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Friday, February 27, 2004

Totally WRONG Assessment 

"Experience is the hardest kind of teacher.
It gives you the test first, and the lesson afterward."

~ Anonymous

I just took the Brain Usage Profile test.     And, I have to say, based on ALL of the other psychological, temperment, personality, and gifted testing I have ever taken, I've NEVER been classified as logical or organized.      Organized?!?     Me?!?     Pardon me while I laugh, hysterically!

Artists, in whatever form they manifest their creativity, have no concept of logical organization (as it tends to stifle the creative processes).     I've been labeled one of the most "right-brained" persons ever to take any such testing, and am S-H-O-C-K-E-D to find that my answers put me in the "auditory/left-brained" category instead of my usual "visual/right-brained" category.     Can we say -- glitch in the testing?!?

Your Brain Usage Profile
Auditory : 56%
Visual : 43%
Left : 61%
Right : 38%

[begin assessment quotes]
Kitty, you are mildly left-hemisphere dominant while showing a slight preference for auditory processing.     This overall combination seems to indicate a well-working blend of logic and judgment and organization, with sufficient intuition, perception and creativity to balance that dominance.

You will at times experience conflict between how you feel and what you think which will generally be resolved in favor of what you think.     You will find yourself interested in the practical applications of whatever material you have learned or whatever situation you face and will retain the ability to refine whatever knowledge you possess or aspects of whatever position you are in.

By and large, you will orient yourself toward intellectual activities and structure.    Though not rigid, you will schedule yourself, plan, and focus on routine and continuity of operations, rather than on changes and disruptions.

When changes or disruptions occur, you are likely to consider first how to ensure that such disruptions do not occur.     The same balance is reflected in your sensory preference.    You will tend to be reflective and measured in your interaction style.    For the most part, you will be considered objective without being cold and goal-oriented while retaining the capacity to listen to others.

Preferentially you learn by listening and maintaining significant internal dialogues with yourself.     Nevertheless, you have sufficient visualization capabilities to benefit from using graphs, charts, doodles, or even body movement to enhance your comprehension and memory.

To the extent that you are even implicitly aware of your hemispheric dominance and sensory style, you will feel most comfortable in those arenas which emphasize verbal skills and logic.     Teaching, law, and science are those that stand out among the professions, along with technical sales and management.

[end assessment quotes]

I'll stick with writing, photography, mixed-media art, interior design, and the more abstract sides of life, thank-you-very-much!

current mood:  confused by my results
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