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    Don't Judge Me! Haphazard's Avatar
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    Default Left Brain/Right Brain

    I still don't get the difference between the two.

    Can someone explain it to me?
    -Carefully taking sips from the Fire Hose of Knowledge

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    Well, you're into writing, so let me put it this way:

    When you write and brainstorm, you're using your right brain.

    When you edit and revise, you're using your left brain.

    Does that make sense?

    The only further point I could make is that the left brain is about precision processing and analysis, while the right is about holistic processing and synthesis. It's classically defined as the difference between an accountant, mathmatician, or secretary (left), and an author, artist, or entertainer on the other (right). The difference between open-ended and present behavior, as opposed to goal-oriented and future behavior.

    In MBTI terms, you could define it as in one sense being P (right) vs J (left), but also being N (right) vs S (left). So essentially, NPs exemplify the right-brained approach, and SJs exemplify the left-brained approach, especially ENTPs and ISTJs, IMO. Actually, you might also choose to describe it as the difference between perceiving and judging functions.

    The left brain's function is to evaluate and organize, the right brain's is to create and change.

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    ^ You have to add the T/F factors as well where T uses logical thinking (left brained) and F uses feeling (right brained)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragingkatsuki View Post
    ^ You have to add the T/F factors as well where T uses logical thinking (left brained) and F uses feeling (right brained)
    Yes, but that's a weaker factor than the others. Fe isn't nearly as right-brained as Fi, for instance.

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    ^ Well, yea. I'm just putting the general description of the preferences into account and much less the functions.

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    Your left brain is on the left and your right brain is on the right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimmy View Post
    Your left brain is on the left and your right brain is on the right.
    Like, to the person who has the brain or the person looking at it?
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    Ne types are all massively right brained from memory (as Athenian said). My left is a little backup rig in the corner. (what's sense and order?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    Like, to the person who has the brain or the person looking at it?


    You always have to ask the little but important questions that no one else thinks to ask.

    To the person who has it, of course. The person looking at it could be standing anywhere relative to the brain. If they're standing behind the person, it's on the same side for both of them. If they're off the the side, one side is in front of them, and if they're in front, the person's left is on the observer's right.

    But the point is, the same side of your brain will always be on YOUR left and right, but not always on the same sides for an observer. Thus, it has to be your own left and right for the sake of consistency.

    At least, I hope everyone thought so. If none of the researchers remembered that, all the data might be imaginary or flawed because they didn't keep accurate track of, or even agree on which side of the brain was which.

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    According to Thomson's Personality Type:

    Right Brained: Ne Se Fi Ti
    Left Brained: Ni Si Fe Te

    Left brained: Ordered, verbal or symbolic, sequential, linear
    Right brained: Unordered, non-verbal (spatial, visual, kinetic, etc), random, holistic

    So Ti is, somewhat counter-intuitively, a right-brained process.

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