Right or Left: What Part Of Your Brain Tells You What To Do?

By: Brian Whitney

Right or Left: What Part Of Your Brain Tells You What To Do?
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About This Quiz

Most of us know the theory of left brain vs. right brain, in other words, that one side of our brain is more dominant than the other. If you are left-brained then you are analytical and methodical, and if you're right-brained you tend to be creative and artistic. So if you're a CEO of a business, you're probably left-brained, and if you're making a living as an artist then you're right-brained. Some of the things that left-brained people are known for are being logical and doing things in an orderly fashion, while people who are right-brained are thought of as those who daydream, use their imagination and their intuition. If you spend a lot of time thinking about your retirement plan even when you're in your 20s you're totally left-brained, and if you're happy in your 20s that you have enough money to pay the rent and go out and get hammered on Saturday night, then you're right-brained.

What about you? Does your left brain tell you what to do and make sure that you make all the right decisions and stay on the straight and narrow? Or is it your right brain that rules you, making sure you have a good time and stay true to yourself? Or maybe you're somewhere in between? Take this quiz to find out.

School Subject What is your favorite subject?
Science
English

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thinking How good are you at remembering people's names?
I never forget a name.
I am awful at names, but great with faces.

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Waiting You're meeting someone for coffee at 9 a.m. When do you show up?
8:55
9:15

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Reading Outside Do you ever skim through parts of books that bore you?
I never skim through books.
I have been known to do that.

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Daydreaming How often do you daydream?
Not often.
Pretty often.

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Distracted Texting Are you easily distracted?
No, I stay on point.
Can you repeat that?

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Spock Who would you be on Star Trek?
Mr. Spock
Captain Kirk

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Risky Do you like taking risks?
I try to avoid them.
I have been known to do that.

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Music while Working Do you like music to be playing when you work?
I would rather not have music on.
I need to have music on.

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Worried Do you worry about what other people think of you?
Doesn't everyone?
I try not to.

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Blank business card What job sounds best for you?
Lawyer
Teacher

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Cleaning Do you like to clean?
Sure, it feels good.
I can't stand it.

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Neat room Does everything have to be in its place at home?
Well, that would be nice.
No, I don't care much about that.

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Learning How do you learn best?
By listening to something out loud.
By reading.

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To do list Do you have a to-do list?
Of course. Doesn't everyone?
Are you kidding?

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Car Directions Are you good at giving people directions?
I think I am.
Not so much.

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Lots of Money What sounds best?
To have a million dollars and have to work really hard.
To have just enough to live on and have total freedom.

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Movies What do you pay most attention to during a movie?
The special effects
The acting

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Holding hands couple What is most impressive to you in a significant other?
How hard they work.
Their heart

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Puzzle Do you like puzzles?
I enjoy them.
Not much

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Art Museum Do you enjoy art museums?
Not particularly
I love them.

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Books What type of novel sounds fun to read?
Crime
Literary

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Star Wars Scene What movie sounds good?
"Wall Street"
"Star Wars"

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Nice bedroom How neat is your bedroom?
Pretty neat
Kind of messy

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Learn What would you most like to learn?
Sales techniques
A new meditation technique

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How would your friends describe you?
Successful
Fun

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Party When was the last time you spent all night partying?
I have never done that.
Within the last few months

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Alone Would you be sad if you never found a life partner?
I probably would be.
Of course not, I am OK no matter what.

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New day When do you get up on the weekends?
6 a.m.
10 a.m.

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Job Quit Work Would you quit a well-paying job if you hated it, with no other job lined up?
That would be hard.
Easily

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