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INFJ Left-brainers? Is there such a thing?

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So I have recently come across a book that describes some of the differences between extraverts and introverts, one of my favorites sub-sections of personality temperaments. (The Introvert Advantage by Marti Laney). The book also differentiates between left-brained and right-brained introverts, something that I had never thought to consider when thinking about our own introverted type.

So I read through the descriptions, and even though I have always tested consistently as an INFJ (Feeling being a very important part of this), I keep getting directed in the left-brained direction, a process that is based on logic.

Which isn't really a problem except that it completely goes against the Feeling side of the inFj spectrum.

Some of the different traits between the two are:

Left-Brainers- analyze pros and cons before taking action, are usually neat and tidy, give concrete examples when describing something, are keenly aware of time, proceed one step at a time, likes to focus on one task at a time, is idea-oriented, seek exact solutions.

Right-Brainers- Playful in solving problems, respond to events with emotion, interpret body language easily, have a good sense of humor, improvise, use metaphors or analogies when describing something, deal with several problems at once, not realize all that you know.

I was wondering if any of you had ever tested you brain in this way, and are there any left-brained INFJs out there? And what does this mean in terms of our emotions if our brains by default are logic-based?

I'm open to any sorts of theory and discussion!
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43% left brain 57% right brain

Your left brain/right brain percentage was calculated by combining the individual scores of each half's sub-categories. They are as follows:

Your Left Brain Percentages

54% Verbal (Your most dominant characteristic)
37% Linear
25% Logical
20% Reality-based
17% Symbolic
14% Sequential (Your least dominant characteristic)

Your Right Brain Percentages

48% Intuitive (Your most dominant characteristic)
46% Concrete
40% Fantasy-oriented
28% Random
25% Nonverbal
24% Holistic (Your least dominant characteristic)

Some of the questions on that assessment I don't see why they would be a proper measure of right vs. left brain -- do you like rock music? Most people do so how does that narrow it down effectively?

This is a little off-topic, but when I was reading through the results, particularly in the "intuition" section, this came to mind. When I was in grade school and high school I hardly ever studied for assessments. Honestly, many times I would just go with my "gut" feeling for the answer and it would be good enough to get by just fine. It wasn't until college when I started to actually read through material beforehand to study because of all the essay question assessments. But even then, in courses such as psychology or economics I'd choose to hardly go to class and I'd still get an A on every exam because it was that natural for me.
Guess that kind of reflects the INFJ Ni. :tongue:
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