Communicator (communicator) wrote,
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Personality test

Thanks to mistraltoes, the first personality test I've blogged in a while, and it's a good 'un. This test is intended to determine whether one is right or left brain dominant, and visual or auditory. I am conscious of being more visual, though I am fond of words. I think I am lazily inclined to rely on intuition because I find mental effort a bit too much like hard work sometimes.

Here are the results, my comments in italics:

communicator, you possess an interesting balance of hemispheric and sensory characteristics, with a slight right-brain dominance and a slight preference for visual processing. Since neither of these is completely centered, you lack the indecision and second-guessing associated with other patterns. You have a distinct preference for creativity and intuition with seemingly sufficient verbal skills to be able to translate in any meaningful way to yourself and others.

ETA - this is how I would like to be, certainly, and this is the sort of work I have always gravitated towards. I'm creating a report translating figures into pictures and words right now at work. However when I am trying to be creative I am sometimes swamped by visual imagery and emotional/physical sensation, and I can't find the right words.


You tend to see things in "wholes" without surrendering the ability to attend to details. You can give them sufficient notice to be able to utilize and incorporate them as part of an overall pattern.

In the same way, while you are active and process information simultaneously, you demonstrate a capacity for sequencing as well as reflection which allows for some "inner dialogue."

ETA this means mental talky-talk I guess. I think everyone does some quick-and-dirty multi-dimensional parallel processing and some talky-talk verbal reasoning. I find the former much pleasanter but less reliable.


All in all, you are likely to be quite content with yourself and your style although at times it will not necessarily be appreciated by others.

ETA I bet everyone thinks they are unappreciated (sob).


You have sufficient confidence to not second-guess yourself, but rather to use your critical faculties in a way that enhances, rather than limits, your creativity.

You can learn in either mode although far more efficiently within the visual mode. It is likely that in listening to conversations or lecture materials you simultaneously translate into pictures which enhance and elaborate on the meaning.

ETA absolutely right. I also do this when listening to music. In the case of pop music I run little fan vids in my brain.


It is most likely that you will gravitate towards those endeavors which are predominantly visual but include some logic or structuring. You may either work particularly hard at cultivating your auditory skills or risk "missing out" on being able to efficiently process what you learn. Your own intuitive skills will at times interfere with your capacity to listen to others, which is something else you may need to take into account.

ETA harsh but fair IMHO
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