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Left Brain Child

being left-brain in a right-brain world...

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Is your child a left-brainer?

Do people call him or her nerdy, geeky, socially awkward, aloof, or Aspie?

A quick checklist:
  1. Prefers to play and do schoolwork alone
  2. Interacts more easily with adults than with peers
  3. Easily distracted by noise and clutter
  4. Detail-oriented rather than big-picture oriented;
  5. Abstract thinker
  6. Math buff, science buff, and/or lawyerly
  7. Struggles with transitions
  8. Deep, all-absorbing interests
  9. Encyclopedic knowledge
  10. Likes to lecture
  11. Noncomformist

Take the Left Brain Child Quiz.

Other online tests indicating leftbrainedness:

  1. Systemizing Quotient (A high score is suggestive).
  2. Empathy Quotient (A low score is suggestive).
  3. Autism Spectrum Quotient (A high score is suggestive).
  4. Minds in the eyes (A low score is suggestive).

(Source:www.glenrowe.net)

A note on left-brain, right-brain, and brain hemispheres

Here left-brain and right-brain are used in the informal, everyday sense. They do not refer in any way to left and right brain hemispheres.

Left-brain: logical, systematic, analytical, one-at-a-time, abstract, verbal, introverted.

Right-brain: emotional, incidental, intuitive, holistic, relational, nonverbal, social.

 


 
 

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