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

Brian Whitney

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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.

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How good are you at remembering people's names?

You're meeting someone for coffee at 9 a.m. When do you show up?

Do you ever skim through parts of books that bore you?

How often do you daydream?

Are you easily distracted?

Who would you be on Star Trek?

Do you like taking risks?

Do you like music to be playing when you work?

Do you worry about what other people think of you?

What job sounds best for you?

Do you like to clean?

Does everything have to be in its place at home?

How do you learn best?

Do you have a to-do list?

Are you good at giving people directions?

What sounds best?

What do you pay most attention to during a movie?

What is most impressive to you in a significant other?

Do you like puzzles?

Do you enjoy art museums?

What type of novel sounds fun to read?

What movie sounds good?

How neat is your bedroom?

What would you most like to learn?

How would your friends describe you?

When was the last time you spent all night partying?

Would you be sad if you never found a life partner?

When do you get up on the weekends?

Would you quit a well-paying job if you hated it, with no other job lined up?

How often do you use a calculator?

Are you shy when you meet new people?

Do you believe in an afterlife?

Do you shower when you first get up?

Do you try to fix things yourself?

What are your dreams usually like?

Are you a leader or a follower?

Do you tend to wear more black or more white?

What do you do at parties?

Do you follow fashion trends?

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