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Re: Whoa Right brainers!

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Michelle H. Harrell (mmhar)
Wed, 27 Jan 1999 18:12:19 PST

Thom Maltbie wrote... "I consider myself creative (not right brain
focussed) and I tend to be analytical (not left brain focussed)
sometimes. I prefer not to limit myself to half a brain.
I'm am definitely not a psychologist, but I am wondering about the
labels you guys are throwing around. If we label people, then we develop
certain assumptions and expectations about their behavior."

You seemed to be "whole brained" as my father is- well balanced in both
hemispheres. He can be spontaneous and creative yet very analytical the
next minute. I am completely right brained and can emphasize with many
of the comments that others have posted. I hardly realize now how
differently I process anymore. I scribble at meetings, on the phone, and
yes even on the listserv (Saved messages aren't quite as memorable as my
sketches as I read everyone's ideas). But, I do struggle with
left-brained activities as I have since I was young. I know exactly how
my seventh graders feel as they tap their toes and rock their chair as
they listen to a teacher lecture for 20 min.

Michelle Harrell

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