process your thoughts, you tend to use very few words, preferring instead to illustrate a problem or solution. You often find yourself in situations where it is hard for you to “find the right words.” Upon reading or hearing new information, you must first create a “mental video” before you can process and understand the information of your thoughts. For example, when giving directions, you probably use many gestures with your hands such as pointing and leaning, and also refer to visual structures such as “a McDonalds” or “the big tree” instead of street names or exact mileage.


Right Brain Categories

Fantasy-oriented Processing

Fantasy-oriented processing is used by the right hemisphere as a method for processing information with creativity. It focuses much less on rules and regulations than the processing method of a left-brained person. Due to the fantasy-oriented processing mechanism of a right-brained person, they do not adjust well to change. Instead of adapting to the change in the environment, a right-brained person attempts to change it back to the way they liked it. But fantasy-oriented processing also provides the advantage of creativity to right-brained individuals, and since emotion is integral of the right side of the brain, anything a fantasy-oriented person becomes involved in emotionally will aid their ability to learn.

Your Fantasy-oriented Analysis

You have the ability to use both creativity and reality to process the information you receive. This is a unique gift that allows you to both focus on rules and regulations but to also act with creativity. You are able to adjusting to change, even though you might not like it, and you can become emotionally involved in your work if it interests you.

Intuitive Processing

Intuitive processing is a method that is used by the right hemisphere to process information based on if it “feels” right or not. For example, a right-brained person may choose an answer on a test because they had a “gut” feeling and often they will be correct. Another example of this is how a right-brained person will know the correct answer to a math problem but will not understand the procedure of how they arrived at the correct answer. A right-brained person will usually have to start with the answer and work their way backwards in order to be able to see and understand the parts and process that create the whole.

Your Intuitive Analysis

When processing information, at times you are able to go with your “gut” instincts. At other times you may doubt your instincts, or prefer to put information together piece by piece to form your conclusion. You should be careful not to ignore your intuition, but at the same time do not solely rely on it.

Nonverbal Processing

Nonverbal processing is a method used by the right hemisphere to process our thoughts with illustrations. Reliance on this method is why it is occasionally difficult for right-brained people to “find the right words” in certain situations. A right-brained person cannot just read or hear information and process it, but first must make a mental video to better understand the information they have received. For example, through nonverbal processing, a person giving directions may say, “Continue going straight until you see a big, red-brick courthouse. At the courthouse turn right, and go down that street for a couple of miles until you se a gray stone church which will be on your right. Straight across from the church is the road to the left you need to take.” With nonverbal processing, the directions that are given are extremely visual compared to the exact, sequential directions that would be given by a left-brained person.

Your Nonverbal Analysis

When processing your thoughts and ideas, you use tend to use both illustrations and words. When giving directions, you probably use both visual illustrations such as, “keep going until you see a McDonalds on your right; then turn left at the Home Depot”, and technical terms such as, “travel for two miles and turn east onto First Street.”

Concrete Processing

Concrete processing is a method associated with the right hemisphere that is used for processing things that can be seen or touched. It processes much of the information you receive from real objects. For example, a right-brained person is not just satisfied that a mathematical formula may work, but will want to know why it works. A strongly concrete person often finds it easier to solve a mathematical problem by “drawing it out” because it allows them to visualize it. The more a concrete person can visualize something the easier it is for them to understand it.

Your Concrete Analysis

At times, you feel the need to see a real object in order to understand it. At other times, you are able to understand a problem on a symbolic level. For example, you may find that in solving math problems, it occasionally helps you to “draw out” the problem in order to understand and solve it.

Random Processing

Random processing is a method used by the right hemisphere for processing information. The information that is received is processed without priority. A right-brained person will usually jump from one task to another due to the random processing by their dominant right hemisphere. Random processing is, of course, the opposite of sequential processing therefore making it difficult for right-brained individuals to choose to learn in sequence. In order to overcome this, a right-brained person may want to attempt to learn sequence by using colors since the right hemisphere is sensitive to color. For example, you may want to associate the first step with green, the second step with blue, and the last step with red. Consistently using the same sequence will allow you to see that this strategy can be applied to many tasks involving sequence.

Your Random Analysis

You have some ability to process data randomly. You are at times able to make “leaps of logic” and discover unique things by thinking “outside of the box.” However, you may tend to ignore your random processing thoughts unless you are desperate for a solution. It is important you recognize this skill as not grasping at straws, but a viable way to discover new ways of approaching a problem.

Holistic Processing

Holistic processing is a method used by the right hemisphere to process information. The information is processed from whole to parts. A right-brained person, through holistic processing, is able to see the big picture first, but not the details that accompany it. A strongly holistic person may often find that prior to listening to a lecture given by an instructor, they must first read the chapter so that they better understand what the lecture is about. This function is also what provides to you your visual spatial skills. It also aids in tasks such as dancing and gymnastics. Through holistic processing, memory is stored in auditory, visual, and spatial moralities.

Your Holistic Analysis

You have difficulty seeing the whole picture, especially at the beginning of a project. You tend to process information you receive from its parts to its whole in a straight, progressive manner. When given a task, you tend to not bother asking “why,” but instinctively are able to do it.

Disclaimer: The information in the Test (the Test) is published for the sole purpose of intellectual stimulation, education and general knowledge. In no way is the Test to be considered a complete or fully accurate psychological portrait. The Art Institutes and EDMC do not hold any responsibility or liability for your use of the Test or its results. Full Disclaimer

When bright…

When bright, it’s dark.
When darkest, it’s gone.
When gone for good, so are you.
Where am I?

This is a riddle I found in the beginning of a book called Bright Shadow by Avi. It’s about a girl who obtains 5 wishes, but she does not realize this until she begins to use them. But if she uses them all, she will vanish and she can tell no one of this.

I read it and found it enjoyable. They also made a new cover for it. 😀

Comment what you think the answer to the riddle is.

“Every Good Lie Has At Least 80% of the Truth In It”

“Every Good Lie Has At Least 80% of the Truth In It”

Why do you think politicians are so good at it? Lying. Why they are believed despite the fact most people know they are lying. Because there is a believable truth in that lie.

My father has been telling me about that 80% for as long as I can remember. But he also told me that lying destroyed trust.

All you have is your word. You break that, you’ve got nothing.

He was trying to prepare me for the real world by telling me about truth and lies.

I, in a sense, chose both.

Speak the truth, but study the lie. I like to know when someone is lying to me so that I know who to trust. It hasn’t always worked, but I’ve learned a lot along the way.

But, what some might not realize, there is entertainment in the 80%. A lie is a lie, sure, but then I think about the graphic novel AND the movie V for Vendetta. While as separate entities, they are forces that can stand alone, but looking at them as a whole is also valuable. They talk about truth, lies and, the most interesting topic, using a lie to tell the truth. They talk about revenge and payback, too, but the truth and lies is more important for this article.

My favorite quote from the movie, said by Evey Hammond, is:

My father was a writer. You would’ve liked him. He used to say that artists use lies to tell the truth, while politicians use them to cover the truth up.

To those of you who have seen this movie, “A man after my own heart,” indeed. If you have not seen the movie OR read the graphic novel, you should. I do not think you will understand the rest of the article any less, but they are good references to have in the background as you read.

An 80% I would like to bring to your attention can be found in the form of a video game called Dragon Age: Origins. It has many parallels into reality, despite the game being a fantasy, that I would like to address. Looking at how a game, or any piece of artwork, is created gives you insight into the people who created it, whether they realize this or not.

I don’t know how many people actually pay attention to the history(ies) created for the games, but the history in Dragon Age: Origins is a projection of reality: 80% the truth.

To start, Dragon Age has the Chant of Light (20%), the equivalent of the Bible (80%). The game itself begins with a canticle, meaning the game begins with:

1. one of the non-metrical hymns or chants, chiefly from the Bible (Chant of Light), used in church (chantry) services.
2. a song, poem, or hymn especially of praise.

It then goes on to explain more about the teachings of the chantry (church). To see the game’s opening scene, watch the video below.

To sum it up, it is the fault of the mages, who tried to usurp heaven, that darkspawn are in the world spreading their sin and their taint everywhere they go. A manifestation of the sins of man; hell on earth, which the dwarves have to deal with every day, allowing man to forget.

Until it blows up in their faces.

Kick ass metaphor.

And all of this is explained before you create your character for the game; either that of a human, an elf, or a dwarf.

But our sins was not the only thing I wanted to touch upon; there is more history in this game.

The game takes place in the country of Ferelden, but it wasn’t always called that. In fact, it didn’t really have a name before, except for place on the land called Arlathan, but the elves lived there in peace and tranquility all the same.

They had their own culture, language, and were immortal, but that all changed when the humans, Tevinter mages, came. And enslaved them for a millenia. They rose up and fought back, got their own land, again, but then it was taken by the humans… again. Before the fall of their second homeland, the Dales, a poet wrote:

Like dragons they fly, glory upon wings. Like dragons they savage, fearsome pretty things.

But doesn’t the story sound familiar?

Let’s expand it: the elves are living peacefully until they are enslaved by humans, but the Tevinter Mages raise Arlathan to the ground. During their enslavement, they lose their culture. They eventually rise up, with the help of the Prophetess Andraste (Jesus Christ) and gain their freedom. They get their own home again, the Dales, but when they refuse to build a chantry (church) to worship Andraste and the maker (g0d) the chantry sends forth the Exalted Marches and destroy the Dales. Now, the elves are either homeless. living in the forests trying to revive their lost culture by living away from the humans or they live in the slums of human cities being treated like second class citizens.

Doesn’t that sound like what happened the the “indians” before the United States came to be?

The “indians” were living peacefully, just like the elves, before they were enslaved. They rose up, only difference being the “indians” didn’t win their battles, but, like the elves, they are living in slums. I’m pretty sure I’m missing some details, but the basic information is there.

80%. The history of the United States is being portrayed by a fantasy: 20%.

That’s why I LOVE this game!

There are SO many parallels, not only between the game’s history and reality, but also between the characters of Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age: Origins- Awakening, and Dragon Age 2. If there are any parallels in Dragon Age Inquisition, we shall find out soon enough. (I CAN’T WAIT… but I don’t have a choice in the matter… :'()

These are some of the character parallels: Alistair=Aveline Vallen; Leliana=Sebastian Vael; Shale=Fenris and more.

I can’t WAIT to discuss them all!

What do you think about all of this? Comment your answer.

Would you please help me come up with a title?

Hands- light palms, dark back, large, strong;
Gripping and guarding the weapon.
Green blades surround them all;
When and where will he begin his assault?
He throws the weapon; his comrade reclaims it.

Touchdown.

Let’s Play A Game!

Let’s Play A Game!

I am going to sing parts of 5 songs and you have to guess which songs I am singing. 😛

Comment your answer!

If you wish to see the video collection, click here. Below is my very first video:

A Tribute To My Favorite Artists

A Tribute To My Favorite Artists

I made this video not only to share my love of art, but also to thank those who contributed to my Dragon Age – Opinions and Truths FanArt page.

To see the art, click here.

To see my list of favorite artists, click here.

My Favorite Artists

My Favorite Artists

For this post, I have decided to show you some of my favorite artists and give you links to their sites. In addition, some of these people contributed artwork to the FanArt page of my other blog Dragon Age – Opinions and Truths.

To get to their sites, simply click their names.

  1. Smilika
  2. Aldriann
  3. Payroo
  4. Jael Kolken
  5. clc1997
  6. chignon
  7. aaminen
  8. Milulya
  9. Odjo (Johanna Nilsson)
  10. Ysvyri (Kim Myatt)
  11. Agregor
  12. Ashley Q.
  13. MaLkAvlanN-pRiMoGeN
  14. Nicco and Jake
  15. NightJian28
  16. Sandara
  17. Lizkay
  18. e-soulu
  19. skittlefox
  20. sagegrrl
  21. Helga-Mareritt
  22. Danielle Sylvan
  23. ZelasArt
  24. Jazmin “Jaz Kitty” Routolo
  25. Danny Kang
  26. Wendy Harmon
  27. A Case of Random
  28. Garth
  29. Anne Stokes
  30. Ruth Sanderson

Gallop Separate, Heart As One

Gallop Separate, Heart As One

The galloping horses in this powerful herd,
Are galloping separately as their hearts beat as one.

Through the meadows,
Through the grass,
Through the might thunder clash,
They gallop on.

The leader halts and whinnies a command.
The others continue as there he stands.

He stands on a rock as the others graze.
There is the entire herd in his gaze.

In a while the leader neighs.
They gallop on for many days.

The galloping horses in this powerful herd,
Are galloping separately as their hearts beat
As one.

Why Does Love Always Feel Like A Battlefield?

Why Does Love Always Feel Like A Battlefield?

(I love how Calvin Harris – I Need Your Love ft. Ellie Goulding comes on as I type this.)

Love.

One of the very few things in my life that brings out the cowardice in me. I would rather deal with a dragon than tell the man I have grown to care for how I feel. I’ll deal with the spiders in Arachnophobia before I tell him.

The reason being, I wasn’t taught much in the area of romance. Only what I saw in Disney movies, but everybody knows that aren’t all that accurate. And Maker knows Twilight is a horrible romance act to follow. Do. Not. Imitate. Ever.

The only emotions I have ever effectively expressed are those of anger, sadness, happiness, disgust, excitement, pain, and maybe even some stress. But I was never one to express love or concern. My anger and concern are sometimes confused. So are concern and pain. If I ever showed just concern, I don’t remember it.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I feel love. It’s just the “romancing” part of the process I take issue with. In fact, it scares me to even try. Even when I really care for the guy. I give off small, subtle hints, but I don’t think I’m good at those either, especially since they are part of my personality to begin with. You don’t actually see love and affection until the romance portion is complete and the dating has commenced.

I tend to remember the smallest of details about the people I care the most about.

Example? Let me tell you a bit about my current love interest.

We met on October 22, 2011. His birthday is December 13, 1990. His favorite animal is the wolf, which I painted a picture of for his birthday, and his favorite color is purple. Last we spoke, he said he wanted a government job, but he didn’t want to be a part of the military. He wants to be an FBI Agent, but he has to get his Bachelor’s degree first. One of their (stupid) requirements. He loves Johnny Cash and Morgan Freeman. He calls security guards “rent-a-cops;” seeing as he is a cop, I guess he can talk all he wants. He also plays Skyrim, what appears to be his favorite video game, and Magic! The Gathering. He owns a red truck. He likes beer. And he is also an artist. And he sings.

See what I mean? Details.

But I do that with my friends, too. I just don’t remember as much (no offense to them). The closer I feel to the person, the more I remember. What interests me the most, though, are our similarities:

We are very close in age. He is only one much and fourteen days older than I am. We have the same favorite animal and color. I was trying to get into the military earlier this year (a government job) until I broke my finger. I’m not as interested in Johnny Cash as he is, but I find him interesting. I, too, love Morgan freeman, and I didn’t think of security guards as “rent-a-cops” until it was brought up. Now I think it’s funny. I’ve played Skyrim, but not enough to understand his fascination. I’ve played Magic and I like it a lot, just not enough to make my own deck. I don’t own a truck, but I like them. I’ve never had beer, so I can’t comment. And I, too, am an artist. I draw, paint, and do graphic design. And I sing.

Kinda scary our similarities. I think we were twins or clones of each other in a past life. Or two. Or three.

And I haven’t even touched on his personality yet. To me, personality is the most important thing. We have some similarities there, too. We both like to help others; look at what he’s doing and look at what I’m doing with my blog. He’s strong willed, confident, he cares about others, and he has his funny moments. He gets really into whatever he does, too.

The only downside I have found so far is he likes Skyrim more than Dragon Age.

I’ll just have to deal with it. Have to take the good and the bad. Can’t pick and choose…

But it’s worth it to be able to look into his eyes and hold him in my arms. His eyes are beautiful. And the last time we embraced, (it was to say goodbye, we were heading home) I didn’t want to let go. He fit perfectly. I held onto him a little longer than what would be described as a “normal” hug once. If he noticed, he didn’t let on. If he cared for me at one point, he never let it show. If he did, I COMPLETELY missed it. Like I said, I suck at romance…

But he is what I think about when I get up in the morning.

It wasn’t always that way, though. I was stupid and tried to bury my feelings for him. I convinced myself we never had a chance and that it wouldn’t work since it would have been a long distance relationship after I graduated from college. I live four hours away from him. How would that work?

Convincing myself of that worked for a while. I buried my feelings enough to fall for someone else. That is, until he stabbed me in the back along with three of my best friends. The sad thing is, that relationship would have worked even with the long distance. Now, I can never trust him again.

Then I began to feel empty.

Then the “Special Agent” got a Facebook. And I saw his face. His eyes. And everything flooded back. The dam broke. The hurricane destroyed my steel walls. The cowardice returned. And I felt a new emotion; loneliness.

I spent my entire life pretty much alone. I had friends, but I wasn’t dependent upon them for survival. I knew, and still know, how to have fun on my own. Like I said in my Get To Know Erica! page, I  love to write. So, loneliness is something new for me. I still don’t know how to handle it.

So I decided to blog about it. Maybe getting it all out somehow will make me feel a little better.

It didn’t…

Any relationship advice you can give?

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