Right or Left?

Want to find our whether you think from you are controlled by your right brain or your left?
Hold out your hands in front of you and entwine your fingers together like this:


If your right thumb is over your left, then you are a left brained person.

Left brains are seen as “smarter” and tend to be

  • analytical,
  • logical,
  • Sequential.

They do things in the “proper” order and feel there is a proper order.

They tend to do well in

  • reading,
  • writing,
  • speech and
  • Math.


These subject areas have “sequential rules” and they respond to this. Lefts also naturally evaluate what’s wrong and why it won’t work. They are sensitive to flaws of self and others almost to the point of not being able to accept a person because of their flaws. They tend to not see the whole person but the flaw(s). The world is linear to them. The left-brained person doesn’t see the end result and needs to go through the steps, one-by-one and sees the big picture when all the little steps are completed.


Lefts are skeptical of anything new. It can be a new invention, work schedule, or a new appliance. They resist anything new and untried. They defend the familiar and ordinary and are likely to say, “This is how we do it here.” When a new concept is mentioned, they are likely to say, “Why change things? What’s wrong with the way we are doing things?” These are the people that come home from work and get upset that the furniture has been rearranged. “What was wrong with things they way they were?”]

Famous Left Brained people:

  • Stephen Hawking
  • Richard Feynan


If your left thumb is over your right, then you are a right brained person.

Right brains don’t like to jump through the hoops to get something done. They also don’t like to follow rules which don’t make sense to them. They see the big picture quickly and what you are asking them to do in steps doesn’t seem necessary because they are at the end of the process already.

Right brains are non-judgmental and often have no opinion on many topics. They can see both sides and are often seen as wishy washy or lacking values. They see the whole person and are less likely to condemn a person because of a flaw. They often have an interesting group of friends.


Rights select careers as:

  • entrepreneurs,
  • athletes,
  • sales,
  • artists,
  • musician,
  • craftsmen,
  • dancers.

New Ideas

Right brains embrace new ideas. They are future thinkers and enjoy introducing controversial ideas. They believe that everything is possible, tend to be very creative, and don’t see the pitfalls along the way. They leave those little details to the lefts.

Famous Right Brains

  • Albert Einstein
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Steve Jobs



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