blogging gobbledygook and such

It may not look like it but am having difficulty blogging now. Ironically, it is not the lack of ideas that’s hindering self. Have so many ideas in the notepad actually, just waiting to come out. Kind of like you ate too much the day before, and is kinda hard for you make chocolate cakes in the toilet… :mrgreen: Okaylah, enough with the shitty analogies.

Anyway, that’s not very good, considering have promised you readers some ‘interesting’ posts at the end of the year, and a ‘new’ and ‘different’ bloggerdygook in 2008. Yeah, you’re all probably thinking it’s yet another new skin, ‘cos that’s what sulz is famous for – like her stylish dress sense in real life (hah, shameless!), reflected in the layout of her blog. Actually, am recycling an old skin that mosts reflect self as a person, as well as self’s personal dress sense too. (If could find a nice new skin in time, would definitely not want to disappoint your expectations. πŸ˜‰ ) See, have gone on a whim and changed blog’s outfit for the festive season. Happy??

(Haha, like anybody’s forcing self to do it. But am happy with the festive look, really.)

So, right, here’s another random thing any reader can enjoy for now while am busy trying to unblock the mental clog. You think prunes can do the trick?

Are you a leftie or a rightie?
Your Brain Usage Profile:

Auditory : 70%
Visual : 29%
Left : 50%
Right : 50%

sulz, your hemispheric dominance is equally divided between left and right brain, while you show a moderate preference for auditory versus visual learning, signs of a balanced and flexible person.

Your balance gives you the enviable capacity to be verbal and literate while retaining a certain “flair” and individuality. You are logical and compliant but only to a degree. You are organized without being compulsive, goal-directed without being driven, and a “thinking” individual without being excessively so.

The one problem you might have is that your learning might not be as efficient as you would like. At times you will work from the specific to the general, while at other times you’ll work from the general to the specific. Sometimes you will be logical in your approach while at other times random. Since you cannot always control the choice, you may experience frustrations not normally felt by persons with a more defined and directed learning style.

You may also minimally experience conflicts associated with auditory processing. You will be systematic and sequential in your processing of information, you will most often focus on a single dimension of the problem or material, and you will be more reflective, i.e., “taking the data in” as opposed to “devouring” it.

Overall, you should feel content with your life and yourself. You are, perhaps, a little too critical of yourself – and of others – while maintaining an “openness” which is redeeming. Indecisiveness is a problem and your creativity is not in keeping with your potential. Being a pragmatist, you downplay this aspect of yourself and focus on the more immediate, the more obvious and the more functional.

Took the test again for fun and felt like this one is a truer result.

Your Brain Usage Profile:

Auditory : 61%
Visual : 38%
Left : 57%
Right : 42%

sulz, you are mildly left-hemisphere dominant while showing a slight preference for auditory processing. This overall combination seems to indicate a well-working blend of logic and judgment and organization, with sufficient intuition, perception and creativity to balance that dominance.

You will at times experience conflict between how you feel and what you think which will generally be resolved in favor of what you think. You will find yourself interested in the practical applications of whatever material you have learned or whatever situation you face and will retain the ability to refine whatever knowledge you possess or aspects of whatever position you are in.

By and large, you will orient yourself toward intellectual activities and structure. Though not rigid, you will schedule yourself, plan, and focus on routine and continuity of operations, rather than on changes and disruptions

When changes or disruptions occur, you are likely to consider first how to ensure that such disruptions do The same balance is reflected in your sensory preference. You will tend to be reflective and measured in your interaction style. For the most part, you will be considered objective without being cold and goal-oriented while retaining the capacity to listen to others.

Preferentially you learn by listening and maintaining significant internal dialogues with yourself. Nevertheless, you have sufficient visualization capabilities to benefit from using graphs, charts, doodles, or even body movement to enhance your comprehension and memory.

To the extent that you are even implicitly aware of your hemispheric dominance and sensory style, you will feel most comfortable in those arenas which emphasize verbal skills and logic. Teaching, law, and science are those that stand out among the professions, along with technical sales and management.

Science??

Okay, maybe not. πŸ™‚

Comments on: "Is it a mind block or a blogging block?" (16)

  1. Your theme is so festive with the ornaments. Like!

    sulz: deck the blog with kinds of baubles, haha. πŸ˜› thank you!

  2. Auditory : 56%
    Visual : 43%
    Left : 55%
    Right : 44%

    Same description as your second one.

    However, this is somewhat incorrect. As the result of many tests, including ones administered by “professionals”, I’ve already been determined to be a mostly visual person. Maybe it’s that f’ed up background on their website that’s throwing off the results.

    sulz: for sure, it ain’t the prettiest looking site, but things like this we always have to take with a pinch of salt! πŸ™‚ so now am not sure if am more auditory or visual, seeing that it wasn’t accurate in your case.

  3. Interesting that you are teaching someone and your responses basically reinforce (in my opinion) that you’ve made the right choice, Sulz.

    I thought mine was equally fitting:

    Your Brain Usage Profile:

    Auditory : 37%
    Visual : 62%
    Left : 58%
    Right : 41%
    kstafford, you are somewhat left-hemisphere dominant and show a preference for visual learning, although not extreme in either characteristic. You probably tend to do most things in moderation, but not always.

    Your left-hemisphere dominance implies that your learning style is organized and structured, detail oriented and logical. Your visual preference, though, has you seeking stimulation and multiple data. Such an outlook can overwhelm structure and logic and create an almost continuous state of uncertainty and agitation. You may well suffer a feeling of continually trying to “catch up” with yourself.

    Your tendency to be organized and logical and attend to details is reasonably well-established which should afford you success regardless of your chosen field of endeavor. You can “size up” situations and take in information rapidly. However, you must then subject that data to being classified and organized which causes you to “lose touch” with the immediacy of the problem.

    Your logical and methodical nature hamper you in this regard though in the long run it may work to your advantage since you “learn from experience” and can go through the process more rapidly on subsequent occasions.

    You remain predominantly functional in your orientation and practical. Abstraction and theory are secondary to application. In keeping with this, you focus on details until they manifest themselves in a unique pattern and only then work with the “larger whole.”

    With regards to your career choices, you have a mentality that would be good as a scientist, coach, athlete, design consultant, or an engineering technician. You can “see where you want to go” and even be able to “tell yourself,” but find that you are “fighting yourself” at the darndest times.

    …………

    Kind of interesting considering my blog is all about horse racing with a big emphasis on “my selections” on daily races. “looking for patterns” is exactly how I describe what handicapping is all about to folks that don’t know about it. Further, the whole classification thing is totally me. I have my own “scoring system” that I use to rank contenders/pretenders in each race. It took years to develop and is constantly being tweaked, but yeah – that’s totally how I go about my business.

    Thanks for posting! Very insightful!

    sulz: yeah, that was why was more inclined to the second test, though abbydonkrafts has warned it’s not exactly accurate in his case! so we should take this with a pinch of salt, as we should with any quiz on the net really. πŸ™‚

    nevertheless, it’s blog fodder for days when the mind’s all cotton wooled up there, haha. you’re welcome!

  4. lovelyloey said:

    I’m an almost severe left-brainer, ack.

    Auditory : 47%
    Visual : 52%
    Left : 63%
    Right : 36%

    sulz: 63 is not severe! besides, they always say right-handed people use their left side of the brain more (assuming you’re right-handed here).

  5. Just blew my original comment away.
    Suffice to say, I feel Christmasy visiting tonight.
    Nice ornaments, kiddo.
    And me? Definitely righty, although my twin sister is a total southpaw.
    Go figger . . .
    ~m

    sulz: what you mean, blew your original comment away??

    well, that’s the point of the change, so mission accomplished! πŸ™‚

    oooh, you have a twin sister, do you look like each other? haha, mean, not in an androgynous way, but in a yeah you look like you’re related way. πŸ˜›

  6. “Auditory : 31%
    Visual : 68%
    Left : 44%
    Right : 55%

    Muse, you possess an interesting balance of hemispheric and sensory characteristics, with a slight right-brain dominance and a slight preference for visual processing.

    Since neither of these is completely centered, you lack the indecision and second-guessing associated with other patterns. You have a distinct preference for creativity and intuition with seemingly sufficient verbal skills to be able to translate in any meaningful way to yourself and others.”

    I’m pretty happy and resonant with these results. The quiz was really unusual. I can generally, at least partly “psych” these things out, but with this one I wondered what they were measuring almost with each question. Some questions I picked my answer, and wondered how anyone could pick any of the others! While a few of the questions stymied me. Fascinating experience, thanks, s!

    sulz: hmm, you’re a rightie, so are you a southpaw? why did the results have to use the word ‘seemingly’ to describe your ‘sufficient verbal skills’? are they suggesting anything less or more? well, to self you’re one of the most expressive people know and you definitely do not ‘seem’ to lack in that department!

    you’re most welcome! πŸ™‚

  7. lovelyloey said:

    Yes, I am right-handed, but so is 90% of the population. LOL.
    But, this test shows I’m right-brained. So I’ve decided, this left-right brain thing is not important. πŸ˜›

    sulz: huh, that many righties meh?? didn’t realise that…

    sigh, quizzes just makes us muddler than before, think!

  8. Prunes? Maybe not πŸ˜› I say coffee πŸ˜€ Or doing something else to unclog it.

    sulz: oh yes, coffee always does the trick for self, which is why always have a cuppa in the morning. :mrgreen:

  9. VirgiliusSade is very funny!
    I am right handed, so don’t know quite what to make of that. Thanks for saying nice things about my expressiveness {huggies}. It IS strange they used the word “seemingly”–perhaps they know the real me?!?
    I like the second paragraph of YOUR description, and it fits how I experience you. 8)

    sulz: heh, you have your witty moments too, muse. πŸ˜‰ you know, if only we could see ourselves the way people see us… think we’d be a lot more aware of ourselves and become happier by that. that’s why affirming our loved ones and friends is so important! πŸ™‚

  10. Auditory : 52%
    Visual : 47%
    Left : 52%
    Right : 47%

    I’m a bit confused about my results. Apparently I’m “one of those rare individuals who are perfectly ‘balanced’ in both your hemispheric tendencies and your sensory learning preferences.” That’s probably right as I’m good at problem solving and adjusting to situations, but apparently it means I sacrifice spontaneity and creativity… obviously I disagree with that! But I didn’t find the answers that obvious, so if I took it again and I’d probably get a different result. And are the results supposed to add up to 99%? I kept wondering what happened to the other 1%… maybe the writer’s block has done some damage? πŸ˜€

    Love your new look, btw. Very festive! When it first loaded I had to double-check I was in the right place, it looked so different. πŸ˜‰

    sulz: hehe, can’t be same old, same old all the time now, can we? πŸ˜‰ well, the credibility of this quiz was questioned a few comments above, so best to take it with a pinch of salt! if it applies, something to mull over. if it doesn’t, something to laugh or scoff over! πŸ˜›

  11. Auditory : 28%
    Visual : 71%
    Left : 25%
    Right : 75%

    It’s funny. I always thought I would be more of a leftie. Or at least more balanced.

    I took lovelyloey’s test and, although when I first looked at the dancer she was rotating anti-clock wise, I was able to quickly turn her in the other direction and then it was impossible for me to turn her back. Now everytime that I open the page she’s rotating clockwise no matter what I do.

    I do agree with the visual thing.

    sulz: oh, didn’t realise lovelyloey left a link to it haha! saw the dancer rotating clockwise all the way; tried to make it the other way but can’t.

    so you’re right-handed or left-handed?

  12. Oh I’m right handed. Just like most of the population. πŸ™‚

    sulz: now that you said it, why are there so many right-handers and so few southpaws? strange mystery that is life!

  13. Oooh, new theme. I like this one very much.

    And I agree about the block. My internet’s been fine again for a couple days, but I just couldn’t think of what to blog about. Got so much stuff, just can’t put it into words, well finalise it.

    sulz: thanks! just for the festive season though.

    hmm, you can start with your new *ahem* job. πŸ˜‰ all the details!

  14. Sulz:

    “now that you said it, why are there so many right-handers and so few southpaws?”

    I do not know about other cultures but in North India, the moment a child starts writing with his left hand – and in my observation, nearly _all_ children start that way, something a child development psychologist can explain better – people pounce on him to change his ways. In Indian culture, the right hand is reserved for performing worship, eating, writing etc (good things) and the left is not considered so auspicious. Many children then start writing with their right under coercion. Some stay with the left.

    My theory therefore is that much of the right-handedness is socially constructed. Does it make sense?

    sulz: yes, that makes sense. but thought we’re more modern these days and would not hinder lefthandedness if it’s natural. perhaps that will be more common in the future. πŸ™‚

  15. Sulz:

    “but thought we’re more modern these days and would not hinder lefthandedness if it’s natural.”

    India is a land of contrasts, contradictions and counter-intuitive thoughts and actions. That is the best explanation for our strange cultural ways. πŸ™‚

    May be you will visit India and see for yourself one day.

    sulz: am sure this isn’t just confined to india; many asian countries are less modern in thinking than they appear to be, malaysia notwithstanding. πŸ˜‰

    would love to visit india one day; indian cuisine in malaysia is absolutely mouth-watering, so can’t imagine how much tastier authentic indian cuisine in india will taste!

  16. Heh, I was going to wait a little with that until I actually start which looks tobe end of next week!

    But I think my inspiration’s back. And considering how many quality posts you made after this one, I guess yours too!

    sulz: see, that’s the thing. this blogging blocks always unravels the moment have posted about this. it’s like have to lt it out of the chest before the mind works smoothly again… like cats and their hairballs, you know? haha!

    good, want to read all the nitty gritty details about your job… especially how much you get paid for it! :mrgreen:

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