Is your child a left-brainer?
Do people call him or her nerdy, geeky, socially awkward, aloof, or Aspie?
A quick checklist:
- Prefers to play and do schoolwork alone
- Interacts more easily with adults than with peers
- Easily distracted by noise and clutter
- Detail-oriented rather than big-picture oriented;
- Abstract thinker
- Math buff, science buff, and/or lawyerly
- Struggles with transitions
- Deep, all-absorbing interests
- Encyclopedic knowledge
- Likes to lecture
Take the Left Brain Child Quiz.
Other online tests indicating leftbrainedness:
- Systemizing Quotient (A high score is suggestive).
- Empathy Quotient (A low score is suggestive).
- Autism Spectrum Quotient (A high score is suggestive).
- Minds in the eyes (A low score is suggestive).
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.