Jun 14

Balance logic and creativity

balance creativity and logic

We have two brain halves. The left one focuses on more creative tasks and activities and the right one is in charge of the more logical aspect of our day-to-day.

Left side

  • Recognizing faces
  • Expressing emotions
  • Music
  • Reading emotions
  • Color
  • Images
  • Intuition
  • Creativity

Right side

  • Language
  • Logic
  • Critical thinking
  • Numbers
  • Reasoning

Depending on what our stronger side is we have an easier time to learn certain tasks. A logical person will feel more comfortable with numbers, planning, organizing, problem solving, etc. Right-brain type people tend to get into jobs such as engineering, accounting, law, etc. Left-brain type people will usually find themselves comfortable doing art, socializing, and being creative in general so they end up in sales, dealing with customers, artists.

Knowing which type of person we are we are we can adapt our learning methods so that we use our strengths. This can save us a lot of time.

Aside from this however, what really ends up training our brains is to force ourselves to use our less used side. This will prepare our brain for future circumstances in which the less talented side is necessary or in which both sides must be applied. An engineer or a lawyer that needs to find a creative way to solve a design problem will be in a better position to do so if they have engaged in some form of art such as music, drawing, writing or something along those lines. On the other hand, an artist can greatly improve on the stereotype of “hungry artist” if he/she has trained in structured problem solving such as Sudoku puzzles or crosswords or math problems.

So, find out which type of brain bias you have to know how to learn better and to also find out which type of brain activity you need to improve on, creative or logical.

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