left or right?

A new interest of mine is the difference between right-brained and left-brained people.  I always thought of myself as a logical and rational person, after all, my first career was in banking and my longest career to date was in bookkeeping.  I knew that I had creative tendencies in that I would like to do an occasional craft project here or there, but for the most part, I believed that I was not very artistic or original.

I did some research on the qualities of right and left brained people and this is what I found:

Right-brained people are described as random, intuitive, holistic, synthesizing, subjective, and look at things as wholes. Left-brainers are logical, sequential, rational, analytical, objective, and look at things in parts.  When I took an on-line quiz to determine which one I was, the results were approximately 60% right and 40% left.

Truth is, no one is either right or left.  We are each a bit of both with one side being more dominant than the other.  That explains why I can be so good at numbers (banking/bookkeeping) and still be a creative person.  I used to think that being creative meant that a person was artistic, but now I know that creativity is more than that.  It is more about how a person thinks, not so much what they can produce.

After learning the true definition of creativity, I looked back through my life and found that much of who I am fits that definition.  I have a unique way of looking at the world and can see many different sides of the same story.  I raised my children holistically and creatively, allowing them to always be who they were.  The objective writing style that I must use at work does not come easy to me,  I have always written subjectively, from my perspective.  I can see the big picture and often think “outside the box”.  Traditional routes have never suited me.  All of these things describe a right-brained, creative person.  They describe me.

Try the quiz for yourself at http://www.intelliscript.net/test_area/questionnaire/questionnaire.cgi

Are you surprised by the answer?  The quiz helped me to understand so much more about myself.  I hope you can learn something, too.  Knowing and understanding ourselves more fully can only lead us to living a more fulfilling life.  I believe we are here to live up to our greatest potential on this earth using all the gifts we have been given.  What is your greatest potential?

Yours in creativity,



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