September 29th, 2007

rainy path


no more! Well, if you are working on a Windows machine, anyhow. But since many of you do and lots of my friends are of the creative right-brained variety, you might find this program helpful: the ADD Planner. Of course, I found this while looking for something else entirely and got distracted by the shiny buttons.

ETA: this Mac to-do organizer thinger looks nifty: LifeShaker. Someone make me stop....

ETA2: ZOMG LifeShaker is the best to-do list thing EVAR.
never be ashamed

right/left brain

I'm supposed to be looking for a pen name. I'm like a magpie, I swear.

My results from this test:

Your Brain Usage Profile:

Auditory : 31%
Visual : 68%
Left : 42%
Right : 57%

Amanda, 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.

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 utitlize 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."

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. 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.

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.