What Side of Your Brain do you Use?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with eXp Realty BR562939000

Yesterday, I spent some time at the Realtor.com Marketing Expo and learned some more ways to market my clients' listings using the Internet.  I have to admit that I knew almost everything they taught us, but there were a few tips that I picked up. 

One thing I found interesting was talking about which side of the brain people use more than the other.  Left brain people tend to be more organized, good at math, etc, and right brain people tend to be more creative and expressive, etc.  I felt that I had some of the characteristics of both, so I went online and "tested" myself.  It turns out that, like most people, I do use both sides, but not necessarily equally.  Here are the results of my quiz.  You can click the link at the bottom to take the quiz yourself.

Right Brain/ Left Brain Quiz
The higher of these two numbers below indicates which side of your brain has dominance in your life. Realising your right brain/left brain tendancy will help you interact with and to understand others.
Left Brain Dominance: 12(12)
Right Brain Dominance: 6(6)
Right Brain/ Left Brain Quiz

Does this affect my real estate career at all?  I'm not sure, but I honestly think that being a real estate agent requires the use of both.  You need to be organized in order to manage multiple projects at one time.  Yet you also need to be creative to solve issues that come up during a deal.  In addition, you have to be people oriented.  I'd be interested to see how other agents scored on this.

Posted by

Robin Siddle


Comments (9)

Eric Blum
1-800-GOT-JUNK? - Yardley, PA
Franchise Partner - 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

Interesting. I was Left(13) and Right(8), which makes sense.  Good with math, science, organized...

My wife told me I use neither side of my brain. Left(0) and Right(0).  Hard to argue with that.

Oct 26, 2007 12:40 PM
Vicky Poe
Good Ole Rocky Top - Crossville, TN
Realtor/ Auctioneer
I don't have to take the test to know that I have a right side brain.  Math is not my friend.  I am more creative.
Oct 26, 2007 12:42 PM
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

Hi Robin !

 I've taken this test before, however took it again just now...I'm 'whole brained' ..my scores are 13 for left and 13 for right. I'm a scientist however I'm also very creative and love to draw and write.  Real Estate is the perfect career for me....

thanks for writing this interesting post...it sounds like you had a lot of fun !


Oct 26, 2007 12:45 PM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
Robin, Skipped a few questions ( ...turn your heaqd left, etc ) and came up 9/8. I guess that means I'm confused, indecisive and conflicted !
Oct 26, 2007 12:47 PM
Brian Brumpton
Keller Williams Boise - Boise, ID
Boise Idaho Real Estate

Interesting test.  I'm not sure what the higher numbers mean.  Hears how I scored:

Left Brain Dominance: 10(10)
Right Brain Dominance: 11(11)

Does that mean I'm a balanced?

Oct 26, 2007 12:59 PM
Keisha Hosea- KASIHomes.com
KASI Homes - Chino Hills, CA
Real Estate Solutions For Real People
I scored 7 left brain, 6 right brain. I love these kinds of tests.
Oct 26, 2007 01:19 PM
Chip Holmes
Eagle Home Appraisal - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson NV Real Estate Appraiser
I am left brained but I am not quite sure how this is useful. What am I supposed to work on now?
Oct 26, 2007 01:36 PM
Timothy Baron
Nova Homa Loans - Tucson, AZ

I scored 11 left, 9 right.  Pretty even, I guess I'm just good at everything.  Dont' be jealous.  Ha, j/k!

Nov 05, 2007 08:12 AM
Robin Willis
eXp Realty - Tucson, AZ
CDPE, SRES, Associate Broker
Okay, looking at most of your responses, it seems that a lot of people in this industry are pretty even. Hmmm
Nov 06, 2007 04:42 AM