This test from Sommer+Sommer is fascinating to me. I’ve taken it twice, once at home and once at work.
Both times I took the quiz, I was congratulated on my ability to use the sides of my brain equally. At work, I am slightly more left-brained, at a 53% reliance on my left side. I boasted about the results to my husband who laughed at me; he is convinced that I’m more right brained than left brained. Even though I captured a screen shot that proved my results, he said it was rigged.
I protested his response. I often don’t get jokes or understand why people are laughing at something I said. I was regularly accused by last boss of being the most organized person he knew – so much so that he was slightly disgusted by it. Being organized is something that I find to be a natural talent. Obviously, my husband was mistaken.
And then I took the same test at home. My reactions were different! The first test is an optical illusion of a spinning girl. I know she was spinning counter-clockwise when I took the test at work (on a break! I swear!) but for the life of me, she was spinning clock-wise at home.
Crossing my hands? Yep, different in each location. Other questions produced the same results at both locations.
Notice that my split was 47/53 at home and 53/47 at work. It’s built into every model that people will lean a direction that others take up. In my current work role, I’m expected to be fairly organized and set-up processes yet, the method of doing so is left open.
I like to create order out of chaos, yet if something is too organized, I find that I take it apart and rebuild it. At home, I feel as though the fight against chaos is too great and I am merely pulled along for the ride.
After some discussion, the husband agreed with me that I am a very organized person — to other people. He however, gets to see the me behind closed doors. It’s our secret.