Left Brain Child Quiz

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Please note: This test measures left-brain vs. right-brain personality traits, not left vs. 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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1. My child is very independent.
2. My child interacts more easily with adults than with peers.
3. My child often asks for play dates with other children.
4. My child is often deeply absorbed in thought.
5. My child readily shares his or her feelings with others.
6. My child is easily distracted when doing something that he or she isn't interested in.
7. My child prefers working in groups to working by him or herself.
8. My child has seemingly encyclopedic knowledge of particular topics.
9. It's easy to tell what my child is feeling or thinking by looking at his or her face.
10. My child has broad and varied interests.
11. My child is good at empathizing with people.
12. My child is good at hard math or logic problems.
13. My child gets impatient when other children make mistakes or are slow to understand.
14. My child is good at starting conversations.
15. My child has trouble organizing lots of material all at once, as in a big school project.
16. Teachers often praise my child for his or her handwriting.
17. My child has just two or three (or fewer) good friends.
18. My child loves to argue and nitpick.
19. My child is good at reading facial expressions.
20. My child prefers dolls and costumes to blocks and other building toys.
21. My child can calculate numbers in his or her head.
22. Socially, my child seems younger and less sophisticated than other children.
23. Physically, my child is very coordinated and poised.
24. My child can be a control freak.
25. My child is highly aware of pop culture.
26. When doing his or her own thing my child is highly organized.
27. My child has trouble understanding body language.
28. My child needs things to be spelled out in words.
29. My child is highly susceptible to peer pressure.
30. My child learns math better through hands-on activities than through abstract symbols and concepts.
31. My child often bosses people around.
32. My child fidgets a lot unless absorbed in an activity.
33. When things don't go his or her way my child can quickly go from calm to extremely upset.
34. My child's school work often earns points for neatness and creativity.
35. My child often lectures or "talks at" others.
36. My child readily believes what people say.
37. My child can tune everything out when doing something he or she is really interested in.
38. My child easily adjusts to new situations.
39. My child has one or more deep, all-absorbing interests.
40. My child is good at the back-and-forth of conversations.
41. My child often receives play date and birthday party invitations.
42. Teachers often praise my child's organizational skills.
43. My child is good at teasing and at being teased.
44. My child generally seems more “serious" than others his or her age.
45. My child easily makes transitions from one activity to another.
46. My child is oblivious to the various pop culture toys, games, and fashions that are popular with his or her peers.
47. People have wondered whether there's something wrong with my child socially.
48. My child easily tolerates clutter and commotion in classrooms and elsewhere.
49. My child is pretty mellow when there's an unexpected change in plans.
50. People say that my child should be a lawyer.