Is there such a thing as being "left-brained" or "right brained?" As I previewed the Lilenfeld text, it has come up several times that the left and right hemisphere of our brain each controls different ways in which we think. The left hemisphere of our brain is known for its fine tune language skills, while the right hemisphere is better known for language skills. Being known as "left brained" means that you are analytical, objective, intellectual, and you look at the pieces before the whole picture. On the other hand, a "right brained" person is more haphazard, artistic, expressive, and tends to look at the whole picture first. Even though being left brained and right brained is thought to be merely a myth, many people revolve their life around it. It helps them understand their learning styles and their strengths. For example, many schools focus on teaching in a left brained manor. They concentrate on the reasoning behind the fundamentals as opposed to the indirect ways to answer a question.
I took a quiz online to see whether I was left brained or right brained, and my results showed me that I was 62% left brained and 38% right brained! I'm not surprised to see this though because I prefer creativity to logic. I am a much more spontaneous and emotional person than I am analytical. Feel free to take this (short) quiz and find out whether you are left brained or right brained.