Wagner Preference Inventory

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The Wagner Preference Inventory was helpful in helping me understand my thought tendencies in different situations. I have a hemispheric balance, which should allow an array of careers to have an appeal for me. I wish schools looked into developing both sides of the brain at an earlier age, so students are not so pigeonholed later in life…

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This is good news for me, since many jobs will appeal to me rather than the certain activities ascribed to a certain hemisphere. It is worth our while to explore the left brain and right brain phenomenon and to look at some pitfalls to assigning certain attributes to each side of the brain.
Experimentation has shown that the two different sides, or hemispheres, of the brain are responsible for different manners of thinking. The following illustrates the differences between left-brain and right-brain thinking:
Left Brain dominant people tend to prefer the logical, sequential, rational, analytical, objective, and the trees for the forest. Right brain dominant individuals prefer the random, intuitive, holistic, synthesizing, subjective, and the forest for the trees. Most individuals have a distinct preference for one of these styles of thinking. Some, however, are more whole-brained and equally adept at both modes. In general, schools tend to favor left-brain modes of thinking, while downplaying the right-brain ones. Left-brain scholastic subjects focus on logical thinking, analysis, and accuracy. Right-brained subjects, on the other hand, focus on aesthetics, feeling, and creativity. ...
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