We as designers are daily filled with things related to emotion, aesthetics and art. We need to know the extent to which our brain works well to manage it. Sometimes we do not have the art skills and so was not awarded the design aesthetic talent, but still only because we love, like and want to explore that area so it's good to know the personality of the left and right brain in terms of design.
I was amazed when there is a book that talks about this, Awaken the Giant Within (made by Anthony Robbins, one of the world's most expensive speakers) that seeks to uncover what lies within us to become full potential. What then my associate in the design world. This article may be used as an alternative for the study of design, especially for a self-taught. This test will determine what type of personality you have, so you can do something through it. It may be accurate and maybe not, although this I get from various sources that support, just try and maybe you get the benefits.
First you will determine which parts of the brain (left or right, even if you only have one brain) that is predominantly used. This will be divided into two parts and the combination of results will lead you to determine the personality you have.
Put your hands clasped as in prayer. If you see:
* Left thumb under the right thumb, then you are left brain dominant user.
* Right thumb under the left thumb, then you are right brain dominant user.
in the picture above the left thumb under the right thumb, then the means of use of the right brain is more dominant.
Fold your arms in front of the chest, If you see:
* Right arm above your left arm, then you are left-brain user
* Left arm is above your right arm, then you are right-brain user
Erratum:in the picture above right arm is above the left arm, which means the user left-brain dominant.
Left and right combination
So, what does it mean? Based on combined results obtained from these tests (steps one and two should not be reversed) you have got a series of interpretation of your personality.
Full consideration, traditional, indirect type
Instinctively read the emotions of other people and friendly to everyone naturally. Though not too deep to take the initiative to move 'forward', but people with this type will always support someone else.
Is a stable personality and full consideration in doing something, give others a feeling of being protected by someone with this type.
The downside is they can not say no to a case directly, although they do not wish to do so they will always be to care about other people. They will help others though have no interest in it.
In the world of design, this type (the full consideration) would really think about the concept and make sure if it was ready. Because like something simple, usually what they produce is also simple and easily digested by others, the brand does not like anything complicated. Remember! Sometimes design briefs from clients often provide rules and assignment of the 'complicated' and complex, but they do with a simple. This makes them tend to often talk with clients.
Like the challenge and do not like pleasantries (straight type)
When they have determined what they will do so as soon as possible. They also really like to try and also like things related to the challenge. Dare to face the dangers / risks without thinking (which sometimes do something silly).
The downside is they do not hear the words or advice from others, they will think twice or think about it if they really hope for what they want to hear it in a conversation and one thing (they will listen to you only if they think it's interesting .) However, because they do not like small talk they tend to be someone who is popular.
People who have this personality is considered very suitable in the field of design and art. As we know the right brain is dominantly used in the design field. Because they like the challenge, they love to explore new things, new ways, think 'outside the box', which made him have a chance to find concepts or new design ideas.
They are also very powerful imagination. Well, it should also be reminded sometimes they are not skilled in doing something (read my article about the triangle of science, art and skills in the next post), so they are better suited to be a concept bank and creative team.
Dedicated high, cold, and perfectionist
Always rely on logic in every action and every aspect. To beat or to persuade them is with a reason and considerations. Having a lot of pride and feel great in doing something. If they are your friend, they are very reliable. However, if they become your opponent, they are a formidable opponent. Because they can talk like a perfectionist, they often leave a bad impression which makes it very difficult to care on the first met.
People with this type of personality is very difficult to adapt in the field of design (does not mean they can not), there are various ways so that we can use our right brain optimally. Nevertheless the results of the design they create usually takes a long time, research and observation they make as much as they want and often make their designs become a 'wow' because of their high dedication.
Like care about other people, the type of leader
They have good speaking ability and wit to adjust the situation and existing conditions, while still considering the needs of others. Because they are cool and calm or quiet, have a sense of high responsibility, they will tend to be the leader of a group. Became popular among the people around.
However, they could not help the lives or personal interests in terms of 'dividing or mixing these two things, because they want too much care for other people. Very concerned about how others view them and always alert.
They like something to do with observation and research. As well as we understand, in the field of visual communication, we also struggle with things like that. However, somewhat less able to imagine. They define something based on the principles and concepts. When they would describe the results of the concept of observation, they are less able to process them in a visual form. Like we know something, it seems very close, but it is difficult to be expressed in words.
when you design or conduct our daily work in the field of design, you will behave like what comes out of the test mentioned above. Indeed, this is not directly related to the field of design. However, when doing something in between the creative process of design, you will surely behave properly what is in the results of this test. This is the main point of my consideration.
So, what about you? What is your type? and Is this accurate?