What Is Your Brain Actually Good At?
By: Jennifer Post
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About This Quiz
Brains are weird. There's a shower thought on the internet that basically says that the brain is the only organ that got to name itself. Weird, right? As weird as brains are, you can't function without them. For a little science lesson, let's tap into the Bill Nye types of the world and figure out how the brain works. Each part of your brain is responsible for certain functions in your body, and while some have separate roles, they all need to work together to make things happen. Your brain controls everything from your heart rate right down to the mood you're in. It also makes you predetermined to be good at certain things over others. But why? Who knows? Well, some people probably know, but let's get back on track.
Without doing a brain scan, answering just 30 questions will give you insight into what your brain is actually good at. Maybe it's what you've thought all along or maybe you'll be completely shocked and discover a new hobby or interest. Have you ever not done something because you thought you wouldn't be good at it? Now's your chance to branch out and find out what your brain does best. Take the quiz now to find out!
What's the best way you can think of to relax?
Was there anything you learned growing up that you were particularly interested in?
Do you like doing puzzles even if they're hard to solve?
I can usually solve any puzzle.
I'll do it if someone else wants to.
When you want to get to know someone, like really know them, what do you do?
Just start a conversation and see where it goes
Try an activity and see if you both like it
Would you say you're a procrastinator?
I do my best work at the last minute.
Is one bookshelf enough to house your entire collection?
Most of my books are digital.
If something broke in your home, would you try and fix it yourself before shopping for something new?
How do you handle your emotions when things just aren't going right in your life?
I can handle my emotions really well, I don't know how though.
Write out a list of all the things I'm grateful for
I channel them into something else.
Is fresh air the best cure for anything?
I think a challenge is the best cure.
What do you honestly think it will take to save the planet?
Maybe there's actually nothing wrong with the planet.
This may seem like a weird question, but trust us! Do you put on your shirt or pants first when getting dressed in the morning?
I feel like it changes depending on my outfit.
Are you an easily distracted person?
When I'm focused, I'm unstoppable.
Only if I'm not into what I'm doing
When you're sitting at your desk and that 3 p.m. hour hits, what do you do to perk yourself up?
Go chat with someone to reenergize myself
Not that anyone really looks forward to standardized tests, but how were the SATs for you?
They weren't hard, but if I didn't have to take them I wouldn't have.
There's a million things I would have rather been doing on a Saturday.
I get why they're necessary.
Do you wash the dishes immediately following dinner or do you let them "soak"?
Everything needs a good soak.
I have someone else do them.
How old were you when you stopped making your mom schedule your doctor's appointments?
If you wake up stressed in the middle of the night from a dream, how do you calm yourself down?
Tell myself everything is going to be OK
Imagine I'm on a beach or in a pool
How do you motivate yourself to get out of bed every day?
If you weren't doing the job you're doing now, what would you do instead?
Where is the best place to belt out your favorite song?
If two of your friends were having an argument that didn't involve you, what would you do?
I have to know what's going on.
Let each one know I'm there if they need me
Would you be a good pet parent?
When someone introduces themselves to you, do you commit their name to memory?
I repeat it to make sure I heard it right.
Does the mystery or thriller genre appeal to you?
The characters are always way too clueless.
They're hard for me to watch.
Do you like to read a book before watching the movie version?
Sometimes I don't have the patience for books.
Yes, but I don't always stick to that.
I actually prefer it the other way around.
You've got a few extra hours on your hands. How are you spending them?
Are you the kind of person to start conversations with strangers?
If I need help with something
Is your mind a cluttered place?
I guess you could say that.
It's all compartmentalized.
Was school enjoyable for you?
Does journaling help get all of your thoughts out of your head so you can process them?
I can see how it would, but I don't personally do it.
I just talk thoughts out even if it's to myself.
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