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Vasilisa
11-20-2013, 03:13 AM
Test Link (http://www.gwaynemiller.com/test.html#.Un0QU2SjAVk)

How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory (http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/11/how-the-brain-creates-personality-a-new-theory/281287/)

Mover Mode results when the top- and bottom-brain systems are both highly utilized. When people think in this mode, they are inclined to make and act on plans (using the top-brain system) and to register the consequences of doing so (using the bottom-brain system), subsequently adjusting plans on the basis of feedback. According to our theory, people who habitually rely on Mover Mode typically are most comfortable in positions that allow them to plan, act, and see the consequences of their actions.

Perceiver Mode results when the bottom-brain system is highly utilized but the top-brain system is not. When people think in this mode, they use the bottom-brain system to try to make sense of what they perceive in depth; they interpret what they experience, put it in context, and try to understand the implications. However, by definition, people who are operating in Perceiver Mode do not often initiate detailed or complex plans.

Stimulator Mode results when the top-brain system is highly utilized but the bottom-brain system is not. According to our theory, when people rely on Stimulator Mode they may be creative and original, but they do not always know when “enough is enough”—their actions can be disruptive, and they may not adjust their behavior appropriately.

Adaptor Mode results when neither the top- nor the bottom-brain system is highly utilized. People who are thinking in this mode are not caught up in initiating plans, nor are they fully focused on classifying and interpreting what they experience. Instead, our theory predicts that they are open to becoming absorbed by local events and immediate imperatives. They should tend to be action-oriented, and responsive to ongoing situations.


You Have
Tendency To Rely on Top/Tendency To Rely on Bottom
Which Means
You think in situational Mover Mode: You tend to make and act on plans, register consequences, and adjust plans accordingly, but are particularly context dependent

senza tema
11-20-2013, 04:08 AM
You Have
Tendency Not To Rely on Top/Tendency Not To Rely on Bottom
Which Means
You think in situational Adaptor Mode: you are open to being absorbed by local events, are action-oriented and responsive to ongoing situations, but you are particularly context dependent.

SD45T-2
11-20-2013, 06:38 AM
You Have
Tendency To Rely on Top/Tendency Not To Rely on Bottom
Which Means
You think in situational Stimulator Mode: you tend to make and act on plans, but do not always register consequences and adjust plans accordingly, but are particularly context dependent.

EcK
11-20-2013, 08:17 PM
ou Have
Tendency Not To Rely on Top/Tendency Not To Rely on Bottom
Which Means
You think in situational Adaptor Mode: you are open to being absorbed by local events, are action-oriented and responsive to ongoing situations, but you are particularly context dependent.

prplchknz
11-20-2013, 08:19 PM
Tendency Not To Rely on Top/Very Strong Tendency Not To Rely on Bottom
Which Means
You tend to think in Adaptor Mode (you are open to being absorbed by local events, are action-oriented and responsive to ongoing situations), but sometimes think in Stimulator Mode instead (you make and act on plans, but do not always register consequences and adjust plans accordingly).

Riva
11-20-2013, 08:30 PM
You Have
Tendency To Rely on Top/Very Strong Tendency Not To Rely on Bottom
Which Means
You tend to think in Stimulator Mode (you make and act on plans, but do not always register consequences and adjust plans accordingly) but sometimes think in Adaptor Mode instead (you are open to being absorbed by local events, are action oriented and responsive to ongoing situations).

lunareclipze
11-20-2013, 09:14 PM
You Have
Very Strong Tendency Not To Rely on Top/Tendency Not To Rely on Bottom
Which Means
You tend to think in Adaptor Mode (you are open to being absorbed by local events, are action-oriented and responsive to ongoing situations), but sometimes think in Perceiver Mode instead (you interpret what is experienced, put it in context, and understand the implications).

garbage
11-21-2013, 04:07 PM
I'm a planner!? Never would have guessed :wink:


You Have
Tendency To Rely on Top/Tendency Not To Rely on Bottom

Which Means
You think in situational Stimulator Mode: you tend to make and act on plans, but do not always register consequences and adjust plans accordingly, but are particularly context dependent.

AffirmitiveAnxiety
11-21-2013, 08:02 PM
You Have
Tendency Not To Rely on Top/Very Strong Tendency Not To Rely on Bottom
Which Means
You tend to think in Adaptor Mode (you are open to being absorbed by local events, are action-oriented and responsive to ongoing situations), but sometimes think in Stimulator Mode instead (you make and act on plans, but do not always register consequences and adjust plans accordingly).

Such Irony
11-22-2013, 08:12 PM
You Have
Tendency To Rely on Top/Tendency Not To Rely on Bottom
Which Means
You think in situational Stimulator Mode: you tend to make and act on plans, but do not always register consequences and adjust plans accordingly, but are particularly context dependent

OrangeAppled
11-23-2013, 05:51 AM
Results:
You Have
Tendency Not To Rely on Top
/Tendency Not To Rely on Bottom
Which Means
You think in situational Adaptor Mode: you are open to being absorbed by local events, are action-oriented and responsive to ongoing situations, but you are particularly context dependent.

Adaptor Mode results when neither the top- nor the bottom-brain system is highly utilized. People who are thinking in this mode are not caught up in initiating plans, nor are they fully focused on classifying and interpreting what they experience. Instead, our theory predicts that they are open to becoming absorbed by local events and immediate imperatives. They should tend to be action-oriented, and responsive to ongoing situations.

Meh, the last two sentences are totally off.


I relate to these two more:

Perceiver Mode results when the bottom-brain system is highly utilized but the top-brain system is not. When people think in this mode, they use the bottom-brain system to try to make sense of what they perceive in depth; they interpret what they experience, put it in context, and try to understand the implications. However, by definition, people who are operating in Perceiver Mode do not often initiate detailed or complex plans.

Stimulator Mode results when the top-brain system is highly uti*lized but the bottom-brain system is not. According to our theory, when people rely on Stimulator Mode they may be creative and original, but they do not always know when “enough is enough”—their actions can be disruptive, and they may not adjust their behav*ior appropriately.