A Right Brainer Lost In A Left Brained World...

While cruising around online one day, I discovered what has been wrong with me all my life! I guess "wrong" is the incorrect word, BUT - think about this: Just about everyone I ever knew was/is very organized, good with math, very realistic about life ("it is what it is"), don't do much with computers, have good memories, and like to go to their respective daily jobs, day in and day out.

And here I am, always daydreaming about what could be, a total incompetent at housekeeping, absent minded, clueless about math (if I don't have a calculator and my fingers - or my left brained spouse - forget it!), and can never seem to get any one job done at a time.

I also remember when I started my first job, and spent a week crying myself to sleep when I realized I was facing working at an outside job (when I couldn't do the things I wanted to do) for 40 or 50 years of my life! I don't mind the work - but I feel a 40 hour work week is way too much - there's no time to LIVE! But everyone else doesn't even seem to think about it - in fact, many work much more than that! I myself have an endless list of things I want to do if I ever have time, and can see that I will never accomplish most of them unless I come into a lot of money! No one else seems to feel the same...

So it's been tough for me (sorta).

BUT, on the other hand, spelling and grammar (withOUT spellcheck) always came easy to me, and of course I love to create. Anything. And usually can teach myself most of what I need to know in that area. I don't know very many people who can relate to that, either. 

But then, I ran across a site that explained it all...I'm right brained!

When a person is Right Brain Dominant, they are thought of as the dreamers, the artists, and the musicians of the world. Just because they are not as good with numbers and remembering facts does not mean that they are "dumber" than a left brained person (someone please inform my  spousal unit of that!). They just have their strengths in different areas. They do have similar characteristics and they tend to hold similar occupations.

Above are just a few things associated with the right cerebral hemisphere of the brain. People who are right brain dominant are usually good with these things. Here are some more characteristics of a right-brained person.

Prefers rock music (!)

Right brain controls left side of body

Prefer visual instructions with examples (!)

Good at sports (wow...definitely not THAT one)

Good at art (!)

Follows Eastern thought*

Cat lovers (!)

Enjoy clowning around (!)

Can be hypnotized (!)

Likes to read fantasy and mystery stories (!)

Can listen to music or TV while studying (!)

Likes to write fiction (!)

Prefers group

Fun to dream about things that will probably never happen (!)

Enjoys making up own drawings and images (!)

Good at geometry

Likes organizing things to show relation

Can memorize music

Occasionally (!)absentminded

Likes to act out stories

Enjoys interacting affectively with others

Thinks better when lying down (not sure what THAT'S supposed to mean...)

Becomes restless during long verbal explanations

Enjoys creative storytelling (!)

Prefers to learn through free exploration

Good at recalling spatial imagery

Reads for main details

Skilled in showing relationships between ideas

Preference for summarizing over outlining

Solves problems intuitively (!)

Very Spontaneous and unpredictable (!)

Dreamer (!!)

philosophical (!)

*Eastern and Western thought: A doctor in an a country like China would first ask a person how they are doing and what else is going on in their life before they give them medicine. A doctor in North America would just ask them what their symptoms were and then give them medicine.

Below is a list of occupations USUALLY held by a right-brained person. (There are always exceptions.)

Forest ranger

Wildlife manager



Athlete (There it is again! Not a chance...)




...Which side do YOU use?


The Male Factor

I love to watch men.

- Oops, that wasn't quite what I wanted to say! - While that IS a true statement, that will have to wait for another post at another time...;-}
 What I mean is, I love to watch men at the art and craft shows I'm set up at. Most of them attend because their wives or ladyfriends want them to, and spend the day following them around and trying not to yawn too often. They walk past the jewelry, the fabric purses, the pottery, the geese clothes, etc. with a glazed look in their eyes and shuffling along like "Dawn Of The Dead" extras. They see my booth, glance inside, start to walk away, but then catch sight of the word "cement". They move back, touch one of the leaves, pick it up, look at the back of it - all very quietly and with slightly furrowed brows. I can just see the gears turning in their heads! They cannot reconcile what I'm doing with their experiences they may have had involving cement/concrete. Yes, he may have poured a sidewalk last year, but how can THIS actually be created from the same material? Many do ask questions about the process, and it really piques their interest.

Anyway, they usually go away very impressed, and (whether they purchase anything or not), I'm happy that what I do is appreciated by BOTH sexes! I even have male fans who are quite young (20 something), and that is even more unusual!
That's another advantage to selling leafcastings as opposed to jewelry - men wouldn't stop at a jewelry booth - what fun would THAT be?~