A person who uses mostly the right brain is image-oriented and processes information using instincts. When a right brain person has an idea, it is processed simultaneously. The right brain person is thought of as the creator, musician, and artist. This style of thinking will look at the whole picture first and then the details.
The right brain controls the left side of the body. These individuals use many hand gestures and body movements to express feelings, and they do have a lot of feelings.
Typically, a right brain person is physically fit and is very good at most sports. High energy and spontaneity make it easier for right brain-inclined people to adapt to new situations.
Right brain people are very graphic and prefer learning by using visual imagery and physical examples. They want to know the “why” and the “reasons”. Teaching a right brain person can be a challenge as boredom is common in regard to long, drawn out conversations and speeches. The best way a right brain person can remember things or keep attention is to use visual imagery like a photograph, write the subject matter down, or illustrate a picture.
These individuals have an innate ability to memorize. You will often find that they know every word to every song or every sentence to a story. They love not only a good storyteller but they are usually either the narrator or the writer of a fictional tale. The right brain person enjoys curling up with a good book and reading an unsolved mystery or fantasy; anything that lets the imagination run wild. At times they will get lost in their own imagination and you may find them dramatically acting out a new script that they have in mind.
Right brain thinkers are good at geometry due to having extraordinary spatial abilities. The right brain person can also have a talent for drawing or sculpture and oftentimes will be found toiling over their latest piece of art work. Although the right brain individual is not a methodical thinker you will be amazed at how they love to organize things to show relations between objects, ideas, or subjects. As well, a right brain person does not like to outline but is very skilled at summarizing almost anything. They will watch, listen, or read for the main details and bypass the smaller aspects.
Many right brain individuals have a difficult time with spelling and expressing themselves. Yet many become talented writers later on in life. If visual learning is applied at an early age then difficulties with reading or expressing ones feelings can be curtailed.
Another ability that a right brain person has is multitasking. These individuals can listen to music, watch TV, dance, or talk on the phone while studying or doing homework. Although they do get a bit absentminded, eventually that lost item will be found when a new project is started.
With a right brain style often there is no sense of time due to the individual being in a fantasy land or dream scape. Because of their impulsive nature it is difficult for them to prioritize, making it a challenge to get work done or be on time As well, the right brain thinker does not like to read the small print of instruction manuals and this can obviously cause problems with many things. It is best for these individuals to slow down and breath when the little things like “fine print” need to be dealt with. Meditation or breathing exercises help the right brain person when they find themselves in a hurry.
Right brain individuals are the mystics, the free thinkers, and the philosophers of the world. One of their favorite pastimes is to daydream and often they will dream about a fantasy type future. They are usually bubbling with enthusiasm which invites many acquaintances and lasting friendships. They are filled with sincere compliments and appreciation. They love a good joke or two, enjoy clowning around, and prefer to socialize and be in large crowds. Although a right brain thinker is absentminded, their enthusiasm and good nature will win your heart. They are unpredictable and extremely spontaneous, a spur of the moment type of person and very seldom boring.
Occupations often associated with a right brain person include: artist, actor/actress, athlete, baker, beautician, chef, conductor, craftsman, fire fighter, forest ranger, forest service worker, horticulturist, musician, naturalist, nursery worker, restaurant owner, viticulturist, wildlife manager, or writer.