The Various and Sundry Laments of a Right-Brained Person

1. You’re easily swept up by your imagination.

19 Everyday Struggles Of Being A Right-Brained Person

Right-brained people are known to live inside their head.

2. If you come up with an artistic idea, you have to stop everything you’re doing and write it down.

You have so many filled-up notebooks from your constant distractions.

3. And you’re totally guilty of doodling all over your math notebooks.

19 Everyday Struggles Of Being A Right-Brained Person

Numbers are just guidelines to amazing art, everyone knows that.

4. You have some strange talents, like tying seemingly unrelated things together.

Which makes you a star English student, at least.

5. You love to read and write, but you don’t know the difference between a preposition and a conjunction.

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And who cares, as long as you can appreciate the work in question?

6. And you’ve tried to learn at least three languages but struggled with memorizing grammar rules.

And you’ve tried to learn at least three languages but struggled with memorizing grammar rules.

Uh, at least you tried?

7. You have an easier time writing a silly message on your bill than actually calculating tip.

You have an easier time writing a silly message on your bill than actually calculating tip.

~pats on back~

8. You need to have music on when doing work, even though it can make your mind wander.

You need to have music on when doing work, even though it can make your mind wander.

Even if it’s just instrumental music.

9. And you love everything about music, but playing it on rhythm and counting each beat perfectly can be really difficult for you.

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What the hell is a “quarter rest”?

10. You rely on visuals when learning new things.

You rely on visuals when learning new things.

Your visual memory single-handedly helped you memorize so many flashcards.

11. You’d rather write an essay than take a multiple-choice exam.

19 Everyday Struggles Of Being A Right-Brained Person

A timed test with limited answers? No thanks. You’d rather have a few hours to say exactly what you mean and defend your reasoning.

12. You appreciate a well-crafted sentence more than anyone, but you also think as you talk and don’t always edit.

You appreciate a well-crafted sentence more than anyone, but you also think as you talk and don’t always edit.

Whoops.

13. You’re really brave when it comes to pursuing what you want, but your feelings are also easily hurt.

19 Everyday Struggles Of Being A Right-Brained Person

You’ll totally make a first move on that crush you’d have for three months, but any rejection can also mean the end of the world.

14. You are meticulous when it comes to creating a piece of art, but your desk is covered with scattered papers.

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Art must be perfect. Everything else… eh.

15. You get really excited about the tiniest of details related to your favorite series or film, but get easily bored in daily conversations with people.

19 Everyday Struggles Of Being A Right-Brained Person

Ordinary conversation = yawnsville.

16. You’re great at recognizing people’s faces but can’t remember names of new people to save your life.

You’re great at recognizing people’s faces but can’t remember names of new people to save your life.

AKA Having to remember five people right after you’ve been introduced is IMPOSSIBLE.

17. Fictional characters have shaped your personality more than real people.

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Duh.

18. You’ve questioned the whole notion of morality and think it’s more important to be kind than to be right.

19 Everyday Struggles Of Being A Right-Brained Person

To you, nothing is black and white.

19. You live in your own world.

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And you know what? It’s pretty magical.

4 responses to “The Various and Sundry Laments of a Right-Brained Person

  1. Let’s see #4, #5 and #11 ring a ding ding true. As I’m taking another swing at learning Thai, I have to admit, I like words better than grammar. Fuck grammar. Unfortunately I’m an English teacher, so I have to “wing it,” which means my Thai students know more than I do about grammar. Okay, I am getting better at grammar, but grudgingly.

    I remember reading a similar list not too long ago (but w/out your clever gifs), and feeling better about myself because it explained how creative folks have brilliant and stupid moments all jelly rolled together. Does that make sense?

    I think I need a jelly roll.

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    • Yeah, I took you for a #4, #5 and #11. Words are the fun bit of the language, grammar is nuttin’ but rules and rules suck all the fun out of the room. Always.

      Welcome to the wonderful world of category paradox where all types, not just right-brainers, can be deliciously brilliant and just plain outright dumb… sometimes in the exact same moment.

      Good luck on the Thai thing. I had an ex-girlfriend attempt to teach me Mandarin and it nearly drove her mental (or mentaler… she was always a bit crazy).

      Enjoy your jellyroll, kiddo.

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  2. Rhyn,

    I think I have a touch of right braininess.
    1. I live out my writing in my head long before it ever hits a page.
    2. Not so much, I make a mental note.
    3. I cant do math and I am an even worse artist.
    4. I do this all the time, I love to make that connection for people.
    5. Yes, I once wrote on a English test, “Don’t Know, Don’t Care.”
    6. I speak three languages. English, Spanish, and Redneck. I can hardly write in English.
    7. I am a good tipper, because I make it easy and always round up.
    8. I cant write or study without music.
    9. I have a drum set. I love it but yes rhythm is tough.
    10. I love picture books.
    11. Yes, because if faced with a 50/50 dilemma, 90% of the time I will pick the wrong answer.
    12. I cant spell well crafted, but I do admire those who can.
    13. Not me. I have figured out how to hear that I suck.
    14. Yes, me exactly.
    15. Again, me exactly.
    16. No, I am not good with faces either.
    17. In some cases yes, but mostly I do like real people.
    18. Maybe, but maybe not.
    19. Yes, my world spins around me.

    Great list. I love your lists, you have a real talent putting these things together. I am excited to be creeping back into the online world. I have missed it so much. Happy Holidays.

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