As discussed in the companion article “Profile of a Right Brain Personality,” slight brain imbalances exist in all individuals that label them either right-brained or left-brained. It’s important to understand how the two sides of the brain function to determine which side of the brain is stronger. The following provides a glimpse into what the personality of a person who is left-brained (right-brain deficient) is all about.
Left Brain Cognitive Strengths
The left-brain personality generally craves an orderly life. Predictability and familiarity are their operative words, and they have habits and routines they like to follow daily. They are rule followers, good with details, and like to analyze everything. Left-brainers are realists and are more book-smart rather than street-smart. They are more theoretical than practical.
Left Brain Creative Strengths
Left-brain creative interests lean more towards classical music. They may also be good at music themselves, though their ability generally does not go beyond playing an instrument. They are also good with their hands and can make small, detailed letters. This makes them good at art and are likely to take up painting at some point in their life.
Common Left Brain Career Paths
- Computer and Information Technologist
Left-Brained = Right Brain Deficit
When the left brain dominates, it follows that the right brain is likely deficit in some way. The following infographic outlines common signs of a right brain deficit. To learn more about brain imbalance and how to assess how mild or severe your imbalance is, take a look at the Melillo Adult Hemispheric Checklist in Chapter 6 of the book Autism: The Scientific Truth About Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders – and What Parents Can Do Now.