Montecristo Captain Quixote


The World Line of the Horizon Star

Some would say I was a lost man in a lost world

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Montecristo Captain Quixote

The "How Does My Brain Work" meme

This afternoon, I ran into an interesting little quiz on my friends page, courtesy of morganaus. It purports to show how your brain functions. It gives your learning style and which hemisphere is dominant. All of this is accomplished through 20 questions (literally). Usually I can twist these cheesy quizzes around to get whatever value I want out of them, but I just went ahead and took this one without thinking too hard about the questions or what kind of result I wanted to get. What came out was pretty interesting. As I have said before, I am something of a dichotomy. Heh heh. You can find out if you are too, by taking the Mind Media Brain Persuasion Test at Mind Media Life Enhancement Network. It's kind of fun and it's an easy one.

Your Brain Usage Profile

Montecristo, you show a slight right-hemisphere dominance with a moderate preference for auditory processing, an unusual and somewhat paradoxical combination of characteristics.

You are drawn to a random and sometimes nonchalant synthesis of material. You learn as it seems important to a specific situation, and might even develop a resentment of others who attempt to direct your learning down a specific channel.

Your right-hemispheric dominance provides a structure that is only loosely organized and one which processes entire swatches of reality, overlooking details. You are emotional in your reactions and perceptual more than logical in your approach, although you can impose structure and a language base when necessary.

Your auditory preference, on the other hand, implies that you process information sequentially and unidimensionally. This combination of right-brain and auditory modes creates conflict, as you want to process data more rapidly than your natural processes allow.

Your tendency to be creative and free-flowing is accompanied by sufficient ability to organize and be logical, allowing you a reasonable degree of success in a number of different endeavors. You take in information methodically and systematically which can then be synthesized rapidly. In this manner, you manage to function consistently well, although certainly less efficiently than you desire.

You prefer the abstract and are a theoretician at heart while retaining the ability to be practical. You find the symbolism in a great deal of what you encounter and are something of a "mystic."

With regards to your lifestyle, you have the mentality which would be good as a philosopher, writer, journalist, or instructor, or possibly as a systems designer or social worker. Perhaps most important is your ability to "listen to your inner voice" as a mode of skipping over unnecessary steps to achieve your goals.

Hmmm, I find that "mystic" bit rather irksome. I pride myself on being a rational person. Nevertheless, I do trust my judgement to spot trends and patterns in masses of data. It's called "intuition" and it has something of a bad reputation in "rationalist" philosophies, but is a real and practical approach to many situations. As an embedded software engineer, I suppose that "systems designer" comes closest to describing the career in which I currently make my living.

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I took that one some months back. It was reasonably accurate (high visual bias, not-as-high left bias). The analysis was too generic to be at all useful. It was spot on in a few places, and dead wrong in others, which suggests to me that this is Yet Another Horoscope.

No thanks.


Interesting point! I took a more in depth test of the same caliber and the result was not too far off, but was compared to this shortened version. However, all these sort of tests are interesting and fun to poke fun at. ;)

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