This week I’ve been totally brain dead. I have loads of things I want to write about on my various blogs, tons of things I have to do before spring break, and work I have to finish before reports are due. Yet, I seem completely unable to do any of them…
Sometimes I think I have so many things I want to do, I can’t even begin to start. Also, sometimes I can’t do anything until I’ve accomplished one major task – like I have some sort of traffic jam in my mind. Either way, it’s driving me crazy! Does this ever happen to you?
Anyway, speaking of brains, I’ve just started reading A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink. It’s basically about the transition from the Information Age to (what he refers to as) the Conceptual Age. The subtitle is: Why Right Brainers Will Rule the Future. I took a
fun somewhat boring, but thankfully, short quiz to test my “brainage” (is that word?), and it turns out I’m predominantly (52%) left-brained.
According to the quiz:
In addition to being known as left-brained, you are also known as a critical thinker who uses logic and sense to collect information. You are able to retain this information through the use of numbers, words, and symbols. You usually only see parts of the “whole” picture, but this is what guides you step-by-step in a logical manner to your conclusion. Concise words, numerical and written formulas and technological systems are often forms of expression for you. Some occupations usually held by a left-brained person include a lab scientist, banker, judge, lawyer, mathematician, librarian, and skating judge.
No surprise there, I’m sure you’re thinking. I am so structured and organized it even drives me crazy. I guess I have to work on the little activities Pink has at the end of each chapter to “exercise” my right-brain. I do want to rule the future after all.