Sunday, May 4, 2008

Center-Brained


I once took a series of personality, IQ, and Learning Styles tests for psychology and education classes. I learned that I use both my visual and auditory senses equally to learn, and also that I am neither left, nor right brained. I am, in fact, center-brained. I use both hemispheres equally. What does this mean?

Well, I have come to conclude that it means I am a Jane-of-all-trades. I enjoy many activities equally. I have an even-keel personality, and I am master of nothing. I enjoy arts and crafts as much as I enjoy puzzles. I get creative urges as well as sportsman urges, but I am not proficient at anything. I know a little trivia, but not enough to win a game. I can draw or paint a picture, but not well enough to warrant a space in an art museum. I can ace tests in school, or know how people feel by looking at them, yet I say the wrong things in certain social situations. Despite things coming somewhat naturally, if I don't focus and hone my talents, I'm mediocre at best.

And I get bored doing the same thing for long periods of time. I have ideals, yet no way to make them a reality. I feel lost in myself, looking for guidance, when it comes to making changes. I don't know enough, because I have a vague understanding of almost everything.

I used to feel proud that I was center-brained, unique, able to do a little bit of everything. Until I grew up. Then I found that a little bit wasn't enough.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Being center-brained doesn't mean you are mediocre in everything. I used to have a tendancy to the right, but have learned to use my left equally as to protect me from te hurt I experienced by trusting my feelings to frequently.
I am able to see both sides and by careful thinking I can now make decisions that are most likely the wisest, in a long time period. Sometimes my right wins, sometimes the left. I just choose which side I let dominate. It's something you have to learn. You can be the best in what you do if you just let one side dominate and at other times, when it's best, the other.

April A.K.A. Elsha said...

yep! how do you think I got through school? ;)

BTW said...

Oh my gosh!!! This is exactly how I feel, I am also center-brained. I never thought anyone could feel the exact same way I do! Its sooo confusing! I'm in college right now and I can't decide on anything at all. I'm terribly good at anything, I am just acceptable at everything. Grr. I also need OODLES of guidance that no one seems to want to give out other than, 'you're lucky, you can do anything'. Talk about frustrating!

Anonymous said...

i was brought here from a google search "center brained, almost both"
after seeing this pic.
http://tinypic.com/r/1zd3el5/5
I'm 39 and in the same boat :)
My mind is still being pulled in two directions at once. but you learn to live with it.
not many center brained people out there, it seems.

ElshaHawk said...

Thanks for the pic Anonymous, I think I may include it! I have seen it before, but never put the two together.

There are more than you think! Many just don't know it.

Anonymous said...

It cool there are otheres out there like me. In every single left/right brain test 99.8% of the time its always even, right down the middle. I love the way I think. I see things in the bigger way and I must say I am always right(my wife has also admitted this). I find that I am very creative and that I can see the thing I invision in my mind very clearly. Maybe this is why I love to invent stuff. I would also like to share that I just found out why I have adhd and other little things and maybe its because our Centered brains use more Magnisium, because since 4 days ago I have been taking 1000mg a day and I am clearer in my thinking and sleep alot better. Anyways I wanted to share this in hopes it will bless someone elso who has the same awesomeness! God bless.

Anonymous said...

I'm center brained as well, but you can't look at it in a bad way. I have learned to make both sides of my brain work together in order to do anything I want to do. Since I can access both the visual and auditory sides of my brain, I can use it to my advantage. With the right brain, I can see something or feel something (intuition) and recognize it, but then I can stop in my tracks and think logically about what is going on. Using both together helps analyze situations and figure out the best way to react rather than just out of the heat of the moment. When it comes to learning something, I can adjust to whatever is being taught because I can learn in so many more ways than just one. It isn't bad to be center-brained. It IS a gift. You just have to learn how to access both sides more in depth and you can TRULY do absolutely anything you want in whatever way you want.