I'm used to being a right-brained person in a left-brained world. My Dad (shown in the picture) is probably left-brained. In addition, I'm pretty sure that my mother, my numerous siblings, my cousins and aunts and uncles, all our cats (of which we had 18 at one point), and even our poor, neglected dogs were probably all left-brained. There I was, in the middle of all these logical, analytical, verbal braniacs (well, except for the dogs), lost in my world of imagination and art. It wasn't easy, I tell you (with tongue placed firmly in cheek).
So, I wondered how to explain the difference. I wonder if Blogger will let me post a table...
|Me ||My family|
|Forget words, jokes, idioms ||Capacious vocabulary (and they would know what that means without a dictionary!) |
|Surround myself with expensive furniture, nice art, clean lines, no clutter||Books, magazines, ashtrays, clothing scattered everywhere; Good Will furniture |
|Kandinsky, Klee, Miro, Rauschenberg, Rothoko||Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Aristotle |
|Brown eyes ||Blue eyes (well except my Dad, who has brown eyes, and my twin brother who has hazel eyes) |
|Math, art, poetry, literature ||Languages, history, economics, political science, biochemistry |
|Bad at games except for Mastermind, Risk, and Four Square ||Good at all games especially Scrabble, Boggle, Scattergories, Checkers, and all those other games that I consistently lost |
|Dreamy, imaginative, grumpy in the morning, need lots of time alone||Togetherness, music competitions, awake at 5 am! Argh!|
|Made my own paper dolls with paper, pencil, and scissors||Ran with scissors|
|Hate MS Excel ||My mother was one of the first users of Lotus 123 and still talks about how much she loved it! |
|Can't imagine anything worse than doing my own taxes (except Death)||Actually enjoy doing their own taxes |
|Big-hearted ||Also big-hearted! Thank-goodness. |
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What are those silly squigglies? Sideways hearts??