Is Your Brain Logical Or Creative?



Let me first clear off one thing that a person could not either be completely logical or creative. Though it is true that some are more creative while others are good in their reasoning ability. A majority of the people irrespective of their sex, nationality, or race will lie somewhere in between. There will always be very few at the extremes.

This is how nature functions. Even if you find some inconsistencies it will be taken care of and in the end, the aforementioned theories will hold true. A theory is behind all this and that is known as regression towards the mean. It simply states that data points that is extremely higher or lower than the mean will likely be closer to the mean if it is measured a second time. It works beautifully in the field of psychology.

If you take any psychological trait-like neuroticism. Suppose that both your parents score extremely high in neuroticism then it is more than likely that you will not score as high as them in that particular trait. It will somewhere towards the mean. Over the next few generations, you will see that the scores of that particular trait are more towards the mean.

This is how nature corrects its path. This phenomenon could be seen in any of the psychological traits and hence the theories hold true.

If you take a closer look at the MBTI you will realize that there are more people who are feelers rather than thinkers. This is not to demean anybody but the fact is that thinkers are rare. In my opinion, it comes from the fact that our society doesn’t reward us to develop our thinking. Society just wants to not question them and be like them.

Society has a set pattern for everything and if anybody doesn’t follow it, people tend to move away from them. While in my opinion we must value recognize those thought patterns because it is such a rarity to come up with our own thoughts. It is extremely difficult because we are constantly being influenced by people around us and it is very difficult to cut away from it to have our own thought patterns.

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.”

[MovieMaker Magazine #53 – Winter, January 22, 2004 ]”
― Jim Jarmusch

“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create — so that
without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.”
― Pearl S. Buck

“A tragedy is a tragedy, and at the bottom, all tragedies are stupid. Give me a choice and I’ll take A Midsummer Night’s Dream over Hamlet every time. Any fool with steady hands and a working set of lungs can build up a house of cards and then blow it down, but it takes a genius to make people laugh.”
― Stephen King

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”
― Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

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  • Question of

    You learn best through:

    • Hands on learning
    • Evaluating opinions
    • Research and trying things out
    • Other
  • Question of

    What time of the day do you tend to think best at?

    • When I’m faced with a challenge
    • After a cup of coffee
    • When I’m on my own
    • Other
  • Question of

    How do you like to relax?

    • Solving a puzzle
    • Listening to music
    • Going on a jog
    • Something else
  • Question of

    Are you right or left handed?

    • Right handed
    • Left handed
    • Ambidextrous
  • Question of

    Do you tend to be better with writing or numbers?

    • Writing
    • Numbers
    • I’m good at both
  • Question of

    Are you an introvert or extrovert?

    • Introvert
    • Extrovert
    • A bit of both
  • Question of

    Which do you prefer in a test?

    • Discussion
    • Multiple choice
    • Matching
  • Question of

    Do you prefer the indoors or outdoors?

    • Indoor
    • Outdoor
    • I like both
  • Question of

    How do you tend to find inspiration?

    • By discussing my idea with others
    • By reading articles about the topic
    • Other
  • Question of

    Which activity would you rather do?

    • Painting
    • Writing
    • Watch tv
  • Question of

    At work, the way you think builds your reputation. What kinds of tasks do coworkers tend to ask you for help with?

    • Things involving creativity and design
    • Things involving math and calculations
    • Things involving communicating with others
    • Things involving judgment or dilemmas
  • Question of

    How would you describe your attention span?

    • I’m sorry, what was the question?
    • It’s longer than most people.
    • I’m usually present, but I sometimes lose focus.
    • About average
  • Question of

    The way our brains move our bodies is a big part of who we are. What’s your favorite dance move?

    • The Running Man
    • I don’t dance.
    • Whatever strikes me in the moment.
    • Shoot dance!
  • Question of

    How familiar are you with scientific calculators?

    • They’re like a part of my body.
    • Um, what is that?
    • I’m not an expert, but I could probably get around on one.
    • Ugh, I haven’t used one in decades – it’d be rough.
  • Question of

    What did your teachers think about you in school?

    • I was nice but needed to focus more.
    • I was one of their favorite students.
    • I would sometimes act out but was overall good.
    • I stayed in line and didn’t make much trouble.

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